Yoga Trilogy : Self-Knowledge ATMA VIDYA आत्मा विद्या | Yoga Vidya योग विद्या | Kriya Vidya क्रिय विद्या

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ATMA VIDYA आत्मा विद्या 

 – Who Are We REALLY! – The Shining Light of Self.

One word holds the truth. One word holds us all captive. Because one word has captured the human being one word can be used to set us free. Capturing everyones hearts and imagination more than anything else is one word: ‘I’. To uncover our mystery and unlock our human secret, one word needs to explode and reveal our hidden meaning.
Using the word ‘I’ ATMA VIDYA आत्मा विद्या has been exploding the meaning of being human for countless generations.
Captivating, creating conflict, conflicting and getting conflicted in everyone is one thing: ‘I’.
Exploring and exploding its meaning explodes the meaning of the universe. 

Already captured, the whole of human race, enchanted and obsessed, mesmerised by one word, we wake, sleep, eat and dream one thing: ‘I’. The single most meaningful word in the english language, who is this ‘I’? Having all superimposed our own meaning and vision on this word, to fully understand it’s fullness and nature of existence as a human being the meaning of just one word needs to be revealed. ‘I’ being absolute, harnessing its meaning unleashes the power and pure potential of the universe in the human being. By exposing and exploding its truth we explode and expose the Absolute truth of ourselves. Already existing, once we’re forced to question our existence and ideas, only then, in crisis are we ready to listen and only then if we are lucky, do we get to hear and understand our full human potential. Until crisis comes on a non-stop roller coaster ride, getting conflicted and conflicting everyone l is the first name of the whole human race. Simply by exploding it’s mystery we reveal our timeless secret and secret If we don’t lose ourselves in questioning, the one questioning already being the meaning of existence asking: ‘Who am I?’ both question and questioner arising as a direct result of ones existence in creation, answering one answers the question of both. Both questions arising at the same source, answering one you get the answer to both. Once we unlock ‘I’s secret, ignorance the size of the universe, being the sole cause and reason for all our human conflict disappears and with it all man’s pain and suffering.
Once the meaning of our existence explodes, creation can no longer hold our mystery. Self-knowledge lifts the weight of the universe off our shoulders.
Finding the missing piece in creation has always been ourselves. Lost in our idea of ourselves, once ‘I’ is put under pressure and under the microscope, putting our beliefs to the test, challenging our ideas, using the laser logic in a time tested manner, the teacher challenges our points of view and asks us what is missing? Decoding the ‘I’, we realise whats been missing our whole lives is ourselves. Filling the black hole of emptiness creation no longer baffles us and, the teaching by filling in the missing piece, brings our human crisis to a close. Until our true nature as not separate from Reality is revealed by the teacher Truth challenges us in every moment. 
Only a teacher who knows the address and destination of truth can reveal it to us. Being no other means of knowledge, unless we find someone who knows, unable to see it by ourselves, the teacher has always been the only means possible of knowing the invisible. 
‘I’ is the password and PIN code that explores the secret to the universe. Already we carry the truth with us. Experiencing nothing else, mesmerising us all day all we need is someone to point it out. Somebody willing and ready to, who knows the destination of Truth intimately, because it is themselves, can point it out in an instant. Having had their questions answered for them by their teacher in a similar manner, who heard the truth of themselves from their teacher, who heard the truth from their teacher, knowing the truth, they have the skill (methodology) to reveal the truth for us.
As we explode its meaning already being the meaning, once ‘I’s secret truth is pointed out, being the truth and meaning of ourselves already, it is never subject to loss or cancelation. 
Being nothing else in the universe like human being, and no other word like ‘I’, using the word we have all grown up with reveals our meaning. Already the eternal, already the solution, all it needs is pointing out.
No one recognise the truth on your behalf. We alone are able to recognise it for ourselves. Gaining the understanding once the words of the teacher ring true, left alone in silence, we alone being the content and its resolution already can work it out. The teacher just points out. The teacher doesn’t produce the truth.  
Ignorance creating the distance between us, knowledge; Self-knowledge fills the gap. Having never been separate, Truth having never been any destination other than ourselves, has no distance and nowhere to reach. All that creates distance and separates us is our ideas.
Already reached, to be the eternal we never need to do a thing.
Already we’re at the right address. So to finally be the Truth, once we’ve exhausted all our options is effortless. So busy looking for meaning in everything else we forget to look for the meaning of ourselves. Ignoring the one looking, as long as we take ourselves and our own presence for granted we miss the boat. Hidden in plain sight is already the destination of Truth. Looking anywhere just makes our lives difficult and takes us further from the destination. Getting the shock of our lives, to find that Truth has always been no further than ourselves, in a flash, because truth doesn’t need anything, the words of the teacher and sastra (scripture) instantly light up the darkness. Getting darshan, a glimpse we go beyond the relative and see the invisible absolute that has always existed. 
Like finding a long lost friend, Self having always been our best friend, finding the missing piece, the search is over.
All we need to study for the invisible to become visible is ourselves. Otherwise the Truth goes unnoticed. Once shown, closer than the closest, Truth having always been ourselves being unrecognisable is reached, and in that recognition, freedom; liberation is instantaneous.  

