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Daniel: A conversation from a Facebook post:
The funny truth is this: we are trying to find something that cannot be objectified by the sense organs. What makes this search so subtle is that you already have what you’re looking for. More accurately, you are “it.” The body-mind entity that the seeker takes itself to be is inert. An inert object is not conscious. The mind doesn’t know awareness. Awareness knows the mind. The body-mind (i.e. the seeker) is an object known to awareness. You are this awareness. You are not a mystical/magical experience or state but rather so ordinary and utterly obvious that it’s apparently missed.
Sam: When you say awareness knows the mind, is that individual or the total sum of all minds?
Daniel: Both. Awareness is the knower of the individual mind and macrosmic mind/the total. This is a good question because many confuse the microcosmic mind (individual view) with the “macrocosmic” view. Both the microcosmic and the macrocomisc are objects in awareness.
Sam: And to know, does that require any functions, such as memory?
Daniel: Awareness is attributeless. Functions only arise when awareness associates with maya. Memory is a function in the causal body, and is lit up by awareness. This link will clarify points 1 and 2.
Sam: Basically, if we are all awareness, are we all fundamentally from the same source?
Daniel: Correct, everyone and everything is just awareness taking up different forms to make up the total, the field of mithya.
Sam: Was that which illuminated Christ the same for Hitler?
Daniel: Correct, that which illumined Christ was the same as that which illuminated Hitler. Besides physical form, the only difference was one was ignorant and the other was not. Jesus was also way better looking. The same light, awareness, illumines you, me and everything else.
Sam: Awareness, being your true nature, kind of leaves the inert body and its physical story, whether “good” (enlightened) or “bad” (ignorant) as pointless!
Daniel: Yes and no. From awareness’s point of view nothing has, is or will ever happen. Awareness (satya) has no point. But this does not help the person deal with the apparent reality (mithya) where karma does exist.
Sam: You can do anything and be anybody, it does not matter, we are all the same.
Daniel: From awareness’s point of view this is true. But within the realm of maya, this is not the case. Everyone follows their “personhood-nature.” There are laws to follow called dharma. Breaking these laws is silly and will result in suffering.
It is not smart to fall into the Neo-Advaita trap [which teaches there is no person].
Sam: It seems mystical and magical.
Daniel: Yes, the “show” is extraordinary, but your nature is totally ordinary. There is only one of us.