REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 19

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 19

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]

The core of our Existence is free of thought, or devoid of thought. We cannot get away from our Pure Existence. So, we can start Self-Inquiry with our Existence. Where we start is where we end. For that Pure Existence, there cannot be a barrier of consisting thought, obstructing That which is without thought, or devoid of thought, That being our very Existence. That is already free from thought. Our Existence is already untouched & untainted by any idea. This is our very Existence & just “an” existence.

By the knowledge of experience, one attains liberation of the experience of Happiness from the Delusion of limitation of it by form & the ability to experience Bliss directly without delay. One must merge with That which is Bliss itself, free of Duality, for if the experience of Happiness is to be full it must endure.  And if it is to endure, one must become one with that Happiness.  By knowledge of the source of Happiness, one becomes & remains completely detached. Detachment is itself, Freedom & Bliss. By such knowledge, one is liberated from the external, the inconsequential, & the unreal. And one comprehends the reason for Self-Inquiry to know the Self. The Desire for Happiness comes from deep within.  It is an intuition that Bliss is one’s Natural State. This Bliss Includes Peace with no disturbance, Freedom with no Bondage, & Perfection with nothing incomplete.

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 18

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 18

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]

If, in the Mind, we conceive of the idea: “The spiritual Path must start somewhere,” then  start with your very Existence.  Why attempt to start in the place that you really cannot start from at all ?  We may say that we must perceive, or proceed, from where we are beginning, yet where is the beginning ?  Could one even have an idea of a “beginning” existing, without Pure Existence to be the “ground” of that “beginning” to be “existing“.

When we comprehend the full significance of the very amazing Self-Inquiry that the Sri Ramana Maharshi has taught, we see that it is incredibly profound. The entire conception of Self-Inquiry, Meditation, or aspiring from some other location, from some other nature, & passing through the “barrier of thought” to get to the Self is only very partial. It is not a complete picture.

The results of Meditation upon, & absorption of, the discerning Knowledge regarding the nature of Happiness are the steadfast motivation to inquire so as to realize the Self, perception of the one motivation behind all kinds of searching through all kinds of experience  There is also Detachment from worldly things & cessation of worldly desire, & steady access to the inner source of Happiness. The Self is, in truth, perfectly full of Bliss. The imperturbable Peace, the ineffable & complete Happiness, quite beyond any sensation or mode of Mind, pervaded by a silent Knowledge of eternal, uncreated Perfection is known as “Bliss,” Ananda.  To realize this Bliss as it is, one should comprehend the nature of Happiness, examining it in 3 ways: Desire, Experience, & the Source. By knowledge of Desire one attains recognition of the basic “current” underlying all desires, all hopes, &  seeking in all kinds of experience, be such physical, subtle (“astral”, “prana”, lifeenergy”), or mental.  With this recognition, one uses that powerful “current” in an undiffused manner, to be absorbed in the Self. This recognition causes one to become one-pointed in the quest of the Self.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 17

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 17

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]

The Self never changes its True Nature. Therefore, the ideas condition themselves & never the Pure Existence upon which they depend.  It is impossible to ever get to the Self, since the Self is always present.  If we feel that we are trying to reach the Self.  The Endeavor is noble, but it is accomplished by realizing that the one who is supposed to reach the Self, is himself the Self that he is trying to reach.

The essence of the spiritual Means is the End itself.  The End appears in spiritual practice as the Means (the Self & Self-Inquiry merge into one).  By clear Discernment, one knows oneself truly. Thus one knows Reality as It is. Discerning Knowledge shows the clear, direct Path.  Discernment shows what Self-Realization is.  Discerning Knowledge is what composes, constitutes the spiritual Path.  In its True Nature, the Knowledge is directly experienced without any intermediary. That is the Knowledge of Consciousness itself. Any spiritual advance is in essence always one of Knowledge.  Knowledge is the essential spiritual experience.

Knowledge is not physical or mental in character.  Knowledge is not a sensation, a word, or an idea.  The basis of Knowledge is Pure Existence itself.  The attainment of Knowledge endure as Pure Existence endures, for Knowledge is not dependent upon anything of a temporary or transitory character.  Knowledge is the Formless Path to the Formless.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 16

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 16

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]

For Self-Realization, all that is required is the abandonment of the Imagination.  If something seems to arise, the simple instruction is to deeply inquire into the nature of the one for whom there is this arising.  Self-Inquiry dissipates his  apparent (Ego) reality, as dawn dissipates the dark of night. There is no connection at all between thought & Pure Existence.  For that Pure Existence, thought does not have any independent existence. Absorption in the core of one’s Self, the Heart, is the Silence in which all questions, all doubts, & all thoughts are dissolved.

