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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Freedom from Illusion is Effortlessness - Part-4

Freedom from Illusion is Effortlessness - Part-4
This is continuation of translation of chapter-5 - titled निर्भ्रमता ही विश्राम - of manav vyavhar darshan written by Baba Shree A. Nagraj Sharma.

* Human-being needs to see entirety of gross, subtle, and causal dimensions of Nature for movement towards Intellectual-Resolution and Material-Prosperity.
* Sensory-recognition (recognition of signals from seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling) is gross understanding; Recognition of relative-energies (as effect of one entity's activity on another entity) and of conscious-energies of mun (the activity of wanting or choosing), vritti (the activity of thinking or evaluating), and chitta (the activity of visualizing, believing) is subtle-understanding; Recognition of absolute-energy and of atma (which experiences in the absolute-energy) and buddhi (which accepts the realities as they are) is causal-understanding.

* All expressions of entities of nature are as activities saturated in Space. All activities of Nature are formfull (or they have some structure or composition). The activities of Nature can be named by human-being. All activities of Nature get reflected in human-being as inspiration, provocation, impulse, urge, and innovation.


* Inspiration:- Movement towards awakening (mutual-progress) upon meeting of two human-beings.
* Provocation:- Movement towards mutual-decline upon meeting of two human-beings.
* Impulse:- Faster movement towards progress obtained due to fortuitous-union.
* Urge:- Faster movement towards progress obtained upon recognizing the need.
* Innovation:- Faster movement towards progress obtained after putting efforts towards experimentation.

"All activities of Nature are with a structure" - means an entity of nature is with its four inseparable aspects - structure, attributes, true-nature, and dharma. It is not possible to find an activity of nature without these four aspects. Human-being can "name" these to indicate these realities (their structure, attributes, true-nature or purpose of being, and dharma) to each other. The objective of naming-activity by humans is to facilitate "meaningful-communication".

Letters or letter-groups that indicate an activity is called "word" or "name".

The words or word-groups that indicate meaning or purpose of being of that activity is called "definition".

Definition indicates reality in existence. All realities are as beings in existence.

* Word is just the name of the activity in existence. Definition of that word indicates the purpose of that activity's being in existence. Word and definition together make for a meaningful communication.
* Words that indicate a definite-activity in existence are meaningful-words. Words that don't indicate a definite-acitvity in existence are meaningless-words.
* Study in Co-existence leads to acceptance of purpose of realities in existence. Realities in Existence are with structure (appearance), attributes, true-nature, and dharma.
* For an Entity of Nature - Shape, Area, and Volume determine its Structure; its effect in interaction with other entities determines its Attributes; usefulness of its attributes in co-existence determines its Purpose or True-Nature.

The usefulness in co-existence of an entity's attributes is either generative, destructive, or as mediating. Based on how an entity of nature realizes its usefulness in co-existence its true-nature is either generative, destructive, or mediating.

* The inalienable-aspect an entity of nature is its Dharma.

Dharma of Matter-Order is to exist; Dharma of Pranic-Order is to exist and to grow; Dharma of Animal-Order is to exist, to grow, and want to live; Dharma of Knowledge-Order (human-being) is to exist, to grow, and want to live with happiness.

* An entity's activity in alignment with its inalienable-aspect (dharma) is the effect of inspiration. An entity's activity in contradiction with its inalienable-aspect (dharma) is the effect of provocation. Inspiration leads to Resolution. Provocation leads to Conflict.

* Inspiration towards Resolution is Conducive for human-being. Provocation towards Conflict is Inconducive for human-being.

* Self-Inspired Living is when one's Conviction (in buddhi), Desire (in chitta), Thinking (in vritti), and Wanting (in mun) are inspired by Experience (in atma).
* In the absence of coherence in Self (jeevan) one's Beliefs (in chitta), Desires (in chitta), Thinking (in vritti), and Wanting (in mun) are externally-driven - which is an imposition on self as provocation.

* Self-Inspired living is Effortless. Externally-Driven living is Effort-full.


1. effort:- when outcome of one's actions is less than one's expectations - there's effort in living. when outcome of one's actions is more than one's expectations - there's effortlessness in one's living.

All human-effort are with conscious-involvement (jeevan's activities). Jeevan itself determines the expectation of outcome from one's actions. In the absence of experience in co-existence (as knowledge) - the expectation of outcomes from one's actions is more than one's physical-effort for realizing that expectation. This itself leads to less than expected outcomes - which itself is tiredness or a sense of burden. Tiredness or Sense of Burden itself is Failure or Helplessness for human-being. Therefore - a human-being's inability (as knowledge or skill) itself gets manifested as its helplessness or failure.

Living in accordance to one's Dharma is Self-Inspired Living. In the absence of Self-Inspired Living - one lives with imposition of Dharma of other entities of Nature (like animals). Human-being is more-developed than rest of the nature - therefore it has their attributes, natures, and dharma also. Therefore it is possible for a human-being to live with dharma of rest of the nature. A human-being's living like animals (just in the purview of bodily-instincts, fight and flight for survival), or living like vegetation (just growing older), or living like minerals (just existing) - is Illusion.

Expectation of Happiness is innate to human-being. This innateness is defining-aspect of human-being - as under certain conditions a human-being in illusion also becomes ready to kill oneself, or stops taking nourishment. This is the evidence that human-being's dharma is "something in addition to" just wanting to live, to grow, and to exist.

* Human-being's Dharma is Happiness. Resolution in human-living is Happiness. Conflict in human-living is Sorrow.

* Dharma-Neeti is realization of one's duties, through obedience of Principles and Traditions that bolster Continuity of Happiness of humankind.

* A human-being's Definitiveness in Behaviour and Definitiveness in Work gets manifested as Tradition. Definitiveness in Thinking gets manifested as Principles.

While a human-being in illusion evidences adherence to Tradition in its behaviour, it doesn't consistently evidence adherence to Principles.
Posted by Rakesh Gupta

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