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Shantanu Panigrahi
Feb 03, 2023
In Spirituality
Which would you rather be: to be fully aware of the imminent Reality and observe and be able to react spontaneously in the perfect mannner, or use your mind to calculate, judge and come to almost certainly fallible conclusions? My view is one cannot trust ones mind to form any jugdment for truth cannot be assessed. That is why man has invented computers and robots to make decisions. For a person peace of mind is the most important thing. For this reason, the mind has to be dropped. The mind takes proactive actions and that is not conducive to truth-accommdation that harmonises with the imminent reality. Spontaneity of reactions ensures that one harmonises when one is mind-free, and thus is totally liberated, including from the Personal God of ones mental creation. One is then Brahma, the Hindu term for the universe which exists as the imminent, durable and permanent Reality. There is no need to think out what needs to be done. is why I have dropped my mind with my earlier conceived God Sri Krishna-Durga.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Jan 28, 2023
In Spirituality
Advaita: you invent the God you are. In advaita oneness one can invent the ideal God, but no one ever has proof of the existence of any kind of God, whether Personal God or Creator God. For satchitananda one must have invented for oneself the ideal God. Then Advaita is realised and you are it. Tat Tvam Asi. So what is the ideal concept of God? God is Truth and Truth is God. Then one just goes about accommodating the truth, and this definition of advaita is to be called Satya-advaita. If one chooses or invents any other idea of God that does not generate Ananda and so is not Advaita. It is oneness with a God polluted with untruths, so delusional advaita. So Advaita Vedanta is Satya-advaita Vedanta. Sat-chit-ananda is Truth-awareness-bliss. Attachments are impurities in the mind that generate delusional thoughts instead of the awareness of Reality. Brahma is the Hindu term for Physical Energy, the Reality, that manifestats as the universe that we see and experience. Within this Reality we invent our Gods as Personal Entities, the supreme one being the ideal God that harmonious with Brahma. That is Advaita Vedanta, and the path to this ideal God is the truth path, hence to be known as satya-advaita yoga. All that exists is Brahma: I am Brahma, rock is Brahma, tree is Brahma, sun is Brahma; all Physical Energy. Brahma Satya Jagat mithhya is true because the cosmos is a manifestation of Brahma (Physical Energy). So long as the mind is there with thoughts, beliefs and attachments, atman (soul) is present. When the mind disappears only Brahma remains. When the mind has gone for good awareness prevails and one is spontaneous in actions because one has truth as Brahma.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Dec 26, 2022
In Spirituality
The Self is a state where a person has no objectives, plans, aims, desires, hopes, wishes, expectations, anticipations, cravings, ego, and has learnt to act spontaneously, unpremeditedely and nonchalantly at all times. He therefore has next to no attachments: I say 'next to' because it is near impossible to lose all one's attachments on account of the fact that one's mind is also within the body-brain complex attending to the mundane things that one does to keep one's life going, such as bathing to keep clean, brushing one's teeth, cooking, cleaning, wearing clean clothes, going to the shops, driving a motor vehicle with due care and attention, taking care of the family and so one: one has responsibilities in Nature. In Hindi it is known as kartavya. So one has to care, and one cannot detach oneself from caring for without that living is unsustainable in Brahma-Nature. In Vishista-advaita one immerses oneself in Creation for it is the ultimate form of bhakti (devotion to the Creator represented in one's psyche as the Paramatman. The residual attachments that one has as outlined makes it very difficult indeed for a yogi to realise that the Self is the same as Paramatman with which it is in union, and these moments of union only dawn on one when one wakes up from proper sleep during the morning or during the rest of the day if one takes naps. This truth makes one takes righteous actions of karma (fulfilling one's responsiblities and doing righteous actions as dharma, and is the final Realisation.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Dec 26, 2022
In Spirituality
Shantanu Panigrahi 4m · Shared with Public It is at the point that the satya-advaitic truth-path brings you to a religion from philosophies that you become a know-all and invincible in what you say and do. Then you are a Master, a guru with all the answers that humanity can put to you on spirituality.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Dec 26, 2022
In Humanities
Shantanu Panigrahi shared a memory. 8m · Shared with Public Each person to himself or herself, and these beliefs change with the passage of time as experience teaches. If one does not have peace of mind at all times during the process of learning then there issues something missing in terms of knowledge, understanding and wisdom. The corollary is if one's boat is floating in that one has peace of mind, then there is nothing left to learn. 2 years ago See your memories Shantanu Panigrahi 26 December 2020 · Shared with Public Ideas and beliefs held: if they make your boat float to satisfaction follow them: you reap as you sow.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Dec 26, 2022
In Spirituality
