REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT63

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT63

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

Prana (LifeForce or Energy) can be said to enter & to exit the Body. One may regard the Prana as increasing & decreasing, or one may say the Prana remains the same & it is just that it is entering or exiting, or being particularized, or joining with the greater cosmic amount of Prana.  There are different ways of looking at this, but do “you” go in & out?  When the Body is alive & Prana seems to be animating it, are you in that Body ? If you find now that you are not in the Body, that there is clearly a distinction between the Body & you, & between the Prana & you, that very “you” is going to remain as it is after the Prana  no longer animates the Body. This Truth should become so totally your Identity that you are completely free. This is not theoretical. It is not even something meant to be only “believed” in, while you retain an experience that is otherwise.

The Seer of Truth is the Self, & the Self is Indivisible, Nonobjective, without exterior, undifferentiated, & 1withouta–2nd. Consciousness, Infinite & Undivided, sees none but Itself.  That which is not Consciousness does not see at all.  Lacking existence, that which is not Consciousness also lacks knowing.  As the Self, one does not see the World, & the World does not see oneself.  In Non-Duality, Pure Existence alone is Real. The World has never come to be, so it is said to be completely unreal. The World never was, is not, & never will be. The uncreated, unmodified, worldless Absolute alone exists. That alone exists, & That you are. The Real ever exists, & the unreal has never come to exists. The conclusion about this is known by the Knowers of Truth.

 [Ramana]

 When passing from Deep Dreamless Sleep to Waking the “I”thought [Individual self] must start & the Mind must come into play. Then thoughts arise & the functions of the Body come into operation. All these together make us say that we are awake.  The absence of all this is the characteristic of Deep Dreamless Sleep & therefore it is nearer to Pure Consciousness than the Waking State.   But one should not therefore desire to be always in Deep Dreamless Sleep.  In the first place it is impossible, for Deep Dreamless Sleep will necessarily alternate with the other 2 States.  Secondly it cannot be the State of Bliss in which the jnani is, for his state is permanent & not alternating. Moreover, the Deep Dreamless Sleep State is not recognised to be one of consciousness by people,  but the Sage is always aware. Thus the Deep Dreamless Sleep state differs from the state in which the Sage is established.

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There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT62

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT62

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

Further reflecting on Death (for the sake of spiritual motivation) if you are in the Body, there will be an out-of-the-body (OTB) experience shortly thereafter.  If you are not in the Body to begin with, in & out do not pertain to you. Where do you exist even now ?  Do you exist in the Body ?  Knowing for certain that you do not exist in the body, is there anywhere for you to “go” when the Body vanishes from your experience ?  The Illusion, or the Delusion, is to think that you are embodied & that, when the Body’s life expires, somehow the LifeEssence is snuffed out. Really, the Essence  is pure Consciousness, existing in & out of the Body, or beyond the “body-consideration” entirely. And it is the Body that appears & disappears, while the Essence, the pure Consciousness, always exists.

If the World appears, it & its knower are only the Self.  If there is no appearance, there is only the Self.  In the Knowledge of the un-changing, ever-same Reality, the Self alone exists. Thus, in Reality, there is no question of a World ever being created or ever appearing.  For whom would it appear ?  Since there is no 2nd self but only the One Self ever, the Self is the Seer of the World.  The World does not see the Self.  Existence is Consciousness, & the Self is That. There is no existence apart from Consciousness, the Self.  Realizing the Truth of the Self, one sees that there is no World.  It is not that the Seer of Truth does not see the world, as if this Knowledge were a sensory state, but rather the Seer of Truth sees “that there is no World.”

 [Ramana]

 Do you not admit that you exist in Deep Dreamless Sleep ?  And you are the same person that is now awake.  ls it not so ?  So there is a continuity in the Deep Dreamless Sleep & Waking States.  What is that continuity ?  It is only the state of Pure Existence.  There is a difference in the 2 States.  What is that difference ?  The incidents, namely: the Body, the World, & objects appear in the Waking State but they disappear in Deep Dreamless Sleep when there is no awareness of the Body or of the World.  But you must exist in Deep Dreamless Sleep in order to say, “I was not aware in my Deep Dreamless Sleep.” Who says so now ?  It is the wakeful person. The sleeper cannot say so. That is to say, the Individual who is now identifying the Self with the Body says that such awareness did not exist in Deep Dreamless Sleep. There is the continuity of Existence in all the 3 States, but no continuity of the Individual & the objects.

