“Consciousness is always Self-Consciousness.
If you are conscious of anything, you are essentially conscious of yourself.”
~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
“Personal entity and enlightenment cannot go together.”
~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
~ John 8:32
“You are “gods”; you are all children of the Most High.”
~ Psalm 82: 6
“Your own will is all that answers prayer,
only it appears under the guise of different religious conceptions to each mind.
We may call it Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, but it is only the Self, the ‘I’.”
~ Swami Vivekananda
Essence Of Advaita
E = mc2 = Consciousness
Subject = Object = Consciousness
~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings
Theory of Everything:
E = mc2 = Consciousness = SELF.
~ Ron Rattner, Sutra Sayings
Ron’s Introduction to “Advaita-Vedanta For Dummies”
Advaita-Vedanta means non-dualism: it is the oldest extant school of Hindu philosophy.
The following sutra-poem was composed after my midlife spiritual awakening. With the above quotations, and following explanations, it succinctly summarizes previously unimagined perennial wisdom insights about our true spiritual Self-identity and ultimate Reality.
These insights are especially important now because of current quickened “new normal” era cosmic energies which are elevating a “critical mass” of humanity toward unprecedented 5D lasting happiness beyond suffering in illusory 3D matrix reality,
So I have updated this posting and dedicate it to our inclusion in the awakening “critical mass”, and attainment of lasting happiness in these unique times.
May we consider and enjoy it accordingly!
“You are not what you think you are!”
You are not what you think you are:
You are not a person, or a personality.
You are not a body, or a nobody.
You are not your mind, or your thoughts.
You are infinite Eternal Awareness.
You are the screen, not the movie.
You are Rama, not the drama.
You are the glory, not the story.
You are the Whole, not your role.
So, wake up, and –
Transcend entity identity!
Ron’s audio recitation of “You are not what you think you are!”
Ron’s explanation of Advaita-Vedanta For Dummies
As revealed by the foregoing quotations and sutra-verses, we’re not what we think we are, but Infinite Eternal Awareness!
Until midlife I self-identified only with my mortal physical body, its thoughts and story, and believed that bodily death ended life.
But then I was then blessed with a synchronistic spiritual awakening, which revealed previously unimagined perennial wisdom insights about our true non-duality Self-identity and ultimate Reality, and bestowed ever increasing happiness and peace of mind.
The foregoing quotations and poem succinctly summarize my previously unimagined pivotal insights about our Self-identity and ultimate Reality.
Encouraged by my Guruji, since launching the SillySutras website in 2010, I have been sharing these insights online with the aspiration of helping others to similarly experience ever increasing happiness and peace of mind by realizing the illusion of “ego” and the true reality of non-duality.
From childhood we have been labeled and taught to self-identify only with a false and disempowering ego image; with a separate name, gender, and story about who and what we are. We are taught that we are each born into Nature as limited mortal beings; but, not that Nature is our nature, or that we are limitless Beings of Light sharing immortal common consciousness with all life-forms.
Thus, for millennia humans’ ignorance of our true identity and immortality, has resulted in our hallucination of separation from Nature, from each other, and from our sole Self and spirit, with consequent brutal insanity, selfishness and suffering.
Yet, for countless ages sages, seers and mystics have been trying to tell us that we are not what we think we are! That we suffer from perception-deception – with self-identity and reality not what they appear to be; but that it is possible to transcend inevitable karmic suffering of space/time body/mind 3D human existence through Self-Realization of infinite spiritual Reality – which is the Source and essence of all perceived creation.
Thereby we ultimately learn that:
1) We are not merely our mortal bodies. What we call “death” is just a vacation – eternal spirit vacating temporary physical vehicles. Cosmically, there is no death or time, just Eternal NOW!
2) We are not our genders, features, colors, religions, beliefs, emotions, habits or stories – or the ‘voices in our heads’.
3) We are non-dual immortal spirit experiencing fleeting earth lives from infinite perspectives in transitory physical vehicles. But no matter how we are ‘labeled’, we’re all the same ‘under the hood’.
Concluding observations and dedication
The foregoing perennial wisdom insights are especially important in these painfully turbulent and troubled post-pandemic “new normal” times. Paradoxically, they provide a unique opportunity for a “critical mass” of humankind to compassionately transform the world!
Although much of humanity continues to suffer illusory separation from each other and Nature, many others are awakening. Deeply disturbed by irrational and immoral interruptions of their normal lives, more and more people are compassionately awakening to our sacred connection with, and deep moral responsibility to cherish and lovingly preserve, all life on our precious planet Earth.
Moreover, currently quickened cosmic energies are elevating a “critical mass” of humanity to ascend toward unprecedented lasting 5D happiness beyond suffering in the illusory 3D matrix reality.
Such “critical mass” ascension will transcend current insanely unsustainable ecological desecration of precious planet Earth, and end barbaric exploitation of vulnerable beings and other life-forms, which now catastrophically threatens unprecedented destruction of all Earth life as we’ve known it..
Therefore, this updated Advaita-Vedanta For Dummies posting is dedicated to inspiring the spiritual awakening of a “critical mass” of our global family, and thereby our attainment of unprecedented happiness in these uniquely troubled times, until our ultimate spiritual Self Realization – as Infinite Non-Duality Reality.
And so shall it be!
Also embedded and highly recommended below is this powerfully inspiring four minute YouTube viral video by rapper *Prince Eo already viewed over 100 million times and titled: “I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White” and also “I Am Not a Label; We Are One Race, The Human Race”
“I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White”