REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 1
[The Teaching of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]
Self-Realization is said by the Wise, the Sages, to be not–difficult because you, yourself, are the One & solely existing Self, Atman. What is needed is that we abandon Imagination. Imagination creates Ignorance, the deluded concepts that make for a classic but unfortunate cross-Superimposition. That is when we superimpose limitation upon the limited Absolute Reality; we superimpose limitation upon the limited Absolute Reality; we superimpose objective appearance & other objective qualities on a Reality that is non–objective, or “trans–subjective” (in the sense of what “subjective” would be if there were no real objects to complete the subject–object duality). We superimpose a Body–concept on bodiless Spirit; we superimpose Death, & before that Birth on the Unborn & Eternal; we superimpose a Mind on that pure Consciousness which beyond Thought. We superimpose an Ego, a false assumption of an individual “I” upon Brahman, Atman which the sole Non-Dual Existence, the all & only that exists. There thusly exists vastly far too much to be claimed by an individual, and far too “few” to count even the small “one”. Hence Non-Dual does not mean “one”, but rather “fewer” than that. If all that Imagination ceases, Ultimate Truth reveals itself, by itself.
Dimensionless Reality & its dimensionless Realization stand outside of unreal Space (& thus any Universe imagined to be contained therein) & they likewise outside of Time
(& so Realization doesn’t “happen” at any time, or to “anybody”). And so there can be no Body involved & certainly no Sense experience. Sense organs require a real “Body”, whereas Sense experience is but a form if thought. But the pure Consciousness that is Reality transcends thoughts & the imagined “container” thereof called “Mind”.
We cannot expect to comprehend with the Mind what the Self is. Needless to say then, Reality likewise transcends all mental modes & conditions, moods, feelings & the so-called “states” of Mind, referred to as Waking, Dream, Deep Dreamless Sleep, & meditative states like ecstatic Samadhi.
That Ultimate Truth which “reveals itself, by itself” also self–luminously reveals itself to itself as direct Self-Knowledge without any subject–object duality or intermediary transmission of knowing, perceiving, enlightening, etc. There is no “other” to know the Reality. Differentiation as in the triad of Knower–Knowing–Known & any other Differentiation of any kind is again, merely Imagination, just constructed of thought only, momentary wisps of nothingness appearing as if in that One Consciousness.
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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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