Unity and Brahman

Unity and Brahman

There’s another key way of differentiating between Unity and Brahman. In Cosmic Consciousness or Self Realization, we recognize ourselves as the Seer or Observer. In Unity, we recognize the same Seer in the objects of perception. Thus, seer and seen become one, leaving only seeing. This takes place within the “container” or self-aware or self-referral consciousness, a bubble of awareness curving back on itself. This Self-aware consciousness gives rise to subtle space and time and contains the impulse of all creation.

As I put it over on Unity into Brahman, “This next stage is known as Brahman Consciousness (BC) but is not a stage of development of consciousness or Self like prior stages as we’re transcending them.” In Brahman, we transcend Self or self-referral consciousness so even “seeing” ceases. There is only the quiet undulation of That within Itself.

Not to worry if this doesn’t make a lot of sense. Brahman is incomprehensible even for someone in Unity. This is because in Unity, we experience all within consciousness as ourselves. In Brahman we transcend that. It’s a little like explaining samadhi to someone who has never meditated. Or spirit, to someone who experiences that only the physical world is real.

During Unity and Brahman process, we can seem to contract into an apparent me again briefly here and there. But this is just old habits of mind and being. It isn’t really happening. We’re now functioning from the one Cosmic Body. The impulses of thoughts and emotions that may arise are not personal, are not coming from a me. It’s just the very old ego habit of taking credit. It is simply in the environment unless we dwell on it, making it real for ourselves.

Just allow, as always.

Last Updated on November 26, 2020 by Davidya

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  1. Thank you for timely (is there any other kind?) posting. I had an emergence of ego fragments with a recent triggering event. Which at this point on my path was slightly confusing, but this is passing into a calm afterglow as there is a letting go of some deeply buried impulses.

    I enjoy your descriptive maps of the terrain and hope I can convey my experiences as helpfully as you do. Cheers.

  2. Davidya

    Hi Jason
    Thanks for sharing. Yeah – I’ve called that ego shrapnel. As someone observed, one of the best tests of an enlightenment is to spend time with your family – sure to trigger some old junk. (laughs)

    As you might imply from the article, you can expect that to continue. We gathered our resistance for a very long time so it can take time for it to arise and be resolved. Similarly, the unification or aggregate process develops over time as things arise. And the refinement of perception too.

    It’s a grand process of refinement of all levels or values of our being that becomes increasingly cosmic in scope over time. Thus the contraction may even feel greater.


  3. piracetam

    Vedas and Upanishad tell us intelligence is the charioteer, but only the master of the chariot can say where the chariot shall go. He only knows the direction and time- for it is only Ataman that alone knows the – the direction of His vocation. Where will the intelligence direct the chariot without the intimation given by the master of the chariot? And where the master is seated is indeed the Anandamaya kosha – the abode of Bliss Eternal. Very clearly it states that the Mind of God, the intelligence that is seated behind the soul, the seat of consciousness. Very clearly the real happiness exists in this world within us, in the real knowledge, but we fail to perceive it, because our mind becomes a barrier to perceive it.

  4. Davidya

    Actually, the Bhagavad Gita tells us this. Part of the Vedas, yes.
    This post is about Brahman, beyond Atman. From that perspective, Atman is simply the container. In that sense the master is seated in the atmamaya kosha which is beyond chittamaya and anandamaya. Ananda exists not only within but is the lively edge of consciousness itself. Thus it infuses everything and can be seen and heard as well as felt. But the first place we find it is usually within.

    Actually, the mind is not a barrier to it. The liveliness we call mind is made of bliss. What prevents us from experiencing this is attachment to experiences of the mind, not the mind itself.

    Normally, I would delete comments that are designed to advertise here but instead I removed the links to discuss the points, even if they are off topic.

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