Berkeley denied the existence of Matter. Esse est percipii, perception is essence, Mind is the Substance ! Mentalism postulates that all this is Mind ! Mentalism is essentially Illuisionism, as Mind can conjure up only Illusions ! It is Mind alone which veils Reality ! Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi’s philosophy can be called Illusionism or Mentalism. He advised everybody to abide as the Self. ( ” In the infinite sky of Consciousness, the Sun of Self Realisation shines bright and brilliant. Disperse the cloud of Ego obstructing the moonlight of Consciousness and the bud of Truth begins to blossom. It is the only Absolute. There is no other.
The Absolute Brahman becomes so the say the Cosmic Mind and spreads this world. As it thinks, so it becomes. It is the Lord of Creation. Dissolve the Mind by thinking about its real nature. Be beyond the dualities of attraction and repulsion. The Self fills the Universe, being colourless, timeless and spaceless”- Paul Brunton. ) Aurobindo was a Realist. He asseverated that Maya is Real. ” Maya is real, because it is the Self’s experience of the Self”. He averred that Leela, meaning the cosmic play of the Divine, is a better term than Maya. “Leela includes the idea of Maya and exceeds it “, said He. Leela is His play, Himself the play, Himself the player, Himself the playground ! His play which creates and recreates Himself in Himself for the sheer bliss of that self-creation ! Anandam Brahma. Anandena imani bhoothani jayante, anandena jathena jeevanthi, anandam prayantyabhi samvishanti ! ( Bliss is Brahman. All exist in Bliss, all are created in Bliss and all devoured in Bliss ).
Sacred Music prescribed for the Non Dual Experience Advaitha Siddhiki Amaratna Labdiki Ganame Sopanamu thus runs the famous song ” Omkara Nadanu”. All Music is Samaveda and Sacred Music has been prescribed for gaining Self Actualisation and the Non Dual Experience. What is the Non Dual Experience ? Experience of the One. When One sees Many, that is the finite. When One sees only the One, hears only the One and feels only the One, that is Infinity & that is the experience of the Non Dual ! Sacred Music can rouse the Kundaline, the coiled Serpentine Energy. That is why all Spiritual Masters advocate Sacred Music ( Bhajans ) in the Indian tradition ! The New Physics validates Old Physics The String Theory of New ( Quantum ) Physics states that beneath the sub atomic level, we have quarks and then String as the substratum ! That is why Old Physics ( Philosophy ) has been saying all these years. That the basis of the Universe is Sound ! Thou art of the nature of Sound The substratum of the Universe The Base of the threefold Veds Thou tri named tri featured and eternal The conferror of Eternal Bliss All is known only to Thee !
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