NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 115:
Ribhu Gita (Tamil) Ch 32:
(27) When inquired into, all the diverse differences of the World, the Individuals, and the Supreme, superimposed in their Multiplicity on the Supreme Brahman, the Truth, will be found lo be nothing apart from the Immaculate Brahman itself. Since it is only the Supreme Brahman, the Self of all, that ever changelessly exists, be of the steadfast bhava (conviction, attitude) that I indeed am the Supreme Brahman, which is permanent, and be rid of uncertainty.
(28) There is nothing as the created, the existent, & the destructible, Creator, Sustainer, Destroyer, Ignorance, the Individual, the Mind, Bondage, this picture of a World, the Lord, & Delusion, all that exists is only the Undivided Supreme Brahman. being again and again of the bhava (conviction, attitude) that I am That. Become yourself the Supreme.
[selections based on Master Nome’s Self-Knowledge]
The experience of Happiness should be comprehended in Wisdom so that one does not superimpose what is not actually the experience of Happiness upon actual Happiness. The joy felt anywhere, ever, is the shining of the Self, Yet, in Ignorance, such is accompanied by superimposition of inert, unreal Forms (particular, objective, circumstances) upon the experience of actual Happiness. When the experience of Happiness is accompanied by the Delusion of superimposition of Forms (particular, objective, circumstances), the experience of Happiness appears as if momentary, limited, & dependent. When the experience of Happiness is without such Delusion, the Self itself shines as vast, unlimited Bliss, which is self-existent.
Happiness is always a subjective experience in which the Ego diminishes along with its attendant notions. Thus, because it destroys the Ego & those notions by the revelation of their unreality, leaving the ultimate Subject unconcealed, Inquiry to know the Self yields the most profound Happiness. To set the experience of Happiness free of limitation, the Experiencer must be free of limitation, that is, free of mis-identification with Form. Then one abides in infinite, unending, intense Bliss, which is so intense that even the memory of Suffering & sorrow is erased.
[based on the Maharshi’s Teaching]
The Consciousness that knows thoughts & perceptions is our Mind, which rises & is active in Waking & Dream, but which subsides in Deep Dreamless Sleep. But this rising & subsiding consciousness is not our real consciousness. We are conscious not only of the two states of Waking & Dream, in which our Mind rises to experience thoughts & perceptions, but also of a 3rd state, Deep Dreamless Sleep, in which our Mind has subsided in a state devoid of thoughts & perceptions.
This fact that we are conscious of Deep Dreamless Sleep as a state distinct from Waking & Dream clearly indicates that we are the consciousness that underlies the rising & subsiding of the transient consciousness that we call “Mind”. The consciousness that enables us to affirm confidently, “I did exist in Deep Dreamless Sleep, but I was unconscious of anything”, is not our “rising consciousness” but our “being consciousness”. This “being consciousness”, which exists in all our three states, is our real consciousness, & is what is truly denoted when we say “I am”. Our Mind, the “rising consciousness” that appears in Waking & Dream & disappears in Deep Dreamless Sleep, is only a spurious form of consciousness, which on rising mistakes itself to be both our basic consciousness “I am” & this material Body. Thus, by analyzing our experience in our three states of Waking, Dream & Deep Dreamless Sleep, we can understand that though we now mistake our self to be a Body limited by time & space, we are in fact the consciousness that underlies the appearance of these three states, in only two of which the Sense of being a Body & the consequent limitations of Time & Space are experienced.
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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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