Personality is development of evolutionary process with consciousness entangled in
tendencies and trivial sensate values.Man functions from personality with its innate
limitations and self centered activity.Such activity is antagonistic to other persons
and so any such activity produces conflict,strife,misery,sorrow.But humanity knows
only that type of activity which is socially and legally sanctioned.Life means action
at various levels.There cannot be any life without action and our present way
with its action is producing enormous sorrow to humanity.Seeing this some escape
altogether from activity and try to renounce from the world.Without understanding
the full implications of such activity,renunciation inevitably leads to new bondages and
problems.Life is a ground to learn the skill of living life act in a sane manner.So we have
to inquire into whether there is such an action which does not bring conflict,sorrow
knowing fully well life means action.
Doer-ship is inherent to action that proceeds from personality and we are badly identified
with the personality.Action that proceeds from the so called "doer" who is essentially
a quintessence of all his "past" experiences is future oriented and so he gives a direction
to that action and so there is contamination in that action.Unless we go into what is
personality,the "me" which is the source of misey to humanity we will not have a clarity
about an alternative action which does not bring conflict,strife,sorrow.Personality is
imposition of ideas over your consciousness mainly by the society to kep you enslaved
to them so that you will become a hindrance to the corrupt ways of society.
Once you start doing self-inquiry you will realize for yourself the imposed false values
of society over you.Just observing them without any judgement produces a radical
revolution in your mind.Then you discard for yourself "what you not"voluntarily and
start acting on your own understanding without submitting to authority of any kind.
Then slowly,slowly you are freed from these imposed limitation.Then action proceeds
from awareness which has no limitation and so such action is not future oriented and
without any "doer".Action without "doer" brings joy because now you are acting from
your very core of being without any intentions whatsoever.Then consciousness which
is entangled in false values so far causing the mind to fight with itself and get degenerated
gets freed and becomes one with the universal consciousness.
Freedom from identity with limited adjuncts starts like this only and ends ends with the
union of liberated consciousness with the pure consciousness.Tendencies are formed
only when one does the self centered activity mechanically.After all any habit is born
out of mechanistic action.Man is nothing but a collection of tendencies.We act according
to the dictates of our tendencies.Habits which finally crytallize as the tendencies are possible
only when one is metaphysicaly asleep in sensate values saying i am so and so,i come from a
good family,my nation is great,my caste is great,my religion is the only religion,all other religions
lead you to hell etc.,are signs of this metaphysical sleep.Once you start self-inquiry awareness
is brought into the scene and once you think and act in awareness habits and tendencies will
not be formed and old tendencies gradually become weak because they no longer get energy
and once tendencies are get annihilated like this,the entngled consciousness in them is freed
and becomes one with the universal consciousness.Once you start acting with awareness
love and compassion starts flowing from you and your action and so life has the fragrance
of them.Adi Sankara said "Vasana kshayam Moksham"(Annihilation of tendencies is liberation).
A mind that is free of tendency and so empty can comprehend the reality.Such a mind
dissolves in the ultimate and becomes one with it.Then old habit of action from a false
center "me"no longer happens and so there is ending of sorrow.The ending of "me" is the
ending of sorrow because there is no sorrow when there is no "me'.In such a person in which
ending of "me" has happened because he has no residual tendencies to be spent,he no
longer requires any body and he just remains as pure consciousness being spread all over
existence without any individual identity or a private thought-feeling.Such one is a master.
So in self-inquiry the dew drop becomes one with the ocean.So let us al do self-inquiry and
and enjoy the bliss of ocean by dissolving in it.
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