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There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT61

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT61

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

It is not too common for one to ponder one’s own death. One suppresses the thought of Death.  That orientation is again an intuition. It is true that: “I will be fine.” Unfortunately, the “I” is mixed up with some Form, such as the Body, & how fine the “I” really is this is not clearly discerned. Regardless of whether or not there are people who do not have a fear of Death, the Teaching of Self-Inquiry addresses those who recognize that they do have a fear of Death & wish to find the answer. The answer lies in the Realization of Pure Existence. So if we meet people who say, “Death means nothing to me,” do not worry them unnecessarily. For oneself though, if we notice our Mind’s agitation over the possibility of Death, we dive within & realize the Pure Existence, which has neither gain nor loss, neither beginning nor end. Know yourself to be That. Know That, which is misperceived as everyone, to be the only One.  Then, there can be no loss. There will not even be space for the idea that there could be loss.

 The One Self experiences itself everywhere always. The Self is just thought of as a “World” though there is really no such differentiated thing (as a separate World). Consciousness comprises the World, Space, Time, Matter, Motion, & Events, the Moments & the Eons, Things & People, the animate & the inanimate, the moving & the still, the large & the small, the living & the dead, the far & the near, the atoms & the galaxies, the root & the flower, the cause & the effect, & all else. The one Self is “all”. The one Self appears as all this Universe. The Universe appears in the Self.  The Self, being Formless & Infinite, does not appear in the World. The Self appears as the Universe, but really undergoes no modifications. It always remains as the perfectly full “Void” of Being.

 [Ramana]

 The Self is Pure Consciousness.  No one can ever be away from the Self.  The question is possible only if  there is Duality.  But there is no Duality in the state of Pure Consciousness.  The same person sleeps, dreams, & wakes up. The Waking State is considered to be full of beautiful & interesting things. The absence of such experience makes one say that the Deep Dreamless Sleep State is dull.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT60

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT60

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

Regarding the fear of Death, it can also be the case that the identification is, at that moment, in the mind, with something else more than with the health & welfare of one’s own particular body. An example might entail great care for a loved one, a child, or someone else.  Such a person may say, “I have no fear of dying, but if my son or daughter would ever get even close to death, it would be a great tragedy.” (Some religious fundamentalists actually turn away from God when, in “His mysterious ways”, He takes from them a close loved one.) This is another case of a person not examining his own experience. Such is due to lack of Self-Inquiry. A person may experience this same “fear” as a sense of “loss” & “suffering” as well as fright. Few ponder this even though they are surrounded by Death all the time.

Reality does not bring forth the unreal. Being Non-Dual, Reality also does not bring forth anything real because Reality does not bring forth anything.  Ever-Existence, itself Unborn, creates not at all.  The unreal is also not born, for the unreal does not exist. Being unreal, the unreal does not disappear, anymore than the Dream World disappears for the Dream character when one awakens from both.  The World appears in Consciousness alone. The World is known by the Knower. The World is known in the Knower.  The World has no existence apart from the Knower, which is Pure Consciousness. The World appears in Consciousness, by the power of Consciousness.  The World is composed of Consciousness, & is known or experienced by Consciousness. All of the World is just Consciousness. The World has not the least degree of any other existence. One Existence-Consciousness exists everywhere always.

[Ramana]

The Ultimate Truth is so simple & is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said.

Deep Dreamless Sleep, Dream, & Waking States are mere phenomena appearing on the Self which is itself stationary.  The Self is also a state of Pure Consciousness.  Can anyone remain away from the Self at any moment ?  This question can arise only if that were possible.

The question may as well be, “Am I nearer to myself in my sleep than in my waking state ?”

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT59

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT59

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

If we are very aware of the changes of Life & Death, & seek the answer, we arrive at a state in which we know the unmarred Perfection. For that Perfection, there is no flaw & nothing wrong ever. With the realization of that, Death loses its ability to make us suffer, which was not the purpose of Death anyway. Realizing the immortal Existence as one’s Self, there is not even room, not even space, for the thought of Death.

