NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 110:
Ribhu Gita (Tamil) Ch 30:
(7) The part that is the Substratum, the Existence-Consciousness-Bliss, will stand as One & complete, perfectly full. It is in this that the illusory Name and Form will arise as just 2 limitations. Understanding by an Inquiry of meditative Discrimination, that the illusion is indeed the Substratum and being rid of misunderstandings by focusing on this, enjoy unsurpassed Bliss.
(10) The Body and all that is gross are of the nature of Brahman. Whatever is seen as an appearance is of the nature of Brahman. All objects that are divisible are of the nature of Brahman. The Supreme, the Individual, and the World are all of the nature of Brahman. Whatever is seen as something separate is Brahman. Immersed in the certitude of the one Absolute, enjoy unsurpassed Bliss.
(20) Ignorance, which is derided is of the nature of Brahman. Knowledge which shines is of the nature of Brahman. The Individual [jiva] that is. differentiated is of the nature of Brahman. The Lord is of the nature of Brahman. The Earth and stars are of the nature of Brahman. Whatever is seen as something separate is Brahman. Whatever is experienced by the Senses is of the nature of Brahman. By the intense conviction that 1 am that originless Supreme Brahman, be in Bliss.
[selections based on Master Nome’s Self-Knowledge]
Being is forever undefined but realized as “I.” The Formless is real and infinite. There are no forms within it and none beyond it. There cannot be two that are formless. There cannot be non-duality with forms viewed as forms, and there can be no duality in the Formless. Both the appearance and disappearance of a thing or a thought are forms. The Formless is neither. Where there is plurality, one sees only false appearance, where there is non-duality, one see clearly and truly. All forms arise from, appear in, and dissolve into the impartible, indivisible, formless Reality. No form can yield the Formless, forms can give rise only to other forms. The Absolute is formless and non-dual. There is nothing outside it and no “outside.” Nor is there anything within it. Do not mistake a definition for Existence itself. Neither dualism nor a concept of unity is the Non-dual Truth. Non-objective Being is neither a multiplicity, nor one-in-many, nor many-in-one. It is indivisible.
Being and Consciousness are one and the same. That which is real ever is, continuously. What is discontinuous is never real. Every form is dependent on something else to be experienced. Being, which is Consciousness is nondependent. What is dependent is unreal. What is self-existent is real. In relation to all things, Consciousness is the witness. Seen clearly as it is, Consciousness is formless, and there has never been an objective thing; there is neither knower nor anything known. Being can never change its nature. Being has no attributes. It is the Void, Brahman, forever free of definition. It is called the Self because it is your very Being, who you are. It is called Being because it always is, timelessly, and can never cease or be destroyed. It is called Consciousness because it is nonobjective and can never be a known or unknown object. It is called supreme love because it surpasses all emotion and is indivisible. It is called Bliss because it is full with exquisite perfection that can never be flawed or deficient. It is called God because it is nothing else. It is called eternal, for it is uncreated and imperishable. It is called the Absolute because its Existence is nondependent and it is not in relation to anything. What is this formless undefined Self in itself. Silence is most eloquent. That which is real does not depend on anything else to be or to be experienced. This is Being. Again and again examination of the dependent in this way will emphasize the self as the residual reality. Unchanging Being is the root of peace. Space-like Consciousness is the root of freedom. The Bliss of the Self is the root of joyful love. The Absolute is not a part of reality relative to other things.
[based on the Maharshi’s Teaching]
The Truth discovered by means of Vedanta is not something that can be demonstrated or proved objectively by one person to another. It can, however, be directly experienced as a clear knowledge in the innermost core of each person who scrupulously pursues the necessary process of Discernment until the True Nature of Being – which is the True Nature of Consciousness, & of Happiness – is revealed in the full clarity of pure unadulterated Self-Consciousness. Vedanta does involve doing anything. It is an art not of doing but of non-doing – an art of just being. The state of just being is one in which our Mind does not rise to do, think or know anything, yet it is a state of full consciousness – consciousness not of anything else but only of Being. The skill that is to be learnt in this art is not simply the skill to be – because we always are & therefore require no special skill or effort to be –, nor is it merely the skill to be without doing or thinking anything – because we are able to be so each day in Deep Dreamless Sleep. The skill to be cultivated is the skill to remain calmly & peacefully without doing or thinking anything, but nevertheless retaining a perfectly clear consciousness of Being – that is, consciousness of our own being or essential Existence. Only in this pristine state of clear non-dual Self-Conscious being, unclouded by the distracting agitation of thought & action, will the True Nature of Being become perfectly clear, obvious, self- evident & free from even the least scope for doubt or confusion. Our first & most direct experience of Being is that of our own Being or Existence.
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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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