As long as it takes for us to let go an idea, that is how long it takes for the truth to dawn. The longer we are dictated to by a thought, the longer a dictator controls our lives and steals our future.
Like the sun rising in the morning Self-knowledge, knowledge of ‘I’ atma, removing all doubt, destroys all darkness. Curing
all psychological and emotional trauma, once the
‘I’ resolves, forgetting all punishment, all anguish and conflict disappears.
Confusing us all is one thought. Confusing ourselves with a thought, Reality challenges us and truth has yet to show itself to us. Hidden beneath the layers of ignorance lies the eternal jewel of all of us. Lured by a thought, the longer we refuse to question ourselves that long we keep getting into conflict and crisis.
To stop the thought dictating our lives like a tyrant, a revolution has to take place. Living under the rule of the ‘i’thought is like living under apartheid. Holding us all to ransom we allow ignorance of a word dictate our whole lives. To stop the confusion and change our destructive behaviour we need a change in government. We need to rule. Not a thought, to remove the imposter and take back power, we just need to understand our true nature.
Helping us unlock the truth and reclaim the future Self-knowledge helps remove the dictator. No longer held hostage ‘I’ being Absolute, no longer its captive, no more mesmerised by ignorance, the nightmare is over. To get rid of blindness we need to own our own secret. By owning our meaning, the future is no longer uncertain and insecure and the roller coaster ride is over.
Knowledge breaks the spell. Resolving the thought, no longer under its spell the universe can no longer play tricks on you.
Always present is ourselves. The thought is never real.
Lacking only knowledge, already the Reality Itself, taking the vaccine of knowledge all feelings of emptiness and incompleteness go away.
No longer dreaming of some dream outcome, resolving our thought of ourselves completes the picture. Getting confused and in crisis, conflicted and conflicting in everyone all that is missing is knowledge. One thought puts us to sleep. One thought wakes us up. Filling the ‘I’hole resolves the crisis. 
Like a computer virus the thought keeps mutating.
Feeding on ignorance putting us under constant pressure and conflict with ourselves the fake keeps on mutating. Getting stronger with each generation, if we want to save the climate and save the future first we need to save ourselves. 
Whoever wakes up from the coma, is no longer in crisis. 
Self-knowledge is the vaccine. Getting the cure that kills
the virus and you are free. 
As long as ignorance dictates and governs all our human behaviour, we shall never be free.
To stop ignoring ourselves we must stop taking our existence for granted. We need to stop ignoring ourselves. 

Crisis is man’s best friend and our greatest blessing. Crisis lifts the darkness and puts us back on track. Crisis reveals the fake and stops the virus mutating. 
Once the words of the teacher explodes the Truth, the job of teaching is done. No longer needed, the words of the teacher having confirmed and verified what was ever present both roles of student and teacher disappear. 