Two people could say that they do not have the fear of Death. For one, it might be because he never thinks about it & prefers not to do so. He does not want to deal with it. For the other, it may be because he has thoroughly known the Truth of the Absolute & has identified himself with that Absolute. Their words may be the same, & they may seem equally relaxed about Death, but their states would be very different.

 The World is constituted solely of Sense perceptions, usually from a supposed bodily location (or of some recording instrument, etc.).  There is no World apart from these.  So, the World is not “external”. The “external” is merely a conceptual interpretation of the Sensations. The Senses are known only by & in Consciousness.

 [Ramana]

 There is no one who does not say “I exist”.  The wrong knowledge of “I am the Body” is the cause of all the mischief.  This wrong knowledge must go. That is Realization.  Realization is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty.  It is only removal of all veiling.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT58

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT58

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

If the Body of someone you do not know dies, will you suffer over the loss or disappearance of that body ?  Not very much.  If the body of someone you know dies, will you suffer over the loss or disappearance of that body ?  More.  If your body dies, will you suffer ?  Suffering is actually needless in all 3 cases. Krishna’s instruction to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita commences with, “Neither for the living nor the dead do the wise grieve.”  Why not ?  What do the “wise” know ?  What is the Wisdom that makes them Wise & enables them to be free of suffering regarding any of the living & the dead ?  What the wise know about the nature of the Self, to the extent that they are absolutely convinced, is that there is no one lost at any time. If we go along thinking that things will remain more or less just the way they are, we are in a very precarious situation & we are deluded.  The balance of Life & Death is with us all of the time & so we should take the proper steps to realize the Truth, which is immortal & blissful.  If you keep this in mind, your spiritual practice will always be very intense. Consequently, you practice Self-Inquiry to know the Truth as if it were the very last thing you were going to do.

Deep Self-Inquiry into the True Nature of the Knower himself will result in an absence of a defined, separate experiencer & thus of the supposedly experienced World. This yields the revelation of the one Infinite Existence of the Self.  The meaning of “All is the Self” or “All is Brahman” is comprehended in this Non-Dual Knowledge without a trace of anything other.  To experience a World is to conceive it.  The World is not actually a Perception, but a Conception. To conceive, or experience, a World, one must first consider oneself as some kind of Body or as in the Body. One must consider the Body as existing, & the Body as being “somewhere”.

[Ramana]

That which really exists must also persist forever. That which appears anew will also be lost. Compare Deep Dreamless Sleep & Waking.  The Body appears in one State but not in the other. Therefore the Body will be lost.  Consciousness was pre-existent & will survive the Body.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT57

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT57

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

One may imagine loss of Existence or Happiness, yet one knows intrinsically that such is meant to be there, & that Happiness & Bliss are both the Natural & the Eternal State. That is where the natural Discrimination lies for someone spiritually oriented, even though one may not cognize this. No one wants to go out of Existence. Everyone rightly supposes that Existence is one’s Happiness. There is corresponding suffering whenever there is a reminder of the mortality, impermanence of what we are regarding as our existence, such as the Body, which is not True Existence itself that which remains unseen.

 The Self is not produced by anything of the World, shares none of the World’ s limited qualities, & is not an object within the World. The Self is neither a Body nor located in a Body. Entertaining & debating various concepts or opinions regarding the World can continue only so long as there is no clear Discernment of the One who perceives the World.  Once there is deeper Knowledge regarding the Self, the questions about the World’s nature no longer arise. The Realization of the Unborn is the Realization of No-Creation. In the absence of this Knowledge, there may arise confusion such as: “If it is unreal, why does it appear; if it is unreal, why does it not disappear ?”  The confusion is rooted in the delusive supposition that the mere Senses are the determination of Reality.  Then the Knower is conceived as a sensory being engaged in an experience that is of the same nature (sensory) as himself.

 [Ramana]

 The Body & body-consciousness arise together & sink together. All this amounts to saying that there are no such limitations in Deep Dreamless Sleep, whereas there are those limitations in the Waking State.  These limitations are the Bondage.  The feeling “I am the Body” is the error.  This false sense of “I” must go.  The real “I” is always there.  The real “I” is here & now. The real “I” never appears anew & disappears again.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

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