It is impossible for the self, because of its consciousness, to see itself except through reflection. You cannot see your face except in a mirror, here you can see the reflection quite clearly. It is as if all ignorance has been removed. Consider looking at your reflection in a pool of muddy water, then perhaps [...]
It is impossible for the self, because of its consciousness, to see itself except through reflection. You cannot see your face except in a mirror, here you can see the reflection quite clearly. It is as if all ignorance has been removed. Consider looking at your reflection in a pool of muddy water, then perhaps in a shiny piece of metal, in comparison to the mirror each reflection is not accurate. When ignorance is removed then the knower of Self can indeed see his true of reflection.
We cannot see who we truly are because we constantly are looking outward and require a reflection to see ourselves. This is a form that we are able to identify with, we believe it is our true form. It is interdependent how we can see ourselves in a reflection and know that it is who we are; how can this contradiction exist?
The limitations we place upon our self is due to ignorance. This leaves us with visions that are not perfect and yet we assume that they are right and real and act accordingly due to our beliefs. Ignorance in this case breeds more ignorance in action, deed and thought. Through meditation one is capable of removing ignorant limitations until the true reflection of the Self can be known. Then when we act we are acting without karma because we are in the Self.
That which is forcing the action within the solar system and resultant universes is on a cosmic scale is one and the same with itself. Consciousness creates the form and is of itself the substance of the form yet do to ignorance we see only the reflection and think it real. The Self is the cause and the same Self is the effect, both are intertwined and come out through the same equation as equals.
The name if you will is in the form although it may have a different shape it is made up of the same sub- elemental substance. For example we see a gold bracelet and understand the form but it is from a larger piece of gold. We have become attached to the form and unable to see the substance or name of what comprises our vision we believe as real. From independent tranquility the vibration of AUM brings forth a material reflection with which we identify with. We identify our self because we know who we truly are and can recognize that reflection immediately. Yet the sound of AUM is invisible to us because we see what we believe is real yet the vibration that is holding the gold bracelet together is osculating to the golden sound of AUM beyond our comprehension.
You say it is beyond me, I am not that, I can’t hear that sound! I am a man or I am a woman, I have this thought, I know who I am, I am a sinner- all these are mind limitations, they are what you have made yourself believe and therefore are your self imposed ignorant limitations.
You are the infinite, you are the stars and planets and that which holds all the matter together and the limitless consciousness that lies within all matter which appears as space, time and causation. You are the almighty that thought this into existence you are limitlessness consciousness. You are this all and when ignorance vanishes you will no longer doubt.