KARMA When one wishes to be perfect, the universe is so constructed that on has to abandon one's past and await the moment that spontaneity. nonchalance and unpremeditatedness determines your next actions. The act so performed takes place from the Self parameter of one's mind and is the most appropriate and correct action to the circumstances that one is facing. Hence this is what is karma, according to the eternal law of the universe, otherwise known as karma in sanatan dharma. It is based on bhakti to the Creator God Sri Krishna-Durga that He/She has got Creation such that each person is potentially self-sufficient and has all that he or she needs to survive with dignity among his fellow human beings and wider Nature. So different ideas are there as what is karma. Mine is as described above. It is the basis of Vishista-advaita Vedanta.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Dec 24, 2022
In Spirituality
Have no objectives and no attachments and truth-awareness will awaken you to your next action (karma) for 'snanda' and peace of mind. This is the truth-path to existence that solves everything with certainty.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Dec 10, 2022
In Spirituality
Shantanu Panigrahi 2h · Shared with Public If you are attached to any thoughts you cannot gain knowledge: the mind needs to be totally free letting awareness to do the necessary probing to realise. Murty Dvr There should be a reasoning, Why the mind needs to be totally free!!! Otherwise its an authoritative statement. ReplyShare7 h Shantanu Panigrahi Author Murty Dvr Hello; I cannot reason why the mind works like that except to say that when the mind is cluttered with beliefs, thoughts, wishes, desires, anticipations, hopes, expectations, plans, objectives, missions, it is in a state of confusion such that these are stumbling blocks to awareness of the environment, the reality that is transient and impermanent which is what one needs to know in order to be able to determine the reality of the moment, the truth that is necessary for one to live one's life safely and comfortably. When the mind is free of the bodily-brain interactions with it, one is ones true nature, the Self, which is free of all attachments. It is in this Self mode, that one is fully aware of the environment and can take decisions on how to live during one's next moment. One is then fully Self-sufficient and can tackle any hurdles that come's one's way because the awareness of the environment discovers the truth of the situation so one can take the correct actions that threaten a person or which seeks new opportunities. This is the ongoing process of Realisation and it never ends so long as one is alive.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Nov 27, 2022
In Spirituality
Acting to uphold truth at all times is the highest level of living because truth is justice resting as it does on Reality of truth-accommodation. To go on the path of sublime truth is paramarthika dharma. It finds for one natural justice and is the meaning of dharma rakshati rakshita.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Nov 20, 2022
In Spirituality
Achieve the highest ideals but do not be attached to your karma attained. Believe in a Personal God but He/She is a baggage not to be attached to. That way be free. Sacrifice everything.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Nov 15, 2022
In Spirituality
Shantanu Panigrahi shared a memory. 22m · Shared with Public 2 years ago See your memories Shantanu Panigrahi 15 November 2020 · Shared with Public A man without a spiritual-rudder drifts about in the ocean of mundane materialism as a slave to his body and masters in pointless existence of servitude. Shantanu Panigrahi 15 November 2021 · Shared with Public Each life is a thread of individual history: the question is how to ensure that one's legacy is that of perfect actions (karma). Shantanu Panigrahi shared a memory. 54 m · 15 November 2022 update Shared with Public Charting the truth path through Brahma-Nature gets progressively easier when one loses all ones attachments to become the Self where actions are nonchalant, spontaneous and unpremeditated. One is liberated in this state of being because actions then are perfect, so perfect in truth-accommodation that the mind is free of anxieties and resulting suffering. 3 years ago: 15 November 2019 posted on Facebook Brahman-Nature is a very tough Entity to travel through if one strives for perfection of existence. But the strive must continue by understanding Brahman reality and charting one’s truth path through the jungle to attain liberation or moksha. This is the principle on which I live and it is called satya-advaita or truth accommodation.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Nov 14, 2022
In Spirituality
I am tending to the view that what I have hitherto been calling the Self as being beyond the vyvaharika God is in fact God in oneness and separateness. The atman (Self) and Paramatman God union is the qualified monism of achintya bhed abheda tatwa (oneness and separateness) in Vishista-advaita Vedanta.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Oct 29, 2022
In Spirituality
Do not know the truth: you will get attached to it and that will be Self-destructive. So do not have anticipations, hopes, and expectations. The Self is worth preserving: you do that by making it free of knowledge. This is because the Self is Brahman, the source and cause of Creation: if you pollute that with knowledge you lose your creativity. Surrender word is not appropriate in advaita. When you have become the Self there is doer left. You are automatically acting correctly in Self-preservation. Do not doubt this statement: Freedom of the mind (liberation) comes from being non-judgmental and unattached to everything: that is the purpose of yoga, the union as advaita. One does not get truth with a claustrophobic mind. Controlling one's mind generates Ignorance. The mind should be free.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Oct 23, 2022