Throughout the ages, Atma vidya आत्मा विद्या (Self-knowledge – knowledge of ‘I’) has been exposing the truth of mankind. By exposing our ignorance, the generations have had their secret revealed and mystery solved.
Once truth is understood the laughter never stops. Seeing the joke being played on us, no longer the joke is on us, laughing and delighting in the wonderment the joy never stops.

The very last teaching of the veda/upanishads, knowledge of the Self has always been held sacred. Having endured the test of time, Self outshining and outliving everything its teaching has always survived. Shifting to English, no longer only available in sanskrit. Self-knowledge is no longer the exclusive preserve of a limited few. Available for everyone to understand, shining a huge spotlight on mankind, the veda/upanishads shed light in the inner workings and mind of the human being.
Exploding the myth of mortality, to
reclaim our immortal destination we only need look at ourselves.
To reclaim the future and rebuild a just humane society, knowing the true Self is the key.
Having lived without our whole lives, without realising it, once recognition takes place, being universal we we can’t help embracing it. 

Travelling through us all is the Eternal. ‘I’ is the original time traveller. Already touched by the infinite  we just don’t recognise it.
Like the wave is forever married to the ocean, married to the truth, nothing and no one can tear us apart. 
Recognising who you are the universe can no longer keep it secret.
 

Hidden behind every layer of thought is the truth. To end the mystery once we can see through the facade we can’t stop laughing and marvelling at the creations wicked sense of humour. Flabbergasted, we wonder how come we missed seeing it for so long. Rather than brilliantly and proudly arrogating the truth to us, we’re left reeling and feeling utterly stupid. Wondering how we could have been so ignorant. To have ignored our ignorance for so long, when truth was right under our noses! Once the joke is seen, seeing our stupidity, the laughter never stops. The joke no longer on us, delighting in the revelation the enjoyment doesn’t stop.
Exclusivity doesn’t last. Leaving you destitute and exhausted, feeling utterly excluded from Reality tying us to mortality is a thought. Already a life member of the Big Bang club, just by being human , exploding the myth of mortality, not only our life makes sense, Big Bang make sense. 
The whole creation is the universe celebrating itself. Inseparably bound, inseparably part of Reality, your whole life becomes a constant reminder of the celebration.
Once the truth is verified, being truth it is never subject to change, loss or, cancelation!
Already the proof ‘in the pudding.’ we are all the proof we need. Seeing and recognising ourselves for the first time the disambiguation of Truth is irrefutable. Having never been farther than ourselves, nearer than the nearest, closer than the closest, nothing is needed to invoke the truth. All truth ever needs is pointing out.
What complicates and stops us recognising it is ourselves.
Hiding beneath our ideas and our conditioning hides the unconditioned truth. Because no one has ever shown it to us, we do not see it. 

