08/21/2011: The Certainty of Being

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on the certainty of the Knowledge of the Existence of the Self and Self-inquiry to realize the nature of this one Self. Dialogues on the immortal Knowledge of the eternal Self, Self-inquiry and other practices, resolving the idea of difficulty, continuity of Self-inquiry, the rootless unreal nature of ignorance, the illusion of the senses, what transcends the three states, freedom from misidentification with the body and the prana, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Taittiriya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 9.

****** Quote from Satsang ******



Questioner: Ö Iím not really aware of the brain but Iím aware of the Existence.

Nome:So with or without a brain you exist. With a brain or brainless, you exist. (Questioner laughs) But by your own experience have you ever known a time when you donít exist?

Questioner:Iím not aware of it in deep sleep.

Nome:You donít think of it but still you exist and you know that you exist in as much as it is reflected later when you wake up with the knowledge that you were existing all the time. That is a faint reflection in thought for a knowledge that is non-thought or mind transcendent in nature. If there is something, you exist and you yourself exist in the form of existence of that something. If there is nothing, you exist and you yourself exist in the form of that nothing. Even when you think nothing exists, there is still Existence and that Existence which is invariable which does not care if it is something or nothing, that Existence should be known as yourself and not the transient appearance of a body with a brain.

*Note: CD does not contain the Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu

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