Bhagavan vaSishTha Continued: One who engages in actions with the awareness that the internal associations only cause the vibration that appear as external objects is the one I think is realized. Others who think that “I am the doer” distinct from the visible world are those who go to either higher or lower worlds based on the quality of the actions. Those who get attracted either to banished actions or to inaction will go from one dark world to another darker world and one fear to another fear!
In this process of going around and around, some keep purifying their tendencies and finally after due acquisition of prerequisites for realization, approach a Guru and get illuminated by the teaching of the guru. This is the normal path – The first mode and most common mode of self realization.
But in some exceptional cases, the realization just falls off from the sky. That happens through intense self enquiry. This is the second mode of self realization.
To make clear of the second mode of realization I shall narrate an incident that happened earlier.
There was a king called janaka who has no opposition and taking care of the kingdom very well. One day when he is alone in a wonderful hillock filled with beautiful flowery creepers and trees in the season of spring, he started to hear a celestial discussion. The siddhas or the group of accomplished beings are discussing about the ways and methods that are prescribed to attain realization as per the scriptures.
First group of siddhas said: We are attaining bliss in the meeting point of seer and seen. Such infinite point on which we focus our concentration by controlling the internal and external senses.
The second group of siddhas said: We give up the seer and seen along with the association to any of them. So, by giving up all the three, we attain the fourth and fundamental reality in which all these three appear!
The third group of siddhas said: We take the middle witness of seer and seen. We give up the logic of weather seer is truth or the seen is truth. We also know the witness is beyond existence and non-existence. We realize this witness along illuminating both the seer and the seen!
The next group said: In which all this has emerged, by which all this appear, who owns all this in that universal we concentrate and realize!
The next group said: We take the inhale and exhalation process as SO’ham which includes all the sounds of A to “ha” (take it a Z in English alphabet) and meditate to realize!
The next group said: We take up the conscious illumination in our own heart and meditate on that consciousness and realize. We believe that one who is excluding the internal consciousness is one who is throwing the realization in the hand in search of some external realization.
The next group said: We give up all the desires. Only by giving up desires, we realize the divinity in our own heart. The sense enjoyments are not really enjoyments. They are in reality causing sadness alone in one way or the other. So, whenever the desire rises, we cut it just like how indra cut away the wings of mountains with his vajra!
We reach the end of 8th sarga of upaSama prakaraNa on this full moon day of month of Asvayuja of SrI durmukhi year – The Valmiki jayanti!!