In Spirituality
If one does ones work with atma-shakti in the struggle through the perilous jungle of Brahma-Nature such as it is in what can only be described as the present Kali-yuga in the tamasic prevalence of ignorance and adharma then every thing can go well to enable one to fullfil his or her dharma in terms of duties and responsibilities (kartabya). Atman is the source of power to combat the evil forces in humanity who live as humanimals because the truth that conquers comes from this mental faculty of atma-shakti.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Oct 22, 2022
In Spirituality
In Facebook: Shantanu Panigrahi 22 October 2020 · Shared with Public Be in fullest awareness, content with what little or lot that comes your way to enjoy life in survival, being risk-averse not to jump from the 'frying pan into the fire'. 0 comments Shantanu Panigrahi shared a memory. 4 h Shared with Public Anything that comes one's way requires a reaction in words or deeds to preserve what one has already. Never venture into darkness for unknown dangers may be lying waiting for you. Steady on as you go. Be paranoid and appear schizophrenic to others. Be a nobody. It would save you. Interactions in Nature are impermanent and unpredictable. So be flexible to steer clear of unknown dangers. DO not trust anyone else but yourself. Know which side your bread is buttered. Be intelligent and knowledgeable. This is easier said than done because the basic functioning of the brain and associated mind is due to genetic disposition. Learning is genetic characteristic. If the genetic potential for intelligence is there all delusions can be eventually erased from the mind. 2 years ago See your memories Shantanu Panigrahi 22 October 2020 Shared with Public Never direct your future with a set plan for survival because reality is so impermanent that one's awareness needs to be continually monitored to act on 0 comments Shantanu Panigrahi 4 h Shared with Public It is only one's own knowledge that matters, the greater its clarity the easier living becomes. 0 comments Shantanu Panigrahi 4 h Shared with Public Who cares about who one is: living is about the struggle for survival as best as one can. If one knows the value of truth, one is well positioned to never give in to tyranny: for freedom is of the utmost importance.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Oct 16, 2022
In Spirituality
Reacting to a post in Facebook: Knowledge of Brahman is so intensely fascinating that it is the be-all and end-all of existence. One needs to experience Reality in all its dimensions to get to realise what lies beyond simple existence of the body-brain-mind complex in order to appreciate what I know is fascinating complexities of the mental faculties that one potentially possesses and through further exploration see that it is part of a Grand Design to be individually fathomed. It is not for communal appreciation. Being Brahman has tremendous practical significance in conducting oneself during one's life for it is truth and truth is all powerful in combatting the elements of Brahma-Nature that threaten survival in the dignity of liberty. In Brahman, the Self operates nonchalantly, spontaneously and unpremeditatedly without aims, ambitions, missions, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, hopes, wishes, desires and the ego (the most self-destructive part of existence). When one transcends the mind into the mental faculty of the atman, one attains freedom, liberation and total peace of mind, even bliss, and such is the confidence with which one goes about one's life that one is unperturbed by the events that cause suffering in others concerned with the mundane existence. One has peace of mind. The Self is the spokesperson for Brahman. One is Brahman when one sees that perfection is personified in one's actions for then pristine truth dawns in one to aid one's survival in liberty.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Oct 14, 2022
In Spirituality
I am perfectly Brahman: who is there to judge me! As to who said that, it is Purushouttama (Self) whose atman=Brahman. The person is already 'dead' in Samadhi. It is way past knowledge. So there is sothing to question in Self. I am the Reality, I am the Truth, I am the eternal source and cause of Creation: Aham Brahmasmi. One does Dharma so long as one is within a mind in consciousness. Once one leaves the mind as an entity of the past there is no Dharma or karma. There is only the dawning of truth. Truth is the manifestation of Reality, the ultimate and absolute Reality being Brahman: get with It. Advaita to me means living in all stages and levels of reality treating all the different aspects as one single reality: this being is termed Vishista-advaita Vedanta.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Oct 14, 2022
In Spirituality
In Facebook: Shantanu Panigrahi shared a memory. 14 m · Shared with Public What is the sub-conscious mind ? It is where God resides dormantly so one is taking inspiration from bhakti devotion indirectly But it is not freedom. It does not give peace of mind. For that I through the same satya-advaitic process discovered the highest mental faculty of the atman that is free of the mind altogether and became the Self finding that survival needs truth to descend from Brahman the ultimate Reality, and not from God residing in ones psyche. That is total freedom to act nonchalantly, spontaneously and unpremeditatedly in Brahman without thinking from the clutter and delusions of the mind. With the mind non-existent truth descends for Self-preservation for instant survival-oriented decisions. So from discovering that loss of attachments of the mind led to survival, now no-mind is superior to the same end but better in that it has generated cessation of suffering 2 years ago See your memories Shantanu Panigrahi 14 October 2020 · Shared with Public Satya-advaita yoga has taught me that one makes the best survival-oriented decisions to act in one's sub-conscious mind that is free of all mental attachments It is incorrect to refer to Brahman imparted truth as Brahman Consciousness let alone Consciousness per se. Consciousness word is inappropriate when one is the Self as Brahman. One does not look for truth from Brahman, it just descends automatically whenever there is a need for that is advaita Self-preservation.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Oct 11, 2022
