Showing posts with label aumanandada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label aumanandada. Show all posts

Friday, February 11, 2022

Devotion to Reality


Thoughts may deconstruct the unreal or point to the real, but thought is not itself real.

In the world, only love comes close to the real. In reality, only this self-shining consciousness is real.

At best, science deconstructs and myth indicates, but only one’s attention minus thought is real.


Some people find themselves, thru the evolution of life, at a place in which devotion to a single teacher is essential.

There’s the inner teacher and the outer teacher, of which there’s an embodied teacher and a teacher’s written revelations.

Choose one and give that your devotion.


thought is the stuff of dreams but reality is not a dream, neither the dream called dream nor the dream called reality.

romantic love is affection for a thought-form. unconditional love is affection for a being. reality is being.

western science was at its best deconstructing the roman christian empire, but at its worst theorizing its own materialistic one.

on the other hand, myth is at its best pointing to the unbelievable truth, but at its worst becoming religious belief.

cause and effect, god, reality, revelation, renunciation, resting, self-awareness.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Cyphering Self Hyphen Awareness

Absolute awareness is self-shining consciousness. The mind is what registers this truth.

Call this self-evident truth self-awareness. The mind is the hyphen in self-awareness. And it’s cypher.

The absolute by the power of its paradox is witnessing itself. This is how the mind sees self-awareness. It’s everywhere!


the mind is a mirror. let me count the way.

my granddaughter turned five last month. she's beginning to talk about herself in the third person. i love how true duality begins.

another name for witnessing is self-awareness (being self-aware). another name for paradox is maya (illusion, delusion, occlusion). another name for everywhere is (god, universe, the void).

you don't choose the way. the way chooses to lose you.

before self-awareness is self-consciousness. it peaks in adolescence. sometimes it ends in self-inquiry. sometimes it needs another dreamtime.

this afternoon was ice-out on the river. to be honest, i'm not certain there was ever an ice-in.

there's a lot of esoteric terminology for the common passages in life. do not get lost in this terminology.

by the time you're reading this, you've already been there, but haven't done the math.

do yourself a favor and know your myth.

after revelations come the footnotes. if it's good enough for the blue cliff record, it's good enough for me.

creation without paradox is like mental masturbation. it sure feels good but honestly i need the eggs.

the mind is your tool. identifying with the mind makes you its.

these are the gitas for 2022.

the full-tilt shankara bhasyas are the gambhirananda and the warrier.

an abridged shankara is the nikhilananda. the deep translation is the sargent. a modern advaita vedanta commentary is the chinmayananda. and it appears the sargent is there for any further language-specific questions.

Monday, February 7, 2022


Desire minus thought equals love. Love without a name is called ananda.

The mundane minus thought equals being. Another name for being is consciousness. Self-shining consciousness is that. There is no name for that.

Book knowledge minus thought equals experiential knowledge. In other words, the manifested material universe minus all conceptual names and forms equals the unmanifested that, i.


if om is omniscient,

call me aumanandada:

if A = a - t then A + t = a ,

but if t = a - A , and A = ∞ , then t = ( i² = −1 )

and ( i² = −1 ) = m(a)yA;

thus if k - t = K,

and aum - k = I,

then I = aumanandada.


in advaita vedanta, the upanishads are that which is heard—revelation. the bhagavad gita is that which is remembered—myth. and the brahma sutra is that which has been codified—law. revelation always comes before myth, and myth always comes before the law.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

The Heartwood of Nonduality


There’s only awareness and self-awareness.

Self-awareness is the natural expression of awareness.


If self-awareness were a tree, being would be its heartwood.

And if being were the heartwood, mind would be the bell


of that experiential self-awareness

and memory, the rings within the tree itself.


Attention, do not mistake the rings of memory for the heartwood of being.

Further, don’t mistake the heartwood of self-shining consciousness for something other.


Consciousness is awareness.

Nonduality is nonduality is nondual.


divine imagination is ringing who am i? who am i? who am i?

materialism is not as much a theory as it is a postulate.

thought is the stuff of now. memory is the stuff of thought. ego is the stuff of memory. nirvana is the stuff of samsara.

there's no logic to life. there's only the story of its happening.

that the absolute equals attention minus cognition is the real mass-energy equivalence.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Math from Aum to Mu


Consciousness is beyond all logic, science, and philosophy.

All of these are but appearances in consciousness, are they not?

Although some like thinking otherwise.


Between awareness and all thought there stands a gateless gate.

Call it maya, paradox, koan, or imaginary number.

Whatever, it doesn’t have a name.


