Experience the Happiness, Bliss and Inner Peace through the Science of Pure Real-Self and Relative-Self

May 30, 2014

Compiler and Expositor: Dr. J. P. Amin

It is generally believed that the transempirical self is attained only through undergoing a special kind of spiritual discipline called yoga, meditation and concentration. Such practice enhances the physical or material energy.

People who have experienced all sorts of pleasures and luxuries of the highest kind are still away from ultimate eternal bliss!

Whatsoever relative happiness one may have, by its very nature can’t give real permanent peace or happiness.

In the Yoga path there is salutary, soothing effect, of course, physical through practice of yoga. It pacifies the burning pain of mind, speech and body. But it does not lead to experience of Bliss of Liberation because what people practice is the deluded action leading away from ‘Reality’, basically egocentric activities, so they reap the harvest, in form of misery or happiness. Liberation is for those who are ‘egoless’.

‘Yoga’ is a word derived from the root, “Yuj” which means to join (i.e. joining through meditation).

Holistic Scientist: For what purpose do you practice Yoga? For the object known or unknown?

Aspirant: …

Holistic Scientist: See, I will explain to you. You believe the “Non-Self” as the “Self”. You are unaware of the “Real-Self”. So knowing the body alone, you have practiced yoga to discipline your body. It is a physical discipline.

Holistic Scientist: Can you think of carefully and deeply about a person that you do not know?

Aspirant: No.

Holistic Scientist: Similarly, how can you meditate upon the “Self” when you are ignorant of the “Self”? What good have you accomplished in regards to the ‘Atma’ (Pure-Self)?
There are four types of ‘Yoga’.
(i)                 Deh-yoga : Concentration on the nerve centers in the body.
(ii)               Vani-yoga: Uttering mantra (invocation) of God’s name for a period(iii)             Mano-yoga: Contemplating or meditating.
(iv)              Atma-yoga: Realizatio of “Pure-Self”.

Only Atma-yoga leads to Liberation whereas Deh-yoga yields wordly rewards. Atma-yoga, i.e. attunement with the Pure-Self itself is the realization of one’s own identity.

Knowing anything other than one’s own ‘Real-Self’ is all ignorance and anything known after self-realization is the ‘Real Knowledge’. Hence, Atma-Yoga (Attunement with the Pure-Self) is the only real yoga and others are meditational exercises of the Non-Self termed as ‘Ayoga’.

Holistic Scientist: Who practices concentration? One who suffers from the disease of mental confusion and perturbance tries to apply the ointment of concentration on it. If asked the aspirant, did any of his/her worries become less intense? Reply is ‘No’.

When is meditation possible? Then, when the ‘Real-Self’ becomes meditator. Not the meditation but the motive behind it should be fixed. Meditation is the outcome of the fixation of the motive or goal.

Elsewhere, at any given moment, every individual may be in one of the following four Dhyanas – viz. Arta Dyhana (Repressive Vision), Raudra Dhyana (Oppressive Vision), Dharma-dhyana (Relative Vision) and Shukla Dhyana (Real Vision).

Arta-Dhyana means one causes suffering or pain to himself. Here, one does not inflict pain on others, but suffers himself.

Following examples will give an idea of how Arta-Dhyana prevails in one’s life.

  • You agonize over a piece of precious glassware slipped from the hand and broke into pieces.
  • You lose your wallet and it results into a sleepless night.
  • You are anxious about the future of your children.

Anger, pride, attachment and greed don’t figure in Arta-Dhyana. Arta-Dhyana is not seen in the present times because Raudra-Dhyana is pre-dominant these days. The result of Arta-Dhyana is an animal form in the next birth.

Raudra-Dhyana means no one causes suffering or pain to others. To covet what belongs to others and to think of seizing even an iota of someone else’s happiness for one’s own is also Raudra-Dhyana.

The classic examples of Raudra-Dhyana are:

  • Deceiving a customer by selling poor quality goods.
  • Getting in confrontation with a co-worker and hurling insults at him.
  • Taking undue advantage of people.
Dharma-Dhyana means to make others happy. In this state one has no worries and inner state is devoid of conflicts. In this state, one avoids the occurrence of Arta-Dhyana or Raudra-Dhyana using proper understanding.

In Dharma-Dhyana anxieties, worries, inner clashes or anger subside and one remains calm, steady, fearless, restrained and composed.

Following are some examples of Dharma-Dhyana.

  • A huge loss in business is countered by the understanding that whatever happened is just and correct. One remains composed despite the adversity.
  • Someone insults me but I understand that the person who insulted me is just an instrument. This is nature’s way of settling my karmic accounts. With this understanding, I do not retaliate.
Dharma-Dhyana overcomes Arta-Dhyana and Raudra-Dhyana. The result of Dharma-Dhyana is a God form if it is pure or a man form if Dharma-Dhyana is mixed with Arta-Dhyana.

Arta-Dhyana and Raudra-Dhyana result in entanglement in the worldly affairs while Dharma-Dhyana results in equanimity in the worldly affairs. Shukla-Dhyana leads to the path of liberation. It has four stages.
Stage 1: Aspirant gets indistinct experience of ‘Pure-Self’. Indistinct experience means to feel the coolness of the ice when the wind blows over the ice block
Stage 2: In this stage, there is a distinct and clear experience of the “Pure Self”. This means that “Pure Self” is known or realized.
State 3: This is the state of an absolute (Kevli).
Stage 4: Liberation.

Shukla-Dhyana begins after one realizes the “Pure Self” through the grace of a Holistic Scientist.

This article was originally published in December-January 2014 edition of the Akram Vignan magazine. It has been lightly edited to suit the audience.