CHAPTER ONE – SECTION 25

The Advaita Philosophy of the Kaivalya Upanishad

Invocation

Om May no harm be done Here, May the vessels of the great Seers continue in Salvation, May these movements be in accord with Divine Will, May this desire be motivated by Love, May what is not beneficent wither to obscurity.  I prostrate.

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SECTION 25

25. By means of this,  one attains the knowledge that destroys the ocean of samsara or repeated transmigration.  Therefore,  knowing thus one attains the fruit of Kaivalya or liberation,  verily one attains liberation.

“By means of this,  one attains the knowledge that destroys the ocean of samsara or repeated transmigration”.

By means of the Truth all untruth is destroyed.  To Realise the Truth or Knowledge of the Non-Dual Unity of Existence is to invalidate past experience and understanding of untruth.  The consciousness limited by desire and duality that would have lead one back into the cycle of rebirth is expanded through the Consciousness of The Absolute which leads back home to unity with Absolute Consciousness.

“Therefore,  knowing thus one attains the fruit of Kaivalya or liberation,  verily one attains liberation”

The fruits of Kaivalya are the fruits of the acceptance of the responsibilities of “I Alone Exist”.

That heat and pain of struggle is different now.  As in nature a sick body will raise its temperature to kill of microbes.
So here,  this struggle towards awakening assaulting the bonds of delusion with the ammunition of knowledge,  the weapons of will and the desire for truth at any cost,   has caused the resultant heat to burn away all impediments,  thus clarifying the truth.

By means of this truth,  the seed of Kaivalya is carried to maturation.  This divine gift is honoured.  Finally free from any former sins,  debts or charges the sufferer of the ignorance of desire,  creation and birth,  is free to return to Absolute Consciousness Alone, “verily one attains liberation”.

 

Here The Kaivalya Upanishad Ends

 

Kaivalya is less to do with being Alone than it is to do with Realising ones Solitary responsibility for Realising ones identity as Absolute Consciousness Alone.  Being Truth Alone is the reality,  not even a goal.  Truth Alone sets you free.

After Kaivalya,  in the light of Absolute knowledge,  all else is seen as illusion.
What remains is Solitary undifferentiated completeness.

“That light is within us.
There is no other help.
That light illumines the direct path,
the straight path.
There is no need to carry anything.
But this is subtle knowledge,
very difficult”.
from “The Map of The Journey To God” p38.
Sufi shaikh M.R.Bawa Muhaiyaddeen,  may Allah be pleased with him.

 

Jesus Said,
The Kingdom of God cometh not with observation.
Luke 17:20
Neither will they say,  “Look,  here”!  or,  “Look,  there”!
“for behold,  the Kingdom of God is within you”.
Luke 17:21

Ohm   peace,   peace,   peace.

OHM

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CHAPTER ONE – SECTION 24

The Advaita Philosophy of the Kaivalya Upanishad

Invocation

Om May no harm be done Here, May the vessels of the great Seers continue in Salvation, May these movements be in accord with Divine Will, May this desire be motivated by Love, May what is not beneficent wither to obscurity.  I prostrate.

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SECTION 24

24. He who studies the satarudriya is made pure as fire,  is purified from the sin of drinking,  purified from the sin of killing a brahmana from deeds done knowingly or unawares. Through this he has his refuge in The Absolute,  the Supreme Self.  One who belongs to the highest order of life should repeat this always or once a day.

“He who studies the satarudriya  (prays or meditates)”

The being of this verse is understood to be an accomplished Meditator “studies and prays”.  He will be a Realised Sage.

“is made pure as fire,  is purified from the sin of drinking,  purified from the sin of killing a Brahmana  (priest)  from deeds done knowingly or unawares”.

The Realised Sage is purified through the realisation of the Truth of the Absolute.  All impurity comes from duality arising from the ignorance that is the forgetting of the Singularity of the Absolute.
The Realised Sage does not commit a sin.  All labels themselves are a fundamental error of duality.

“Through this he has his refuge in The Absolute,  the Supreme Self”.

The Sage having Realised the Absolute Self will know that Truth to be the only substance for rest or refuge,  all else will be seen as false and transient.

“One who belongs to the highest order of life should repeat this always or once a day”

The meaning here is that the Truth once seen needs to be remembered.  It is the forgetting of the unity of the Absolute that lead to that original ignorance and duality.

