Satsang  –   Volume 3, Number 9: April 1, 2000 
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Unfolding the Joyful Knowledge of Sat

Swami Shyam: All that can be conceived of by man is nothing but one Space. When you come to know this, totally and forever, then you are having nyaas, you are having knowledge of the satsanyaasi
    Anyone can dress up: that's on the outside, but inside, one knows if one has brought the mind in union with the Self or not.
    Sat is your true nature. But when consciousness of the sat expresses itself in a human being in terms of 'I', it is no longer called 'sat.' It is the appositive in nature. 

The nature of sat is purity and bliss

The nature of sat, purity, is absolute bliss. But when one has to put on a form, the form has to depend on a wave. That first wave is consciousness and existence—they may be two names, but it is just the same wave. The result is a human body with existence, as a body, and with consciousness. 
    Even a child being built inside the womb has consciousness. You come to know that through the movement that takes place in the stomach when the child moves this way or that. It is not like a ball. A ball will remain forever a ball. It will not initiate any movement because consciousness in not there inside the ball. 
    A human being is supposed to have a combination of consciousness and existence. So when consciousness and existence—chaytan and jhar (the knowing part and the to-be-known part) come together as the body from the one sat, sat appears to have changed itself into chaytan or jhar but it is forever sat for the sanyaasi, the one who has grown up and who has become the unity awareness of sat.  
    The one who is not sanyaasi is aware of his body as existing alone by itself. 
    When your body emerged from the womb of the mother, it slowly developed the sense that, because you are alive, you will remain alive even while no longer  maintaining a connection with the source in the form of an umbilical cord to the mother, just as the mother remains alive without maintaining a connection with her source. 
    Thus a person becomes the recipient of the sense or knowledge of the mind, intellect and ahankar (ego), the words we use for knowing our body and other forms. 
    All human beings, on the level of their knowingness or antar karan, or inner existence, are, by their nature, ignorant of and separate from the very Source that expressed itself in the form of their body, intellect and mind. 
    It is easy for a person to have yellow clothes, meant for a sanyaasi after he has tuned into the sat, but clothes alone will not make his intellect or mind united with the sat
    The clothes worn by a sanyaasi are a symbol that that person must be united with the Self or sat and that sat alone is everywhere. There is no world, no mind, no intellect, no tree, no river or no mountain separate from the Self. It is one sat (existence), one chit (consciousness), one aanand (bliss). 
    In the vision or intellect of a person who has realized this, there is nobody who is other than the sat, there is no action which is other than the chit, and there is no delight or experience other than the aanand
    He holds that forever, yet when he breathes in, he knows that it is air. He does not call it sat.  

Saadhana is hearing

As long as one has not been opened to that vision, one is supposed to be in saadhana. What is saadhana? It is just hearing—hearing as a little child hears. Saadhana is not reading, or writing or creating. 
    When a child hears his mother,  the knowledge and awareness of the mother tongue takes place. How? He just hears it. 
    But you cannot say that the child knows the Self. It is true that he is the Self, but his knowingness has not been unfolded and he therefore does not have the knowledge of the Self. 
    When I see a form—a rose flower—it is called 'rose flower.' A fly hovering on the rose is called 'fly,' even though, in the vision of Oneness, the rose flower and the fly are just the same sat, the same chit, the same aanand
    The vision, the sat, is ever the same. 
    In sat, there is no such vision that one is rich, or one is poor, or one is old, or one is young. That is not the vision of the sat
    If you are not sanyaasi you do not have this vision that all are the same sat. Why? Because on the level of the forms, the differences must take place. However equally you view it, a child will not be able to eat as much as a man eats. The horse will not eat the food that a human being eats. You cannot copy someone else. Thus on the relative field, we need a relative consciousness which should be able to relate to the forms and differences. 
    Absolute bliss consciousness knows that sat chit aanand alone is. When a human being's vision is united with bliss consciousness, that is sanyaasi
    If one knows that there is only one reality, then that person is said to be sanyaasi, totally united with that Oneness. And that is what we observe today, the first of April 2000. And it will be celebrated as the day of gyaan (knowledge), praym (love) and bhakti (devotion) 
    With love, there are various categories: love between child and mother; love between student and a teacher; and love between friend and friend. When one reaches beyond all these three categories of love, that is where it is aanand, and held forever. 
    This is possible when there is no more separation between the drop and the ocean, or the snowflake and the ice, or the star and the sky. When there is no sense of separation, a human being no longer has any sense of division. He has no sense that bones, blood, eyes, ears, or 'I' are separate. When one has no such division, he is one with the sat. That is why many people aspire to the great joy that arises in having that sense. 
    But it is unfoldment. No one can get that sense unless it is unfolded. No one can become sanyaasi or gyaani unless that sense unfolds. Whatever has not been unfolded is agyaan (ignorance). That is why  a human being, who lives all the time with his body, mind, intellect and ego, is in the state of agyaan, the state of ignorance of his true Self. He may somehow knows that it is there, but he is unsure and uncertain. 
    It is only the unfoldment of the sanyaasi consciousness, light consciousness, aware consciousness, that one comes to know that it is all one field of existence, consciousness and joy. 
    Amaram hum. Madhuram hum

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