NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 90:
Ribhu Gita (Tamil) Ch 35:
(2) When inquired into, all names and forms that appear as differences in Brahman, of the nature of the one undivided Essence, not different from the incorporeal Existence. the Self, are not different at all. Casting aside everything, with the blemishless certitude that all is the peaceful Brahman, and l am that changeless Brahman. Abide in your natural Self.
(3) The Intellect and other appearances have not the least existence. Apart from Brahman, which is Consciousness alone. the Mind and other appearances have not the least existence. Apart from Brahman, the perfectly full. Casting aside everything with the Non-Dual certitude that any kind of appearance is Brahman. and that the One perfect Fullness is myself, abide changelessly in the Self.
(4) There is nothing as darkness or light or something different, this or that, you or me, bewilderment or clear perception or illusion, mind or its ramifications, form or formlessness. Casting aside everything with the blessed certitude that all that exists is Brahman, and that I am, changelessly abide in the Self.
(5) There never is any such delusion as, “This is the Lord and this is the World which is his creation; I am an Individual here; I am born here; I am tied by Bondage; I am a Sufferer; I am the child, I am the adult, the mortal.” Casting aside everything, with the blemishless certitude that all that all that exists is the differenceless Brahman, and That I am, abide changelessly in the Self.
Some disciple of Ramana Maharshi quotes:
The Truth is that you yourself are Happiness ! Happiness is your true nature ! You are not this Body-form ! You are full & perfect Bliss itself !
Where there is Happiness, there is Love !
Until perfect Happiness is obtained, do not give up your efforts. Know the way to experience always & uninterruptedly that Happiness which is you, & which exists & shines within you as your Real Nature.
The efforts of worldly people lead only to a fleeting semblance of Happiness, whereas this effort of an aspirant — Self-Inquiry — paves the path to perfect, Eternal & unlimited Happiness.
The experience of Self-knowledge is the very pinnacle of Happiness.
Why has it been said that one ought to make effort repeatedly to be in that State (our Existence-Consciousness) & ought to abide in it with more & more Love ? Because, until all the tendencies which drive one out of it are completely exhausted, this state will seem to come & go. Hence the need for continued effort & Love to abide in the Self.
Based on the Teachings of a great Sage:
Imaginary Sensations form ideas. The solid World of the 5 Senses is created by us in the same way. We can separate from the objective side of human experience the Conscious Principle that informs it. The meaning of Sensory Perception & of Memory come into the issue at a later stage when we come to analyze the nature of Desire.
From all these considerations, it is evident that Materiality is an illusion created by the combination through Memory of Visual & Tactile Sensations, whether these are experienced as physical or mental, relative to actual & imaginary movements of the perceiver’s Body & Senses. The concept of Space & the Illusion of Materiality, the notion of a World, have a similar Origin.
A further illustration of the attribution of Life & Consciousness to others, is that of Cinema film. Out of the mechanical play of light on a Screen & the vacuous Sound-waves that fill the room during its projection, we create for ourselves, as in a Dream, a living World. Here we participate entirely, running up & down the whole vast gamut of thought & feeling. In the illusion that objects, themselves merely Notions, have an independent & simultaneous existence. This illusion, together with that of tri-dimensionality, gives rise to the notion of a Space in which material things are located & by which they are pervaded. In the interval separating these supposedly coexistent bodies, there is nothing that corresponds to the common notion of an object. This vacant interval [“space”], moreover, by comparison with the combined volume of all visible, tangible bodies, seems to be immeasurably great & wholly independent.
To this visually vacant “space”, plain men ascribe “absolute existence”. But we cannot think of an interval or a vacancy in the abstract, that is to say, we cannot think of Space without reference to tangible bodies, beginning always with our own. It follows that Space, far from its having an independent & absolute existence, coincides with the notion of Matter; & in particular, it coincides with the notion of our own incarnation.
Some more selected verses from the Ramana Maharshi disciple Master Nome:
To find Reality, find that which always is & which does not depend upon thought, The nature of Reality is that it is nondependent. It does not depend upon what you think. It does not depend upon the Senses. It does not depend upon anything changeful. Reality is non-dependent Existence.
You say that if you know it is unreal, you can still enjoy it. But I think that you will find that to be a bit of a trap. You are, in effect, saying that you are going to withdraw the sense of Reality from that thing, but that you are going to retain the superimposition of it upon Happiness. When you inquire, the sense of Happiness, the sense of Reality, & the sense of Identity all return to their Origin, the Source, which is the Self. The Self alone is Real. The Self alone is Happiness. The Self alone is the true “I”. The Self is Sat-ChitAnanda, Being-Consciousness-Bliss. If you think that this World is unreal, but that your Happiness is mixed up with this, you will be attempting to return the sense of Reality to the Truth, while leaving the sense of Happiness dangling in the false externalized outlook. Will anyone give up what he regards as his Happiness ? When, however, one sees that the Happiness is within, he becomes detached from all else. If one is attached, & not detached, he is going to suffer, is he not ? One thus binds himself. If you start with the concept that this is unreal, but it is your Happiness, you will feel the compulsion to explain how all this began or came into existence. Perhaps, you will conceive of all of it as God’s “Play”. In the course of time, you will find yourself becoming caught up in a new “Play” again. If one deludes oneself thus, he will be regarding it with ever-increasing amounts of Reality.
A wiser approach is the Knowledge that it is not real, it is not your Happiness, & it is not your Identity.
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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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