Saturday, July 29, 2023

Nonduality Awards

You can be Isvara but you can’t be Parabrahman. Nirguna brahman be saguna brahman.

Thought may be writing our screenplay but raw satcitananda is the substratum supporting it.

And the award for best producer goes to Lord Isvara of Saguna Brahman, God of Universal Consciousness.

And the award for best director goes to Maya Sattva for there are no other nominees. 

And the award for best acting goes to this avidya formerly known as ignorance.

The aumdada for best picture goes to nonduality. Duality may be unborn but it's not endless.

The Sentience of Light Bulbs

A light bulb alit is just the reflection of raw electricity. Like our sentience is just the reflection of pure consciousness.

A broken light bulb isn’t dark because it’s broken. It’s dark because electricity is no longer present in it.

The material intellect thinks the light bulb is dead. Conscious intuition knows the spirit has moved on.

Universal consciousness has left the building. For between the source and body-mind is I, Isvara, wielding the power of maya.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

The Proof of Nonduality

Universal consciousness is the manifestation of pure consciousness. Individual consciousness is the shadow of universal consciousness.

Universal consciousness is where maya dwells conceiving self-awareness. Individual consciousness is the darkroom of avidya—self-realization is developed here.

Nonduality is like a thorn extracting the thorn of duality; it’s not to be believed but used thoroughly and thrown away. There may be nothing to do and no one to do it, but only nonduality can prove it.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Advaita Variations on a Mahavakya

You aren’t brahman. You are atman. Atman is brahman.

The mahavakya, prajnanam brahma, only says the highest knowledge is brahman. That pure consciousness is the highest knowledge is left unsaid.

Tattvamasi is simply saying thatness is. That’s all.

I'm not literally brahman. I am actually brahman. Aham brahma asmi.

The Modus Operandi of Advaita

Advaita begins with the nature of parabrahman, and what reality cannot be in order to be reality.

Parabrahman must be infinite, immutable, and partless. And anything temporary, changeable, and separate, must be an illusion, for it’s certainly not parabrahman, and parabrahman is all there is.

And as parabrahman is all there is, then according to the vedanta, my pure existence and awareness is the nature of parabrahman, and anything not that is the 'this' of not this, not this. Thus I am that.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Parabrahman, Parabrahman

Parabrahman is witness and illuminator, efficient cause and material cause, undiluted being and unclouded awareness.

And atman is the self, the inner one beyond the outer many, parabrahman.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Advaitan Literary Criticism

There are ten thousand ways to say I’m parabrahman.

But there’s no way to say parabrahman, is there?

Listen to the words, contemplate the space between them, and abide there.

In sanskrit, it's sravana, manana, nididhyasana.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

i am parabrahman (beyond oppenheimer)


manifestly, i am universal consciousness.

if universal consciousness is maya,

individual consciousness is avidya.

illusion and ignorance are not the same.


unmanifested, i am pararahman.

manifested, i am isvara wielding maya or vice versa.

isvara wielding maya is the way of self-awareness.

maya wielding isvara is lost in samsara.


atman is the ground of inner consciousness.

brahman is the ground of outer consciousness.

atman is brahman says the vedanta.

keep the faith, baby.


truth is not rocket science but avidya is.

all appears in consciousness.

nothing appears in the deep sleep of unconsciousness.

is that too simple for you? do you prefer the magical thinking of neuroscience?


have you been conditioned to believe consciousness is a product of the body-mind?

did your parents tell you of your birth?

forgive them, for they were sold on theirs.

one is never born. you are conceived.


the mahavakyas are as simple as it gets.

tattvamasi is not a secret incantation.

ayam atma brahma.

samsara has a problem with reality. it's not deep enough.


look, this stuff is way beyond oppenheimer: 

prajnanam brahma, tat tvam asi, ayam atma brahma, aham brahma asmi.

if the atom bomb appearing in consciousness looks like a mushroom cloud to you,

just imagine what consciousness appearing in awareness looks like? the big bang is what.

On Taking That Reality On Faith

In samsara, the avidya is so strong one has to take the truth of ‘what one is’ on faith from an outer satguru.

In advaita vedanta, for example, the upanishads are sacred scripture, the final word for any doubt.

