Archive for March, 2008

space-time & sat-cit

March 25, 2008

Space time curvature explains the Gravity where as the sat-cit curvature explains everything. Lets look at the relation between the space & sat and time & cit:

The pure existence is Space – not touched by any form but required to manifest any form. Sat is Space.

The pure cit is time – not touched by any symbol but required to represent any symbol. The symbolic world is created by reference to a past or future time never the “present” time.

Time is the fundamental quantity.

It gets slightly tricky. Time is cyclic, it is like a circle, imagining a start and a end point on this circle of time makes the time finite. That is typically called EGO or modified cit (opposite of pure cit)

The modified cit is the mind, is the action, is the event, and time is measured as the quantity between two different events. The homogeneous “one time” gets divided into three times as the past, present and future.

Thought is always with reference to past or future. Thought can never be present. Present can never be Thought.

Imaginary boundary on the cit causes the thought and thought is the cause of this imaginary boundary. – This is the start of manifestation in the space (pure sat)

Further this differentiation has no fixed boundary it keeps changing according to the thought. sometimes the past is the past second, sometimes the past is the last year. sometimes the past is the previous life.

Transcending the time is getting thoughtless state or “just being”

At the stage of this just being the cit merges perfectly with sat which is the natural state (soul = sat cit ananda).

Thinking Tools

March 3, 2008

Thinking Tools? Yes. There are a few tools which can be used in organized thinking. I came across a many but trained and used the following few:

CEDAC: Cause and Effect Diagrams with addition of Cards this is a modification to the Fishbone diagram (a standard QC tool) by Dr Ryuji Fukuda. It is a very effective tool to get the ideas from all layers of the organization quickly and a wonderful aid to the divergent and convergent thinking technique. Has been very effective if used along with the other Fukuda techniques. (Ref. Building Organizational Fitness by the same author)

Six Thinking Hats: Edward de Bono’s six thinking hats technique is very effective when conducting meetings involving people with varied interest. White, red, yellow, black, green and blue hats represent various aspects of a problem and they can be used in a suitable sequence within a meeting for pre-determined durations to channelise the thoughts of all the participants to the specific aspect of the discussion and finally summarizing the meeting with a blue hat.

Mind Maps: Tony Buzan’s mind mapping technique uses colours, shapes, keywords in a multi channel thinking technique which will enhance memory and also bring a natural hierarchical thought process towards any problem.

Applying any one or more of the above techniques to the appropriate situations will surely yield better results than just going with the gut feel.

TAT TWAM ASI & sat cit ananda

March 3, 2008

After a long samadhi, I finally found some quick definition for maya (Still within maya) But to express “silence” we use the word “silence” instead of “real” silence.

The sat (pure existence) and cit (pure consciousness) are same. That is what the statement TAT TWAM ASI is pointing us to. The word TAT literally means THAT is PURE EXISTENCE (also combined with the pure consciousness and ANANDA) where as the word TWAM signifies the PURE CONSCIOUSNESS (along with the sat and ananda) the equality of TAT and TWAM is what TAT TWAM ASI.

In duality we see the existence (sat) different from its cognition (cit) this differentiation is MAYA. Due to this maya our original sat is covered by the maya cit which is MIND. we see everything with a conception of MIND.

Adding consciousness to existence making it TAT and removing the maya from mind and making it TWAM and equating both is the ADVAITA SAADHANA.

The mahavakya TAT TWAM ASI is the realization of sat cit ananda.