Such a person leaves behind them all sins just as they leave behind them the false being of ignorance they appeared to be.  This person now resides in the higher awareness of the Absolute Self,  as such each day will be lived according to and within the understanding of this knowledge.
Choosing the path of truth,  suffering any pain in the process lead to this greater awareness of the Divine.  One commits completely to that Reality.  The unreal is a very real prison.  There are subtle entities,  egoism etc. that have a vested interest in ones subservience.  The only way for the wise is to face the pain of struggle valiantly for freedom now or suffer a disturbing dream forever.  Once the Absolute is felt true Love will not allow rest.

Ohm   peace,   peace,   peace.

OHM

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CHAPTER ONE – SECTION 23

The Advaita Philosophy of the Kaivalya Upanishad

Invocation

Om May no harm be done Here, May the vessels of the great Seers continue in Salvation, May these movements be in accord with Divine Will, May this desire be motivated by Love, May what is not beneficent wither to obscurity.  I prostrate.

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SECTION 23

23. For me there is neither earth,  nor water,  nor fire,  nor air,  nor ether.  Thus realizing the observer,  who lies in the cavity of the heart,  who is without parts,  and without a second,  the Witness of all,  beyond both existence and non-existence one attains the Pure Consciousness Itself.

“For me there is neither earth,  nor water,  nor fire,  nor air,  nor ether”.

For the Sage at rest meditating in the last ashram of life there is neither home nor away neither becoming nor having become although the knowledge of all these exists.
Likewise with the Truth Consciousness and Bliss of the Absolute there is nothing relevant but all things are known  (are knowledge).

“Thus realizing the observer,  who lies in the cavity of the heart,  who is without parts,  and without a second,  the Witness of all”

“The cavity of the heart”,  it should be understood,  literally means cavity or void or ether.  The meaning is all that Exists is Absolute Consciousness.  Therefore,  Consciousness or Absolute knowledge is Existence itself and relates to no thing.  Whatever or Wherever the organ of perception  (here the heart),  may appear to be,  it is manifest within,  as it were,  Absolute Knowledge.  So,  here the  “empty”  cavity of the heart is the absolute and so can be known there.
The Absolute Self is known within the heart of the intellect of the Sage as the subtle “self”. This  “self”  provides the light of knowledge that guides the meditating Sage to Realisation of the Absolute Self the  “Witness of all”.

“beyond both existence and non-existence one attains the Pure Consciousness Itself”

The Absolute is the Existence principle itself therefore it is the Existence of existence,  likewise with non-existence the Absolute is beyond all such labels.
Realising the Absolute Self thus the Sage Realises Absolute Consciousness and finds his way to unity as that Consciousness Alone.

Through divine discrimination the truth is now heard in the words of the Sages and the scriptures.
The enlightened seeker,  the one to whom has been revealed the truth of Existence will no longer see Truth in duality.  A sincere attempt,  a decision to attain higher Truth through Self Realisation requires surrendering,  relinquishing dualistic personal beliefs and support.  Although now accepted to be false,  giving up ambition and desire is as if sawing through the very branch that is the sole support between the seekers reason for being and oblivion below.  The courageous,  desiring that Truth felt through the love of the Absolute,  suffer the heat of this fear and surrender themselves to the reality of the Absolute.
That heat caused by the action of the irrepressible working for Truth is real.  It may cause actual distress.  It has an emotional content.  It is a drama.
The Experience is of two worlds,  or as Dogen Zenji states in his Genjokoan  “When one side is lit,  the other side is dark”. The child clinging fearfully to the branch of the tree,  the world he knows,  is afraid to give up the little security he has even though his Father is close with arms outstretched urging the child to let go.  Once the move is made,  and the child is safe in the world of the Fathers arms the world of the tree distorted by fear is forgotten.
Before Self Realisation the concept of “I Alone Exist” is difficult.  After Self Realisation the understanding that assumes duality is profoundly alien.
The Absolute,  the primal Consciousness,  the eternal Observer is unmoved throughout this play but the material body and emotions however,  being a prop within the play registers all consequences.

Ohm   peace,   peace,   peace.

