Quite intrigued with this whole concept of awakening/MOKSHA
I used to repeatedly ask my advaita guru a question.. A space where a group of friends and I very sincerely studied for more than 5 years.
“How do you know if you are awake” ?
He would say that you would know .. it’s quite natural & simple, you just know it!
The cord will be broken
Just as you know when you wake up from a dream…
you know you are no longer dreaming
You know you are the Waker who has dreamt
You know it’s just a dream & it is silly for you to take it seriously
Seeing the dream as a dream is what awakening is all about.
We are dreaming most of the time in our waking state as well
Except for a few moments where our intense presence is required or in areas where there is passion & interest.
The movement of the mind from past to future is no less than a dream
When the mind comes to an absolute quietness during the waking state – the dream of the waking state is also dissolved & what remains is the SAKSHI/Witness
Until that point the dreaming injects it’s intoxication and obsession of the dream onto the dreamer
The recognition of SAKSHI is a disarming of this apparent peril.
It’s effects are dismantled as the arrows of dreaming no longer have a solid target to land on. It is like an arrow running miles in a barren land craving for a target to strike.
What power can a target less arrow have on the space less arena SAKSHI