NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 75:
Some Ramana Maharshi quotes:
Unless, by one means or another, Mind dies out & certitude from true Self-recognition comes, the knowledge which mere learning brings is like the horse’s horn unreal.
When Ego ends, then one becomes a devotee true; when Ego ends, one becomes a knower too; when Ego ends one becomes Being supreme. When Ego ends, Grace fills all Space.
Since every vice springs from the false pleasures of swerving from the Self, the plentitude of virtue is the perfect Peace of pure Awareness following the end of the Ego which is by such false pleasures fed.
When the Ego-life dissolves & dies in Silence, then one lives the Life Supreme of Pure Awareness. When the false Ego, dream-like, fades into its source, the true Self rises of its own accord.
Great Knowers recognize no other Bondage than the rising movements of the Mind & they find true release nowhere but in the total death, leaving no trace behind, of every movement of the Mind.
The false Dream ends when we wake up. Even so, the Ego dies when the Sun, the true I, rises. Ego’s destruction by strong Self-inquiry is what is known as Self-attainment.
Only for those free from all sense of Doership the bliss of tranquil peace shines pure within. For the Ego proud is the sole evil seed whence spring all known calamities.
Whether one is or one is not engaged in work, one gains the state of non-action only when the Ego with its proud delusion “I am the doer” has died & disappeared.
The bright Awareness, our true Being, is the sole Truth the Heart should cherish. The triads we perceive should be despised & driven away as dreams created by the treacherous mind.
Beside the Self nothing in truth exists. But then the deep Delusion that the Body is oneself makes one let go the solid, non-dual Bliss of Immortality & fall into Birth & Death.
Based on the Teachings of a great Sage:
Deep Dreamless Sleep may best be defined as that state in which the seeming duality of subject & object has disappeared. Its negative characteristic is the absence of mental activity, a term that includes thinking, feeling, & Sensory Perception. From its own standpoint, however, Dreamless sleep must be positive, for we cannot experience mere negation: & then the absence of mental activity is not its true characteristic. It follows that when we talk of Deep Dreamless Sleep, of the absence of mental activity, & say upon Waking that we slept soundly & knew nothing, we are viewing it solely from the standpoint of duality, by comparison with which sleep is a state of not-knowing.
It follows, moreover, that none of the positive terms that apply to our Waking & Dreaming experience can be applied literally to our experience of Deep Dreamless Sleep. There are, nevertheless, three positive aspects of Deep Dreamless Sleep, the knowledge of which will enable us to recognize its true nature.
The first relevant aspect of Deep Dreamless Sleep appears plainly from the fact that we do not cease to exist when asleep, though all objective, individual experience has vanished. It must be this: profound Deep Dreamless Sleep, in itself, is the state of Unconditioned Being. In Dreamless sleep there remains a principle transcending qualities or accidents, these pertaining to objectivity.
The second relevant aspect of Deep Dreamless Sleep follows from the fact that on Waking we are conscious of having slept soundly, though absence as such can never be experienced. It must be this: profound Deep Dreamless Sleep, in itself, is the state of Non-Duality. The principle of Consciousness remains. If I place a pen in the palm of my hand & ask someone to tell me what he sees, he will answer that he sees a pen. Suppose now that I put the pen down & again ask him what he sees. In 9 cases out of 10, he will answer, “Nothing”, when in fact he sees the palm of my hand. So is it with Deep Dreamless Sleep.
One seems to assume the duality of a conscious subject & its object. The third relevant aspect of Deep Dreamless Sleep is proven by the confidence with which we look forward to the enjoyment associated with sound Deep Dreamless Sleep; & also by the feeling of an actual deprivation when we suffer from insomnia. It must be this: profound Deep Dreamless Sleep, from its own standpoint, is the state of Self-contentment. When desire & the objects of desire have vanished with the cessation of mental activity, what remains is the positive import of desirelessness.
Some more selected verses from the Ramana Maharshi disciple Master Nome:
Immortality is complete Happiness, for the essence of both is the same, & only that which is unending is complete. The transitory is not complete, & that which is Suffering is not Eternal. The Realization of the Self is blissful Immortality. It is Abidance in & as That which has no beginning or end. The desire for Happiness & Immortality are the same. They come from the same intuition of Truth of the Self. Only Abidance as the Self, which is the Reality, fulfills both.
The Self is That which has no beginning or end & is That which is Real or truly existent. The Self is changeless. Whatever has a beginning or a change & an end is unreal. The “being unreal” may be understood as being utterly non-existent, or as the Existent entirely mis-perceived. To experience blissful Immortality, one must realize the Existence of the Self as it really is; one must abide as the beginningless & endless, as the changeless. The Knowledge of the Self is the Knowledge of the Eternal, the unchanging, & the completely blissful. It is the Knowledge of Reality. This is the only true Perception. To see anything else is to see the non-existent. That is Ignorance. Ignorance is composed of assumptions & superimpositions. It is the non-perception of Reality & the mis-perception of Reality. That displays itself as the non-seeing of Real, Non-Dual Being & the hallucination of Duality or Multiplicity. The knowing of anything, be it gross (physical) or subtle (mental, etc.), without the Knowledge of the Self, is simply diversified Ignorance, or diversified Illusion. In the Knowledge of Reality of the Self, there remains neither Multiplicity nor Duality, nor anything else.
One Formless Existence is with no differentiation whatsoever. One Formless Existence appears as if it were all this multiplicity. All the multiplicity is only the one Formless Existence imagined as such.
To realize the Truth, for the Truth to be Self-revealed, one should abandon Ignorance, multiplicity, the transitory, & the illusion of form, & abide as the Formless, which is Real, Non-Dual, & ever-existent. This Abidance is Knowledge. The destruction of Illusion means the destruction of Ignorance regarding the Self, or the destruction of mis-identification. Such is the destruction of Suffering & the end of Death. This is blissful Immortality. It is simply the vanquishing of Ignorance. By the Truth being revealed within, mis-identifications, or superimpositions are destroyed. By the destruction of mis-identifications, or superimpositions, Truth is revealed within.
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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
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