OHM

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CHAPTER ONE – SECTION 22

The Advaita Philosophy of the Kaivalya Upanishad

Invocation

Om May no harm be done Here, May the vessels of the great Seers continue in Salvation, May these movements be in accord with Divine Will, May this desire be motivated by Love, May what is not beneficent wither to obscurity.  I prostrate.

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SECTION 22

22. I alone am taught in the various Vedas,  I am the revealer of the Vedanta or Upanishads,  and I am also the Knower of the Vedas.  For me there is neither merit nor demerit,  I suffer no destruction,  I have no birth,  nor any self-identity with the body and the organs.

“I alone am taught in the various Vedas”.

The Vedas symbolise knowledge itself which is the Absolute itself Alone.

“I am the revealer of the Vedanta or Upanishads,  and I am also the Knower of the Vedas”.

The Absolute is Existence as Knowledge.  Knowledge lights and reveals the “Vedanta or Upanishads” and literally all things.

“For me there is neither merit nor demerit”.

As the Absolute is the One supreme controller or Will then the Absolute can suffer no labels of division.

“I suffer no destruction,  I have no birth,  nor any self-identity with the body and the organs”.

The Absolute is without origination therefore is immutable and immortal and is beyond destruction.  Without origination it is without birth and being formless it encompasses all things and is identified with none.

There is nothing that is not “I”.  Further to this,  but also the significance of this,  Reality itself is a creation of “I”.

Ohm   peace,   peace,   peace.

OHM

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CHAPTER ONE – SECTION 21

The Advaita Philosophy of the Kaivalya Upanishad

Invocation

Om May no harm be done Here, May the vessels of the great Seers continue in Salvation, May these movements be in accord with Divine Will, May this desire be motivated by Love, May what is not beneficent wither to obscurity.  I prostrate.

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SECTION 21

21. Without arms and legs am I,  of unthinkable power; I see without eyes,  and I hear without ears.  I know all,  and am different from all.  None can know me.  I am always the Intelligence.

“Without arms and legs am I,  of unthinkable power; I see without eyes,  and I hear without ears”.

The Absolute is without form.  Being the thinking principle itself the Absolute is beyond thought.  being the sense principle itself the Absolute is beyond the senses.

“I know all,  and am different from all”

The meaning of the statement “I know all” is that the Absolute is the very Knowledge from which all is projected.
It follows that as the Absolute is literally all things then the Absolute is different from all things.

“None can know me.  I am always the Intelligence”

Being the intelligence principle itself the Absolute is always beyond being knowable.

This is the description of the Absolute Self.  The Absolute is “All This”.  The wise and Realised Sages,  understanding that the Self is unknowable and unthinkable,  they surrender their limited idea of an individual self.

Ohm   peace,   peace,   peace.

OHM

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CHAPTER ONE – SECTION 20

The Philosophy of the Kaivalya Upanishad

Invocation

Om May no harm be done Here, May the vessels of the great Seers continue in Salvation, May these movements be in accord with Divine Will, May this desire be motivated by Love, May what is not beneficent wither to obscurity.  I prostrate.

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SECTION 20

20. I am more minute than the minute,  I am likewise the greatest of all,  I am the manifold universe.  I am the Ancient One,  the Consciousness and the Ruler,  I am the Effulgent One,  and the All-good.

“I am more minute than the minute,  I am likewise the greatest of all”.

The meaning here is that the Absolute is beyond measure.  Because the Absolute Alone “is” existence there is not that other to be greater or smaller.  Further,  being the entirety of Existence the Absolute is without exterior or interior.

“I am the manifold universe.  I am the Ancient One,  the Consciousness and the Ruler”.

It has been explained before that the Absolute is the Universe and all things and being the eternal Primal unity of Existence it is the Ancient One.  Further,  there exists nothing older nor does there exist anything younger than the Absolute.

“I am the Effulgent One,  and the All-good”

Being the source of knowledge of all things the Absolute is the light of all existence.  All conforms perfectly to the one source of knowledge and is therefore all-good.

The meaning here is that because you are the Solitary totality of this very Existence you are all labels or all descriptions because you are all there is.  Being this totally adequate completeness Alone it is your Solitary Responsibility to Realise the Truth of This to put an end to the Creation of untruth.

Ohm   peace,   peace,   peace.

OHM

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