The World is constituted solely of Sense Perceptions, usually made from a supposed bodily locations [dreams, out-of-the-body OOBE experiences, etc. as exceptions]. There is no World apart from these Perceptions. So the World is not “external”. The “external” is merely a conceptual interpretation of the Sensations. The Senses are known only by & in Consciousness. So what is thought of as “external” is entirely in Consciousness, which is free from the Senses. The “external World” is a mere notion in Consciousness. Within that notion there appears the whole “external” World. That is one notion fragmented into the imagining of endless objects that assumed to exist. That one notion depends on the “I am the Body” belief. The World is a mere notion, an illusory appearance in one’s own Mind. Therefore, the notion is called Maya, Illusion. But Illusion is that which is not.
Since the World is unreal, it can produce no Bondage. Being unreal, the World does not really come to be. It is for this reason that Maya is said to be beginningless [not eternal – like it always was – but rather that it never started, never happened]. Reality does not bring forth the unreal. Being Non-Dual, Reality does not bring forth any other thing that is real either. Ever-existent Being, itSelf Unborn, never creates at all. Nor it the unreal ever “born” [ – but this time because it never comes to be], for the unreal does not exist. Being unreal, the World does not disappear for you (as individual) either, anymore than the Dream World disappears for the Dream character when one (like the real Self) awakens from both (Dream World & Dream character).
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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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