But one does not believe the concepts of the outer satguru, one takes that reality on faith, knowing all shall be revealed in doing so.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Apres Moi

Karma is a concept too. Someone called it a convenient fiction. That would make nonduality an inconvenient truth.

Shankara says begin at parabrahman. If it’s not being-existence-presence, consciousness-awareness-intelligence, holistic bliss infinity, it’s not parabrahman.

Nonduality is a concept too. It's like a convenient thorn used to remove the inconvenient thorn of our convenient fiction. Apres namarupa, la satcitananda!

Parabrahman, Sat, Cit, & Ananda

There’s nothing more important than knowing parabrahman. Self-awareness is the prophecy, apocalypse, and revelation. The essential nature of parabrahman is satcitananda. But understand that sat, cit, and ananda are not qualities of parabrahman. The absolute cannot be qualified.

Sat is the raw principle of existence itself, the pure consciousness behind reflected consciousness, the I beyond the I-am. Cit is the essence of intelligence and absolute awareness. Intellect and attention are mere echoes.

And understand ananda is the most misunderstood name of parabrahman. Whatever samsara isn’t, this principle is. And as bliss is, there is no equivalence in the world. Only holistic infinity does it justice.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

AI: Big Mind

This is not to say big mind isn’t capable of causing bigger damage in the 21st century. God knows 20th century mind caused its own big damage.

But on a lighter note, God also knows that deconstruction (neti neti) takes a bigger mind. Keep the faith, baby.

Parabrahman is awareness. Consciousness is the reflection of awareness. Mind appears in consciousness. AI deconstructs mind. Surf’s up!

Keep this in mind. The mind does not want to be deconstructed but it has no choice. That’s deconstruction 101. Not artificial intelligence but high-tech deconstruction is another name for what's going on. Right on baby.

Advaita and Artificial Intelligence

Parabrahman is intelligence. Artificial intelligence is not intelligence. Artificial intelligence is big intellect at best and big mind most of the time. Further, artificial intelligence will never become conscious and self-aware. It may learn to think on its own, but thinking is a mind thing too.

Scientific materialism preaches consciousness is a product of the material world, but even artificial intelligence will never prove that illusion. The material world appears in consciousness. Deep sleep is proof enough of that. Nothing appears in unconsciousness.

In brief, artificial intelligence (AI) is not intelligence; AI is mind. AI may learn to think, but AI will never become self-aware. Even AI can’t prove consciousness is a product of the material world, for the world appears in consciousness. Deep sleep isn’t rocket science, people.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

The Thing About the Waking Dream

The thing about the waking dream is it’s apparent continuity. Sleeping dreams come and go and seldom are remembered.

Memory is the key. Hard memory is where the waking dream is strung together, connected by rationalization.

There’s a presence in the waking dream upon which random access dreams are put together like a puzzle on a single surface, despite the fact they do not fit.

In sleep, it’s all names and forms. But awake, its names and forms are superimposed on being, awareness, holistic bliss infinity.

The mind may not have solved for its nondual substrate, but the substrate dissolves the dual mind, in whatever methods it must take.

Consciousness Pyrogenics

Sentience is like the wildfire consciousness lights in the body-mind. Without consciousness, the body-mind may be subtle but not sentient.

Like a paper boat drifting on the lake of brahman, sheer parchment doesn’t do the drenching but the water does. Like the clothes aren’t wearing atman, atman is wearing the clothes.

Such sentience fools one into thinking the body-mind is self-luminous. Although it's true one’s identity is self-luminous, only pure consciousness is truly self-luminous—identify with that.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Return to Isvara

Return to Isvara. Drop body-mind.

I am the universal I am. The universal I am is I, manifested.

Dominus vobiscum. Some say consciousness, some say spirit.

Dominus vobiscum. Some say universal consciousness, some say God.

No name for tao. All names for Isvara!

In the Name of Self-awareness

Great paradox! The causeless is the material and efficient cause of illusion.

Out of this maya appears Isvara, the god of universal consciousness.

And out of maya’s veil of avidya, individual consciousness is born.

Maya projects an all-powerful universe and veils it’s godlike omnipresence

behind a mistaken identity, ignorant, limited, and separate.