In Conflicts and Resolution
Arie Johannes Geurts Verstegen wrote on Facebook Personal and cultural mass (ego) Identity is only individualistic separation from all other comparative human personal or cultural identities, always creating conflict. That is why Einstein taught that human separation is a false ilusion: all humanity is one and part of the Universe, we are the Universe itself. Many years ago i also referred to that same revelation myself by intuitively writing about it. So Albert E. in his third stage of spiritual evolution, recommends meditation to discover that already existing TRUTH in each human being. While Albert Einstein correctly reveals the first religious development stage of bible addiction, church going as a mass security dependency complex, as literally ! "infantil" and even "stupid" !. Hard provoking but true words indeed. Therefore i personally rather prefer to apply the words: "blinded by temporary innocent, naieve ignorance", before experiencing the still hidden conciousness Cosmic Universe Awakening Truth. Shantanu Panigrahi Author Arie Johannes Geurts Verstegen, There is a difference between the universe and the source and cause of the universe that is the indesribable Brahman. Humanity can only be one if all human beings identify themselves with that eternal Entity Brahman. If they do always operate from their minds which are all different in all human beings there is bound to be conflict between human beings. The mind is not an illusion but is God and different people have different conceptions of God so they fight among themseles necessarily for domination and supremacy like animals that are humanimals. Meditation is still a mental pursuit so trying to unify humanity under the same umbrella is impossible unless they all have the same Personal God. And that requires vows as in Buddhism. Far simpler process for unifying humanity is for everyonento give up their minds and identify with the eternal Brahman in advaita.
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Shantanu Panigrahi
Oct 10, 2022
In Spirituality
To find God dig deep into your mind; to find Brahman give up your mind and await the truth to descend automatically to then slowly realise what is really there. The mind is God, and God is mind. The deeper one goes into ones mind the most ideal form of God is visualised. Just as everyone has a different mind they therefore have a different God, such as Jesus, Krishna, Allah, Jehvah, Saraswati, Lakshmi and so on. The God are real to the people who wish to surrender to their God. Everyone's God is ideal for them. I called my God at the height of my material struggles as Sri Krishna, and later Sri Krishna-Durga because these names amounted to '7' according to the Hewbrew Chaldean Numerology that I was studying. But my God then Sri Krishna was not an ideal God, He did not answer a lot of my questions through the digital clock checking mechanism that I was using to communicate with him believing Him to be assisting me in my struggle to save my reputation in fighting a dharmayudha against those who were persecuting me. Reliance on Sri Krishna led me to be sectioned into the mental hospital on two occasions. the first in 2004 and the second in 2008, which depressed me. What kind of God would do that to someone who had surrender. He then stopped responding and would not give me concrete proof that a scientist needs to ensure that he is dealing with a genuine Entity. So I decided to go it alone from 2015 and find my own way in life as a satya-advaitic yogi seeking for the truth on Reality. Other people's God are their own business in that if it floats their boat they will continue to rely on their mind as this is the only source of a Personal God that that is accessible. So I concluded God is Mind and Mind is God. Now if one wishes to be free of God like I was with mine, one has to lose one's mind for this is God, You lose your mind and see what happens. You go spontaneously, nonchalantly, and unpremeditatedly into the future. With the loss of mind you no longer have attachments, such as plans, objectives, missions, anticipations, expectations, wishes, hopes, desires and ego. You experiment with this approach to see that truth still comes to you. This truth at the end of my exploration descends on you from Brahman when you are at the Self mode of operation and you then find that your actions are perfect in aiding survival in dignity of liberty and with relative prosperity and a good name for those who wish to read your works. So what is this Brahman: It is indescribable. Right now I cannot find any words in English language or any other language for it, so this word has to be continued with. Being the source of truth for those in the Self mode of operation, Brahman is something between Truth and Reality. So yes God and Brahman are not the same. You can get rid of God by getting rid of your mind, but you can not get rid of Brahman even if you wanted to if you wish to live. You are then Brahman, truth and Reality so everyting you say or write is the truth.
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