Misidentification seems to condition the experience of the Self. But the inquiry is : “Whose experience ?”  Does it condition the Self’s experience of Itself ?  Since it does not, it would have to condition someone else’s experience of the Self, & who would that someone else be ?  An unreal person entangles himself in an unreal Mind, which projects an unreal World, which then conceives of all kinds of conditioning.  For purposes of spiritual instruction, it is said that the Misidentification conditions the experience of the Self, or conditions the Self.  But the Self is actually forever unconditioned.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 15

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 15

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]

Knowledge reveals the real abiding place of Happiness. Those who have cognized the presence of Suffering in Life & are desirous of removing it permanently search for an answer in Knowledge. They do not expect Happiness to be found in any worldly manner, such as in sensory things or in the moods & emotions of a wavering Mind.

Spiritual aspirants, who desire to be free of desire, are not content with mere accidental respites from the Suffering caused by Ignorance.  They are in search of spiritual Bliss & Peace & are desirous of understanding how it is that Happiness shines forth at times. They yearn to have it abide knowingly & permanently & they understand that the way to accomplish this permanent remaining in Happiness is by Knowledge.

They understand that the way is not by any other means.  They then should determine with certainty the source of Happiness.  Ascertaining the unitary motivation in life, one becomes free of the idea of multiple motives taking one in multiple directions.

Accomplishing this, one concentrates the searching of one’s mind in the direction that is truly “within”. This prompts a yearning for Self-Knowledge & provides the motivation for the Self-Inquiry into the Self. The determination about Happiness is an inquiry into Bliss that leads one into an inquiry into Existence-Consciousness, because Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the nature of the one Reality, the one Self.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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www.jpstiga.com/

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http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 14

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 14

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]

The question in Self-Inquiry can be:  “For whom is the thought ?”  Everything that appears to exist is utterly dependent on this Existence, which is Absolute, but this Absolute Existence is devoid of any such modification as change, Duality, & thought.  If something seems to rise, it is based upon some kind of differentiation from that Absolute Existence.  This split styles itself as “I”, even without the word, “I”.  It is the notion, the mere supposition, that there is an “I”. Whether one has many thoughts or very few thoughts, we need to find his identity.  If we find his identity, he ceases to exist as such, & all that remains is the Absolute Existence in which nothing ever happened.

Ignorance is the lack of Discrimination, the lack of Discernment regarding what is real or not teal. But Discernment in Knowledge, or Discrimination is the perception of what is real & actually the Self.  Discrimination is essential for the destruction of Ignorance & the inner revelation of Knowledge.  The Knowledge itself is transcendent of concepts & thoughts.  Discrimination means using Knowledge to Self-Realize that Knowledge.

Self-Inquiry is always the inward, nonobjective (transsubjective) examination of the Subject.  Thereby, the Seer & the Seen are known to be only that Pure Existence they & have no different existence whatsoever.  Such Realization ultimately rewards the spiritual practitioner with Happiness.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 13

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 13

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]

When we notice a runaway excursion into thought, we must inquire: “Who is the one who is observing the thoughts ?”  We need to examine identity of that observer. We place emphasis not so much on whether there are few or many thoughts, but on the identity of the one who could say, or think, “This thought exists” & who becomes caught up in the idea of that thought. Inquire into his identity.  If his identity is not inquired into, there may be few or many thoughts, but the same Duality prevails.

For Pure Existence, which is Absolute, there can be no thought, or question of a thought, at any time.  There can never be such or any other kind of change in its True Nature.  Pure Existence cannot be modified into something else, & it does not have a changeful experience.  Pure Existence is just as it is forever, for it is Absolute. If something appears to happen, such as a thought, the question is: “For whom does it happen ?”  “What is his identity ?” It is not of great significance whether thought happens occasionally or frequently, or if thought is a sparse occurrence or a very cluttered mental occurrence.  “For whom does it happen ?”  “What is his nature “?  “Who is thinking ?”  The “I” who is the answer to such inquires is found to be unreal, absent.  “Behind” all that, the Absolute Existence is void of thought. For Existence, there is not a question of thought or of anything else.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/