Celibacy/Abstinence/Reality & Individuality
Here is my question
1) Is the reality of a ignorant person a reflection of his ego ?
2) what happen to the reality/illusion if that ego is dead.Does it continue?
3) For one to progress, his ego and his reality must both merge to Brahma ?
1. The sense of separateness, which makes one assume the world as an object, and oneself as the subject is the result of an active Ego. That everything is pure consciousness alone, there being nothing which it does not pervade is reality.
2. What happens after one comes out of a dream upon waking up in the morning? One is conscious about his waking reality and realizes that the dream was a mental illusion of thoughts and images. However, as long as he was in the dream, it was very real.
The same occurs after self-realization. The sense of 'I', 'You', 'Others' and the 'world' are all realized as the events in the life-dream. THAT pure consciousness which one becomes after Enlightenment is realized as the absolute truth and the only 'reality'.
Just as one who comes out of a sleep-dream no longer gets affected by the happy or sad events he experienced in the dream, the realized sage is not affected by the pleasant or unpleasant, happy or sorrowful happenings of the illusory world. Knowing these to be the effect of 'Maya' (cosmic illusion) and completely unsubstantial, he remains as a mere witness, always in his state of bliss and pure being.
3. After the Ego merges into the 'Brahman' (Almighty Lord, who resides as the 'Atman' [pure self] within), that which remains is the reality. Then there is nothing else remaining. It is of the nature of silence.
ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)