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The Ultimate Free Fall
Free falling: the act of jumping from stupidly high altitudes towards the ground.
If you have adrenaline-hungry vasanas, then this type of activity will be sure to turn your jiva on.
But if you’re a jnani – a discriminative mind with an appetite for liberation – then you’ll know there’s nothing really freeing about this free falling.
We’re all about free falling all right, but a very different kind of free falling. The free falling that gets our juices all fuzzy-buzzy is produced by jumping out of the claustrophobic cabinets of samsara and into the spaceless sky of self-knowledge (Vedanta), a timeless and borderless vehicle that offers a travel-free travel.
This may sound all spiritually gushy and romantically paradoxical, and it is, but not in that popcorn-and-cheese way.
Vedanta offers just that: an experience of dependable security and lasting serenity – a sense of total freedom whilst the jiva dutifully attends to its existential jump called life.
Following Vedanta – the grandaddy GPS of enlightenment – offers a free fall that never ends, a fall that has no drop, a jump that’s not limited by distance or by height. It’s a fall free of time or any approaching ground.
Imagine skydiving confidently knowing that there is no impact that awaits, no ground to arrive. Imagine that there’s no possible way to go “SPLAT.” Would this not be the ultimate free fall?
This free fall is activated with the application of self-knowledge.
The jnani – a qualified mind firm in discrimination/viveka – gracefully enjoys the jump because he/she remains free from the fear-based urge to grip onto the passing clouds of mithya (objects) that seemingly arise and pass. Though he enjoys the scenic view, he simultaneously understands its hollow nature and therefore does not attach great value to it, nor depend on it.
Besides, when you know yourself to be everything that is, and the fact that nothing can be added or subtracted from you, what’s there to grab onto?
Living from the rock of self-knowledge – a platform of fullness – turns life into a magic carpet ride.
The jnani fears nothing because he knows himself to be that which is timeless, groundless and dimensionless.
“I am non-dual, all-pervasive, unborn, deathless, actionless awareness,” is the primary thought of a jnani, an affirmation that when understood offers moksa – the ultimate free fall.
PS: But there’s a “but.” Trying to jump without having the prerequisite skills – the parachute of qualifications – ain’t going to offer a very successful trip. Though Vedanta – the grandaddy GPS of enlightenment – is available, qualifications are required to activate its fruits.
Here’s a link that further dives into the qualifications.