Teachers in the past like Adi Shankara cautioned us not to try this on our own. Complicating what is a very simple process, thinking truth is anywhere other than ourselves, has led to generations of misunderstanding. To grasp wha is closer than the closest is the least complicated thing in the universe. Lies complicate the truth. Being nothing else, truth being one is one without a second. Stopping us from seeing and recognising it is only our conditioning. 
Conditioned by our thinking, living with nothing else but truth 24/7 365, seeing, experiencing and enjoying nothing else, because we cant see it we think truth doesn’t exist. It just means we haven’t been shown yet. Or the teacher is goofy. To recognise what you’re experiencing every nano second, if the person doesn’t know it, not knowing where to look, or what to look for, to recognise it on your own, complicates it and makes recognition difficult. 
Making the job of teaching difficult is thinking we know.
Thinking we know ourselves, taking truth to be relative we keep being blinded. Until the teaching explodes and the ‘I’ reveals our true secret, we haven’t a clue. | remain nature and creations best kept secret. Once I recognise the truth though, I can’t believe how simple and how I could have missed it and been fooled for so long. 
Standing between us and the infinite, h
iding in each heart beat, is the ultimate solution. Already the infinite; our immortality already gained all lost in the immortal embrace of the eternal – as long as we stay ignorant and we let creation keep doing what it likes with us it holds us hostage. Kept ignorant – we don’t know what completeness means!
Having focused on one thing our whole lives, used to our ideas running our lives, used to running on empty, for our understanding to be complete requires
a complete turn around. The complete turnkey solution – creation has already given us is ourselves. For the alternative to the ‘I’thought I need the absolute alternative.
Not ‘maybe’; ‘could be’ or ‘should be’. Truth is not an option. It is our only option. 
This is why Self-knowledge as a teaching works. Giving us the complete answer, Self-knowledge doesn’t fire blanks. Brilliantly straightforward it shows us we already are the solution. We bring the truth and the solution with us. Using ‘I’ as the universal password, the instant we open its secret we recognise the truth we have been carrying all along and wonder why it was made so complicated. 
Making it complicated is ourselves. No longer obsessed, to reach the stillness that is ever complete is not a struggle. The i
mmortal always is. The mortal and dying never is. The eternal has always been our destination. Once recognised the human journey ends.
Realising the ever reached, the teaching and teacher no longer needed drop out.
Nothing can produce the truth that is already existing nor can anything hide the truth. Nor is anything needed to produce it. Always present, already ourselves, unless the teacher doesn’t know how, getting lost in an orbit orbiting around the ‘I’, we miss the boat. 
Orbiting ‘ourselves’, we get lost in the orbit and miss the punch line.
Disrupting and discovering the truth that is yourself is the whole point. Being only one race called human being, ‘I’ is the universal password we use to get to liberated. One thought is making us confused and upset. Understanding who we are makes all the difference between being irrelevant and obsolete. One word has the power to put us all in a coma or lift us all out of the mud and wake us up permanently to Reality. Understanding one word is all it takes. To free the human race and pull us out of the nose dive and back from extinction we need to release ourselves from the spell. Addicted to a thought we need to reclaim the future.This requires education. A teaching is needed. All we have to do is show up. Mortality waits for no one. Immortality awaits everyone. Once we remove the enigma and mystery that is ourselves, our conflict and difficulty instantly disappears and we can work on reclaiming the future. 
The teacher is just a mirror. Able to mirror and reflect the truth by pointing out what nature is hiding in all of us. Once truth is revealed, no longer having anywhere to hide it cannot escape. Nor can we escape the truth. Truth, having always been, having always been recognition is instantaneous.

Imprisoning us all is an impersonator; an impressionist. A fake notion of ourselves has stood in our way. Made up of ideas a word has made us a slave. Fake ideas, imprisoning us all is a fake notion. Making us seem irrelevant to ourselves and everything else in the universe seem more relevant and important than we are, we have forgotten the most important thing in the universe is ourselves. Human Being. 
Taken for granted is our existence, until crisis reminds us, we fail to see the importance of ourselves.
Slave to a thought, once Atma vidya आत्मा विद्या removes the shackles and rescues us from slavery, the imposter flees.
Like we get forced to wake up in the morning, until we’re forced to wake up from this dream, the question of ourselves doesn’t get answered.
‘I’ constantly mutating as a thought; a virus keeps on mutating and putting us to sleep. 
‘I’ being the universal first name of the whole human race: once you understand yourself – you capture the Truth.

No longer its prisoner, no longer held hostage by a thought, owning the truth of yourself – nothing can challenge, touch or overwhelm you ever again. 
Learning to listen, hearing the story of your timeless self you discover you’re all thats ever been missing in your whole entire life. Self-knowledge by revealing who you are, brings back home the pure joy, absolute happiness, sweetness, beauty and bliss thats been missing in our lives.
Having never been absent, always present, all that is missing is knowledge.
Until it is pointed out, we just don’t know it.

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