- This is living at the Effect
of the Mind,
i.e., at the effect of the events now occurring to oneself. It is living
and being upset by the events coming up out of one's past or now happening
in the world, and looking to the future for "things to get better."
what we usually are most of the time, which is being oblivious, spiritually
asleep, out of touch with what is, or "out to lunch." AHAM
gives people the necessary nudge - and the "space"- to wake
up, so they can now truly look at their lives, or see the truth about
them, and thus begin to really and truly live life, here and now. [LMT]
- As in "I understand what you mean." This is the
booby prize. It is intellectualizing, making what is so into a belief
or concept, and not getting it. The prize goes to experience, or direct
knowing, which is Getting It.
[LMT] (See: Booby Prize).
- The quality of discernment or comprehension that usually
only occurs after remaining for a long while in the direct company and
experience of a thing. But, it is still not certain that one actually
knows the situation, person or thing in question. It usually means one's
individual or specific judgment or outlook, or opinion about a thing
appearing or occurring in the mind. But in AHAM, this is not dependable.
than meager understanding, which is most often merely knowing about
a thing or situation, is one's certainty of knowing. It is to know thoroughly,
by one's close contact or long experience with the thing in question,
which is to perceive and comprehend the true nature and significance
of the thing or situation at hand. It is from experience, that one truly
is the totality
of all consciousness, energy and matter that exist in the vastness of
apparent space, whether known to human beings or not, containing the
earth along with the human race and the totality of human experience.
It is the sphere or field of activity centered on and including everything
associated with life.
It is the totality
of finite and changeable circumstances, dependent on and equal to the
immutable, eternal infinity of Divine Consciousness.
But, in fact, the
universe is a mere illusion, a product of thought, it only appears to
exist. It is not in itself Real.
- means, "the end of knowing." It is a system of
philosophy based on the Upanishads, which are commentaries on the ancient
Hindu Vedas (sacred writings) or Books of Knowledge. It is teaching
the culminating or conclusive knowledge of The Absolute,
which is about the revelations of the Divine Self. Vedanta
is one of the six systems of orthodox Indian philosophy.
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