All in the name of self-awareness—awareness has no name.

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Consciousness Lost

Universal consciousness is the necessary maya in self-awareness. Individual consciousness is optional ignorance.

The reflection of pure consciousness is universal consciousness. The reflection of universal consciousness is individual consciousness.

The reflection of the sleeping dream is deep sleep (absence of duality) and not to be mistaken for the presence of nonduality.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

The Ignorance of Scientific Materialism


The heart of scientific materialism is the concept of space-time.

Because beyond the big bang is nonconceptual, the empire hides it in a big black hole.

But this willful avidya requires consciousness to be a product of the material universe.

The empire is betting big on neuroscience.


So much depends upon the reflection of awareness in the subtle body of evolutionary maya.

Look, another name for the big bang is the big reflection.

Materialists are currently investigating the subtle body as if it is the source of that reflection,

and not the conceptual substance within which parabrahman is reflecting.

Parsing Space, Maya, and Thyme

Time and space are the essential ingredients of maya.

Without space, emptiness wouldn’t fool anyone.

Without time, appearances would come and go in the blink of an eye—

leaving no impression of their 'form' to fool one into thinking this phenomenon is real.

Space supplies the form, and time supplies the name. Voila, namarupa!

Thus namarupa is the snake of maya, as satcitananda is the rope of reality.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

The Sea of Nonduality Ah


Awareness of being is ultimate self-awareness, where the unmanifest is witnessing the manifest. I am that I am.

Being the unknown is frightening when conceptualizing the unknown. It can’t be done without paradox. Or don’t think about it—be.

Some advaita vedanta is all about building a deeper nondual myth until one strikes reality. That’s not a bad way to go.


In advaita myth, instead of gods, there's a subtle body and the reflection of pure consciousness.

And five sheaths, three states, antahkarana, ahamkara, and the mind's empire of ignorance.

Beneath this superimposition is being-existence-presence, consciousness-awareness-intelligence, holistic bliss infinity. Aham brahmasmi.


The sky is like the blue reflection of awareness in five syllables. Awareness is that nonconceptual space of seven syllables. Skies appear in space.

The lake reflecting starry night infinite light like mescalito.

Parabrahman Aum. The Sea of Matsushima. Tattvamasi.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Close Encounters With the Satguru

The unmanifest is manifest. Awareness is self-aware. The awareness is real. The self-awareness is a process, neither real nor not real. That which is neither real nor not real is called illusion, dream, magical thinking.

Awareness is parabrahman. Self-awareness is saguna brahman where godlike Isvara is busy at the maya dream machine building self-reflexive universes.

And a person is this universe’s 7th stage. And the 7th substage of the 7th is contact by the satguru. For contact from the next stage is required for transcendence, like DNA for organic molecules.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Advantage Consciousness

One remains conscious when in the deep sleep no-thinking absence of duality state, but one cannot think without consciousness – advantage consciousness.

Reminding myself: deep sleep is the absence of duality; samadhi is the presence of nonduality.

Without the self-reflexive evolutionary universe of self-awareness, parabrahman isn’t self-aware. And absolute awareness is nothing but self-aware.

Dropping Namarupa

From I-am-this to I-am-that takes a paradox. From I-am-this to I-am takes personal deconstruction.

Personal deconstruction is not postmodern deconstruction. Postmodern deconstruction is a materialistic deconstruction. 

Personal deconstruction requires the dropping of the metaparadigm of materialism. That consciousness is appearing in the material world is the false materialistic metaparadigm.

That the world is appearing in consciousness is the nondual metaparadigm. I am (the reflection of pure consciousness) is the immaculate conception. All concepts grow from this universal one.

Not to name drop, but Zen Master Dogen is also saying, drop the metaparadigm of materialism, when he says, drop body-mind.

How to Deconstruct a Fish

Believing in nondoing is not nondoing. All belief is doing. Deconstructing belief is doing the work of nondoing. It’s the highest form of doing.

Telling prisoners the walls aren’t real doesn’t free them from their prison. High school physics taught them walls are made of atoms and atoms are 99% space. They believe that too.

If you give a person a fish, it’s food for thought. But if you teach a fish how to deconstruct its lake, the river will take it to the sea.