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Nature, enjoyer & consciousness

NATURE, ENJOYER (SUPER SOUL) AND CONSCIOUSNESS.

This body is called the field and the one who knows this body is called knower. 



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God is the knower of this body. We are also the knower of our body but God is the knower of all the bodies. The action of knowing the body and knower of this body is called knowledge. 

God is enjoyer. We are created and enjoyed. We are cooperator in the enjoyment of God. We enjoy by providing cooperation to God.
We are the eternal servant of God.

Consciousness is "I am". "I am spirit", "I am Brahman". When we think that we are enjoyer and proprietor then we, souls are, conditioned with material impurities. Here comes the false ego when we identified our body with "I am". "I am" is ego. We can not give up ego because ego is identity but we can give up false ego.

Nature is the inferior energy of God as it has no consciousness but it is eternal.

Ancient sages of India have in-depth spiritual knowledge about God, body, kundalini, chakras in the body, effects of magnetic fields on the body, benefits of yoga for the body. The knowledge is available in four Vedas (books) of Hindus called Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda. The Vedanta sutra is the compilation of all the knowledge of Vedas and holy book of Bhagavad-Gita is a compilation of knowledge available in Vedanta Sutras. Those who can not study Vedas and Vedanta Sutras or those who have no time to study this literature will be benefited if they just read holy book Bhagavad-Gita.



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Field of activities and its interactions:
There are five great elements i.e., earth, water, fire, ether, air
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False Ego


Intelligence
The unmanifested stage with three modes of nature.
The ten senses
The mind
The five sense objects
Desire
Hatred,
Happiness and distress
The aggregate
The life symptoms
The convictions

What constitutes Knowledge:

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Humility
Pridelessness
Desire to remain detached from the crowd consisting of common people attached to sense gratifications
Desire to remain at a lonely place
Developing a habit to remain silent
Live a life of equilibrium in happiness and distress, loss and gain, hot or cold, fame and infamy, praise and insult.
Self-control
Self-satisfaction
Discipline
Punctuality
Cleanliness
Stable nature
Remaining away from object of sense gratification
Remaining away from false ego.
Non-violence
Simplicity
Compassion towards all living beings
Going to a spiritual master for spiritual knowledge.
The knowledge about miseries of life such as old age, death, diseases.
Detachment from family, home, money, relatives
Devotion to God with determination.
Keeping in mind the importance of self-realization and spiritual knowledge.
To do a philosophical search for absolute truth.
All the points mentioned above is knowledge and rest is ignorance.

SUPER SOUL


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Super soul exists everywhere and in and out of everything and everybody. 
He is far from us but at the same time, he is very near to us.
Super soul is the origin of all the senses. 
Super soul remains detached from everyone and everything. 
Super soul takes care of everything and everybody but he is the destroyer of everyone and everything. He is the originator of everything and everybody.  
Super soul remains above the three modes of material nature i.e., mode of goodness, passion, ignorance and is the master of modes of material nature.
Super soul is without senses.
He is not easily noticeable.
Our senses are imperfect in knowing and seeing him.
Super soul appears to be divided in every living being but at the same time, he remains undivided and complete.
Super soul is the goal and object of knowledge and knowledge himself.
He resides in every living being's heart.
He is the origin of light for all glowing bodies.
Super soul is beyond the darkness of matter and Brahman.


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Only devotee of God Shri Krishna has the power to understand the body, knowledge and knowledgable. Nature and living beings are present since time immemorial. The process of changes and modes of matter are due to material nature. The material nature is responsible for all material causes and its effect and living entities are responsible for all the suffering and enjoyment in the world. Living entities comes in the contact with material nature and due to the nature which they had received since their birth, experience suffering or enjoyment or both by interacting with three modes of material nature i.e., mode of goodness, passion, ignorance.  We all know that our soul resides in the heart but there also resides one transcendental enjoyer called super soul which remain there as overseer and permitter and watches the actions taken by body and acts as a witness to the sins or pious work done by body and work is done by the body under influence of material nature and modes of nature.

Soul situated in Brahman vision does not engage with the body although resides in the body. Body glow with the energy provided by the soul as consciousness. We have to convert our body consciousness to Krishna Consciousness. Those who understand the material nature, living entities, modes of material nature and their interaction will not take birth again in this material world, whatever is his present state.

There are three ways to understand the super soul:

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1. By meditation
2. By collection of spiritual knowledge.
3. By working without desiring fruitive results.

There are some people's who do not have spiritual knowledge but they start worshipping God by hearing from devotees and saints. These people also get liberated from the cycle of birth and death. Whatever exists in this material world is a combination of nature and God. Super soul and soul never gets destroyed and as mentioned earlier, both the soul and super soul resides in the heart of the human body.

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When do you know that super soul exists everywhere then how can you get yourself degraded by fickle mind? You have to control your mind to reach transcendental place. Action is performed by the body which comes into existence by material nature and is bound by three modes of material nature and influenced by lust, anger, pride, greed, envy, attachment. Super soul present in heart acts as permitter, witness and overseer.

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To attain Brahman conception, one has to see everything and everybody as equal and that numerous souls are found across the universe in different bodies whether in animal or plant kingdom are nothing but part and parcel of God.


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Thanks for reading the blog.

Hare Krishna

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