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Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

10 – by Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha – Bathing in Upanishadic Wisdom part 10

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This talk is the tenth in a series of talks given by Nutan Swamiji during the Enlightened Living Retreat at Jamshedpur on 30 Nov 2019.

In this Satsang, through the deep verses of Kathopanishad, Swamiji takes the mind of the listener to an expansive level. He clearly outlines the Sadhana that the seeker must withdraw from all objective associations and stop clinging to all things external. When one forgets the whole world, including one’s own body-mind personality, the Atma alone will remain.

The Upanishad says that the Consciousness creates new worlds in the dream state. The entire wakeful world is also appearing in the Consciousness. So, the whole creation has taken refuge in the Consciousness.

Fire is one entity but it manifests as different forms in the world. In the same manner, there is only one Atma but it is manifesting as all infinite forms, beings. The Sun is the revealer of everything, it is the eye of the entire world. But it does not get tainted by the defects in the external objects seen by the eyes. Similarly, the Consciousness is not affected by the grief of the world.

The Consciousness is the Revealer of the world. It cannot be revealed by any of the other luminaries like the Sun, moon, stars, fire or lightning. Only by the brilliance of the Consciousness, everything is revealed and we come to know everything.

This Consciousness cannot be perceived by the eyes. It cannot be attained by words, or concepts of the mind. Then, how can it be known? To know such a truth, one must go to a Guru who has walked the path. It cannot be known as something different from oneself. It must be a direct realization; it has to be known as ‘I am’. When the emotions, intelligence and the mind (the inner personality) of the seeker are purified, refined and integrated, he comes to realize the Atma. Such a man becomes immortal.

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