An ego isn’t bad. It’s just the strongest thought known.

And thought isn’t bad as well.

It’s just this thing which gets in the way.


Ordinary attention minus conditioned conceptualization equals

absolute awareness.

Just do the imaginary math.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Attention Crows

After your new metaphysics deconstructs your old physics, throw them both away.

It doesn’t matter how many angels can dance on the head of a lingam. That consciousness is the absolute is all you need to know on earth.

Morality assumes the personal doer but anyone with half-a-mind understands the universal is the only doer.

Crow caws again, the universe is the cause, and the universe its result. Thus crow caws the causelessness of crow.

Religions love their cells like people love association. There’s just one self. No one else can join you there.

Pay attention, children. Unadulterated consciousness is absolute awareness and attention minus mind is that awareness.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

On Dream

The mind dreams before it sleeps.

Consciousness dreams before it wakes.

Because consciousness is sleeping, the mind is dreaming.

Because consciousness is waking, the dreaming mind is dreaming it’s awake.

The sleeping dream is free to change directions like a summer breeze.

The waking dream is set in stone.

Because consciousness is waking, the waking dream is dreaming with that power.

Concepts begin to feel so real!

Paradoxically, when consciousness wakes, the waking dream is seen to be unreal.

That’s maya for ya.


"dream until the dream come true"

neither the mind nor the consciousness is dreaming. it is maya that dreams.

when consciousness is away, the mind will play.

dreaming is a spectrum from unawareness to self-awareness.

it appears awareness goes through all samsara to get to self-awareness.

you say paradox, i say maya. let's call the whole thing the one.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Attention Meditation

Self-shining consciousness is not a passive process in an ordinary person but one intertwined with mind moving outward. Thus, awareness and cognition equals attention.

This is meditation at its best. With attention moving outward like a light, don’t think about it. Attention minus cognition equals awareness.

And any thoughts that may appear, don’t think about them either. Simply let them disappear within the clarity of bright awareness.

This meditation is not a passive one of contemplation nor just sitting, but an active one beginning with attention moving outward as if the shimmering world out there is your ongoing creation.

Visualize the ahamkara of mind intertwined with nondual nuclear awareness. By removing thinking from the weaving, awareness shall untie the knot. There I am like a fountain of satcitananda.


consciousness plus deconstruction equals medicine.

attention plus the negative capability of myth equals self-awareness.

the ahamkara of consciousness and mind is not exactly bondage but certainly a gripping embrace.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

There's Nothing Beyond That and That Is Not Nothing

All metaphysics, no matter how nuclear they may be, come down to sourcing consciousness.

Big science has a branch of metaphysics theorizing consciousness is a product of the physical.

There are people who believe this theory as fact. This is exactly how a myth turns into a religion.

A true metaphysician understands consciousness is foundational and self-shining.

As foundational, the mind can’t grasp it’s ground. As self-shining, consciousness is the source. Obviously, I am not the mind, I am that.

Anything beyond that is myth. Ananda, don’t let your teachers grow up to be bishops.


A materialist believes consciousness is a product of the body-mind. Consciousness knows the body-mind is an appearance in myself.

The modern empire believes in materialism and it’s the job of big science to prove it. In other words, they are its metaphysical department of defense.

Thought is not the default state of consciousness. Consciousness is the default state of consciousness.

Child, a blade of grass cannot describe the field.

Consciousness only means consciousness only, mind.

Is myth maya? Mu.

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absolute awareness is self-shining consciousness without a doubt.

when the mind is dreaming, there's a state of consciousness that knows the mind is dreaming. it's called a nightmare when one doesn't.

deep sleep is the mind not dreaming.

lucid dreaming is that state of consciousness that knows the mind is dreaming. it happens every night to some degree or way. the trick is staying there all day.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Done Deals

The universe is tending towards self-awareness and there’s nothing I can do about it.

Self-awareness is a done deal. Everything else is just the juice of an orange dripping from the lips of a ghost.

The mind divides indivisible awareness into two, but more importantly, believes it.

There are no causes behind these special effects. Please turn off your smartphones and enjoy the show.


"For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love"

awareness is solely self-aware in that self-awareness is so powerful and almighty, it appears to be an intentional universe of enlightenment at its central crack of dreamtime dawn.

you are not becoming self-aware. you, absolute awareness, are so inherently self-aware that you're aware how self-awareness is appearing.

rinse, rant, and repeat: deep sleep, sleep dream, dream self, self-awareness.

