"Whenever you can, share. You never know who all will be able to see far away standing upon your shoulders!"
I write mainly on topics related to science and technology.
Sometimes, I create tools and animation.
But Advaita Vedanta talks on similar lines sometimes.
While growing up and being mad about Vedanta and Physics at the same time, these thoughts used to perplex me. Please do not be judgmental, these are just a teenager's musings!
If one is the knower & the other is the known then what is knowledge?Knowledge is an illusion which creates the knower & the known.
If one is the observer & the other is the observed then what is observation?Observation is an illusion which creates the observer & the observed.
If one is free & the other is not free then what is freedom?Freedom is an illusion which creates the free and the not-free.
If one is the reality & the other is illusion then what is realization?Realization is an illusion which creates the reality & illusion.
If one is the creator & the other is the created then what is creation?Creation is an illusion which creates the creator & the created.
If one is perfect & the other is imperfect then what is perfection?Perfection is an illusion which creates the perfect & the imperfect.
If illusion is an illusion then what is illusion?Illusion is an illusion which creates the illusion.
Perfect knowledge is possible only when
the knower has vanished;
Perfect observation is possible only when
the observer has vanished;
Perfect freedom is possible only when
the free has vanished;
Perfect realization is possible only when
the real has vanished;
Perfect illusion is possible only when
the illusioned has vanished;
Perfect creation is possible only when
the creator has vanished.
And perfect perfection is possible only when
the perfect has vanished.
And reasons are obvious.
Knowing himself is the last step for a knower, & the moment he does that, he himself becomes the known, hence vanished.
Observing himself is the last step for an observer, & the moment he does that, he becomes the observed, hence vanished.
Perfect freedom is exercised only when one has and possibly exercise the freedom of making oneself bound also; that done, one is not free.
Perfect reality is that in which there is no illusion; but there is no meaning to reality when there is no illusion.
Perfect illusion is that in which there is no reality, but when there is absolutely no reality, ‘no-reality’ (i.e. illusion) itself becomes a reality, hence disappeared.
Perfect creation is that in which the creator himself is created; but then the creator becomes the created, hence relinquished.
Perfect perfection is possible only when even the imperfection is perfect in itself. But perfect imperfection leaves no room for perfection, hence no perfection.