“That which is Bliss is, verily the Self. Bliss & the Self are not distinct & separate, but are one & identical, & that alone is Real.”
Who am I ?
Un-knowing one’s Mis-identification with the Body, allows Self-Knowledge of one’s True Nature to spontaneously shine as Blissful Self-Realization. Required Discriminatio ca benefit from Comparison & Contrast between attributes of the Body & the attributeless indications concerning the Self. While the Body is changeful, sporadic, limited, objective, dependent, indirectly known & transitory, the nature of the Self is immutable, continuous, unlimited, nonobjective, nondependent, directly known, eternal. Thus noting the nature of the Self, realize how the Self is not the Body. The Self is not the Body, nor in a Body, nor in possession of a Body.
The Self’s nature is forever Infinite & Formless. The Self is bodiless Being-Consciousness-Bliss. Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi would say that to be as you are is the purpose of spiritual practice. Abidance as you are, as forever un-modified Being, is Realization & Bliss. Self-Inquiry is the means of attaining the state of Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi, the natural, innate, & effortless State. Effort in spiritual practice, no effort in Realization, but not the other way around. The True Nature of Self ever bodiless & liberated from bondage & consequent suffering, abiding forever as infinite Wisdom & Bliss.
devote to Absolute = being / abide-as Absolute = no –Ego–I
Realization of the Absolute comes by dissolution of Ego – just a figment of Imagination. All beings seek profound Happiness. Those who seek it in the Absolute, find it.
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