NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 120:
Ribhu Gita (Tamil) Ch 33:
(13) Whatever is seen as an Illusion on the Self is nothing in the least apart from the Self, but only the stainless Substratum, the Self. There is nothing here to equal the Knowledge of the undivided Self, which realizes that I, the undivided, complete, perfectly full Self, am indeed Brahman, indicated by the “That“. The only equal of that Knowledge of the self is that Knowledge itself.
(17) If because of the wondering of the fickle Mind, the experience of the undivided Self does not directly result, one should meditate on the Self being all, until all the distortions of the Mind are overcome. If the ever moving mind meanders, making a mockery of meditation, one should recite the words of this text on the topic if the motionless, undivided Self.
[selections based on Master Nome’s Self-Knowledge]
The desire for Happiness comes from deep within. It is an intuition that Bliss is one’s natural state. Bliss includes Pease with no disturbance, Freedom with no Bondage, & Perfection, with nothing incomplete. The Source of desire does derive from external phenomena of any kind. That Source of desire does not derive from objects, circumstances, other beings, & such. There is, therefore, nothing external that is alluring. Desire, itself, is not a bodily sensation. Desire does not consist of particular thoughts, though particular thoughts constituting images in the Mind may appear & be those by which the desire manifests (image of delicious food, sex object, etc). The desire itself is simply the urge from within to be in the natural state of limitless Bliss.
The intensity of desire is continually surging forth. That surging cannot be subdued, & the attempt to do so would merely be an unsuccessful attempt to indirectly fulfill the desire (by squashing it). Desire cannot be fulfilled by Self-Realization, which is Abidance as Bliss itself. Bliss is of the very nature of the Self, & the Self is truly without any desire.
(1) When the Self is not known &,
(2) by delusion, the first Suffering becomes possible, & when,
(3) with the appearance of the false Individual “I”,
(4) the Natural State seems lost, then
(5) that very Bliss of the Self manifests as the intuition of one’s natural, true state, &
(6) this appears as the desire for Happiness.
[based on the Maharshi’s Teaching]
Even though we have once learnt about the spiritual Truth – the Truth that we are not the limited Body but are only the unlimited Spirit or Consciousness – the impression made by that Truth will quickly fade if we do not repeatedly study books that remind us of it, & frequently reflect upon it in our Mind. However mere reading & thinking about the Truth will be of little benefit to us if we do not also repeatedly attempt to put it into practice by turning our attention back to our mere Consciousness of Being, I am”, whenever we notice that it has slipped away to think of other things. To stress the paramount importance of such practice, Sri Sankara declared that the benefit of manana is a hundred times greater than that of srava.a, & the benefit of nididhyasana is a hundred thousand times greater than that of manana. For some very rare souls, repeated shravana, manana, & nididhyasana is not necessary, because as soon as they first hear the Truth, they at once grasp its meaning & importance, turn their attention Self-wards, & thereby immediately experience true Self-knowledge. But the majority of us do not have the spiritual maturity to be able to experience the Truth as soon as we hear it, because we are too strongly attached to our existence as an individual person, & to all that is associated with our life as a person.
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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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