Turn off your mind

Relax and float down stream

It is not dying

It is not dying

quote unquote

four advaita systems essential features

From The Advaita Tradition in Indian Philosophy


by Chandradhar Sharma

We thus find that there are four main systems of advaitavádá in Indian philosophy, namely, the Mádhyamika, Vijñánaváda, Advaita Vedanta and Kashmira Shaivism.

The essential features shared in common by these four advaita systems are:

1. Advaitavada is always spiritual non-dualism or absolutism.

2. The Absolute is at once transcendent to and immanent in the manifested world.

3. As transcendent, the Absolute is indeterminate. It is beyond senses, thought and language. It is pure consciousness and bliss.

4. As immanent, the Absolute is the reality of the manifested world of individual subjects and objects. It is infinite, all-pervasive and all-inclusive.

5. The Absolute cannot be known as an ‘object’ by relational thought. But as the foundation of all empirical knowledge and experience, it shines forth as the eternal non-dual Self, self-proved and self-shining. It can be realised in nonrelational immediate spiritual experience.

6. Absolutism makes a distinction between reality and appearance.

7. The Absolute appears as or projects this world through its own power which is beginningless, transcendental and inseparable from it.

8. Avidya or transcendental Illusion generates the notions of externality, difference, limitation and finitude. It can be removed only by the immediate realisation of the Absolute.

9. The Absolute is not proved by positive arguments. The advaitins negate the illusion of duality and the Absolute shines as the ground-reality.

10. Moksa or Nirvana is absolute freedom which is complete identity with the Absolute. It is the realisation of one’s own true nature through supra-relational knowledge or immediate experience.

11. Intense spiritual discipline is prescribed as a help towards this realisation.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

It's Maya Town

You are two, god is one, reality is neither.

And all the bishops, philosophers, and engineers can’t put god back together again.

Then all shall know you by your name for god. 

Call me the universal evolutionary enlightening intent towards self-awareness, Ishmael.

God has many names but the absolute is nameless, for god is the absolute conditioned by maya.

And maya is what happens when you try to name the absolute.


sorry all you nihilists, atheists, and other existentialists, reality isn't nothing either.

sorry all do-gooders, you can't make two one again.

look, everybody needs a myth to make it through the night.

lovers make their own myths. believers steal theirs from one another.

remember, maya is another name for paradox.

awareness and its name is intertwined in ordinary states of mass confusion. but there, without a name, i am.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Pointing towards Consciousness

The mind cannot describe consciousness.

Consciousness is indescribable.

The mind is totally within the field of consciousness.

Consciousness is beyond the boundaries of mind.

The mind is consciousness but consciousness is not the mind.

You can’t know consciousness but only be ”it.”

Further, consciousness, as a word, is not a name for consciousness,

but an indicator—there is no name for that which can’t be known by mind.

And as for being consciousness,

that’s why they say that you are that.


the empire of scientific materialism is trying with all its might to find the source of consciousness within the body so as to do with "it" what it did with hydrogen.

but consciousness is not a product of the body-mind, thank god.

religious empires claim to own the source of consciousness through their founder's infallibility, but these days, one needs proof, more or less.

that understanding consciousness is the ultimate source of power for all empire through its weapon of belief, religious or materialistic, gives a whole new empirical meaning to spiritual liberation.

no one owns consciousness although fools give theirs away miserably every day.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Modern Namarupa


Awareness is solely self-aware.

Within this unmanifested self-awareness is appearing,

through the lens of paradox,

a manifested self-awareness

in the form of a self-reflexive universe,

whose maker is the god of evolutionary intent

and whose material is self-shining consciousness.


if there's only awareness, and awareness is only aware of awareness, then this self-awareness is our objective.

awareness is absolute, self-awareness is unmanifest, and there are appearances in self-awareness which are manifesting self-awareness.

between the absolute and relative, there is a wall of paradox. its name is maya.

aware new, new clear, clear deep, deep sleep, sleep dream, dream self, self aware.

if the wall is paradox, god is the writing on the wall.

is it true that consciousness only is the only true materialism?

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Riffing Shankara

Riffing Shankara

so awareness


on the mind

and vice versa is

something like attention,

if attention is

the knot of mind,


and an object.

Therefore, attention

without mind or object

is awareness,

or what I truly am,



according to shankara, the snake is not only superimposed on the rope, the rope is superimposed on the snake.

accordingly, this mutual superimposition of cognizance with awareness, i am calling, for lack of a better word, attention.

not a practice exactly, but a confirmation of this mythic design, is sitting in attention without attaching to the various thoughts of mind—thus one can call this resting in awareness.

to an ordinary person, pure awareness isn't ordinary, but awareness intertwined with cognizance is ordinary. there's the rub.