Advaita

September 29th, 2018

Disclosures

I am one of those still ‘limited’ selves that have started the journey of Advaita beginning of 2012. In this yet to be concluded journey, an enormous amount of literature, disclosures, discourses, commentaries, texts, etc. were stumbled upon to seek the ultimate reality. It is still a distant dream but the path is very clear. No matter what you seek, it becomes a reality only when one ‘experience’ it, until then, it is mere knowledge that can only tell you why, what, when, where and who. My ‘experiences’ are very short-lived and hence my seeking continues. I am not writing anything here that haven’t been told before but, this is a small attempt to recollect what I gathered in my caravan. I named this section of the blog ‘disclosures’ because, they are the secrets hidden in the open world you see, yet you do not realize. This is an attempt to tell you those secrets.

[#2] Experience

The intention is not to explain the definition but to make you understand what exactly happens when you have ‘realized’. I will use my famous metaphor called the Gulab Jamun theory. BTW, Gulab Jamun is a Indian dessert which is a soft dough deep fried and then soaked in sugar syrup. Now, one can read all about it, watch videos, WiKi it and do all the research. At the end it, all you get is tons of knowledge and you can even claim that you are now an expert on Gulab Jamun. There is one problem though, all that knowledge you acquired in the process did not yield into ‘experience’. You could have simply eaten one and could ‘realize’ the experience. Good or bad, when knowledge does not lead to experience, it is still considered ignorance. Unless it is a first person experience, be it God or Gulab Jamun, they simply don’t exist in your consciousness.

There secret to realization is not the path or knowledge, it is simply experience.

[#1] The 3 classes of humans

Isn’t it an oxymoron to retell the first secret by ‘dividing’ humans? Of course not. Until the many becomes ‘one’ the realization does not happen. It is very important to know as a reader why you are reading what you are reading without which, you would not understand why ‘you’ are. Confusing…it is and it isn’t!

Basically, humans are divided into 3 classes. First the ‘Uttamadhikari’, the rightful proprietor, ‘Madhyamadhikari’ the deserving and the ‘Adhamadhikari’ the undeserved. Until now, if you still have not asked any question or had any thought in your mind, you are a Uttamadhikari. You do not need to continue. Just send me your contact, I will be at your feet. If you have decided to continue the pursuit and want to ‘know’ further and not question my knowledge, you are the deserving ‘Madhyamadhikari’. I don’t have to explain the third because you might have already stopped reading or have thousand questions not about yourself but everything else. For the last class of people, there is no point in even trying, you die one day and will be born again, nothing changes.

These disclosures are for the ‘Madhyamadhikaris’, the deserving class of people who wish to ‘seek’ and this is ‘one’ of those many sources you reach out to. Where you ‘seek’ is irrelevant, what you ‘experience’ is important. I can only wish for you that your seeking is filled with ‘experiences’ until it becomes THE singular, only ‘you’.