Why does our temporal illusory holographic world of multiplicities appear so solid, dense, and real to us?
*Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2, Verse 14
Notions of heat and cold, pain and pleasure arise only from contact of the senses with their objects – they are impermanent.
The endless polarities we all experience throughout our lives are entirely brought about by the transmission of signals to the brain via the five senses.
Our sense organs (sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing) are individually preconditioned by previous data and experiences from many lifetimes, throughout the Four Cycles of Time in this and other Manvantaras. Our own unique previous responses to such transmitted data can be defined as ‘actions’ that leave behind a tendency or impression in the subconscious mind.
How we perceive the temporal illusory holographic world, and thus our character, is the sum accumulation of these acquired tendencies. If it often seems to you that everyone is living in a world of their own – in fact, THEY ARE! Perception is reality.
As these signals enter our brain they relay information on the particular waveforms received and our brain then arranges these signals into our illusory perception of them as ‘solid’ objects.
Once these signals are perceived and identified by the brain, they are then translated, judged, and classified as belonging to one category of a polarity or another – meaning good/bad, desirable/undesirable, hot/cold, etc.
These translations, judgments, and classifications are wholly arbitrary and based solely on the current consciousness of the person receiving them at the moment the particular signals are received. One man’s delight is another’s misery.
These material sensations are impermanent. What is desirable in one moment quickly becomes undesirable in the next. This is the nature of a polarity universe. We created the world to enjoy it, but not to become stuck in our creation, trapped by our desires for all eternity. In fact the original meaning of ‘sin’ in the ancient Sanskrit texts is attachment.
Why would an eternal being who has the power to continually create everything want to remain stuck, trapped in, and attached to Its own self-created temporal material sensations of illusory objects, which in reality are only electromagnetic signals transmitted to and translated by the brain.
The world is in your brain. There is no ‘out there’ --- out there, meaning the external hologram is illusory, as well as temporal.
These material sensations are impermanent and have no direct contact with the eternal Soul-ATMAN. When you release your consciousness from all attachment to the temporal illusions produced by the contact of the senses on their objects, you open the Door to lasting Freedom.
This condition of non-attachment and the recognition of the mechanics of MAYA’s power to create illusion can only be achieved through self-mastery, total commitment, and watchfulness - and will invoke from the God within your Heart the very necessary revealed Grace-ANUGRAHA. There is no Knowledge without Grace and there can be no Grace without Knowledge. On the Razor’s Edge Path to Liberation-MOKSHA, Grace and Knowledge constantly interplay, entwined in Love in an ongoing exchange in the nectar sweet dance Home.
Become One with the ONE, and you become everything. You literally permeate every universe - that is why Divine Love is the ultimate Freedom.
Abhinavagupta’s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita
Translated from Sanskrit with Introduction & Notes by Boris Marjanovic
Indica Books; 2004, Varanasi India
The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata
Translated & Edited by J.A.B. van Buitenen
The University of Chicago Press, 1981
The Bhagavad Gita
Translated from the Sanskrit with Notes, Comments & Introduction By Swami Nikhilananda, 1944
Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1992
The Bhagavad Gita
Translated by Winthrop Sargeant
State University of New York Press, 1994
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