Freedom From The Known
is a pathless land and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever,
by any religion by any sect.....I am concerning myself with only one
essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages,
from all fears, and not to found religious, new sects, nor to establish
new theories and new philosophies....If an organization be created
for this purpose it becomes a crutch, a weakness, a bondage and must
cripple the individual and prevent him from growing, from establishing
his uniqueness which lies in the discovery for himself of that absolute,
August 3, 1929, order of the star camp at Ommen.
meditation one has to find out whether there is an end to knowledge
and so freedom from the known.
Pg 42, meditations.
is to find out if there is a field which is not already contaminated
by the known.
Pg 26, meditations.
He (The Buddha) taught was original.....
between K and Mary Lutyens. Pg. 230, Biography of K by Mary Lutyens
(Vol. II-The years of fulfillment)
I realise the state of my own mind. I see that - it is instrument
of sensation and desire and that it is mechanically caught up in routine.
Such a mind is incapable of ever receiving or feeling the new for
the new must obviously be something beyond sensation - which is always
the old. So this mechanical process with it's sensations has to come
to an end, has it not? Karma is not an ever - enduring chain; it is
a chain that can be broken at any time. What was done yesterday can
be undone today; there's no permanent continuance of anything. Continuance
can and must be dissipated through the understanding of its process.
So when you SEE this process, when you are really aware of it without
opposition, without a sense of temptation, without resistance, without
justifying or judging it then you will discover that the mind is capable
of receiving the new and that the new is never a sensation therefore
it can never be recognized, re-experienced. It is a state of being
in which creativeness comes without invitation, without memory and
that is reality. That which is unnameable cannot be recognised. It
is not a sensation.
-Majjhim Nikaya (dhatuvibhanga sutta)
The muni (one who silently looks within is called a muni) who goes beyond all philosophical beliefs is called a 'saint'.
ananussutesu dhammesu -
Buddha preached His first sermon at Sarnath and he said that:
the teachings unheard before
Brahmajala Sutta is the very first text in the Sutta Pitaka of the
Pali canon and one of the important discourses spoken by the Buddha.
Brahmajala Sutta is "the discourse on the all-embracing net of
views''. The Buddha's aim in expounding this discourse is to elaborate
on a ''net'' of all possible views / opinions / beliefs / philosophical
ideas / speculative thought of His time. The discourse describes the
situation out of which each view arises and shows how the speculative
views and philosophies hold man in bondage to the cycle of birth and
death-in misery and sorrow. He then shows the way - He says that he
knows something far beyond all views and speculations. Buddha says
that the solution to the tangle of views is in the development of
insight to know the truth by looking within - direct knowledge - culminating
in a state of enlightened liberation. This looking within and the
development of insight is only possible at the level of sensations.
'Total', 'complete', 'holistic' observation means knowing the entire
field of mind-matter, at the level of sensations with insight and
going beyond it. All false views and speculative thought are within
the field of sensations and these false philosophical ideas arise
due to the contact-sensation-craving phenomenon. 'Freedom from the
known' is going beyond all these impermanent, suffering and egoless
phenomenon-going beyond sensations - the journey from sensations to
sacred - the state beyond mind-matter. This is truth, this is freedom,
this is liberation.
samudayanca atthangamanca assadanca
-Digha Nikaya I. 36, Brahmajala Sutta
Having known as they really are, the arising and passing away of sensations, the enjoyment of them, the danger in them and the release from them, the Enlightened One, O monks, is fully liberated and freed from all attachment.