“Abidance in the Self”, which is pure, direct Self-Knowledge is never what we “think”. Thought is an evanescent appearance or apparent phenomenon (each lasting how long [in milli-seconds] ?) that is considered to be “unreal” in Advaita Vedanta (the Teaching of Non-Duality). Ultimate Self-Knowledge and the already certain knowledge of one’s own existence – these are other that thought, thought which only “appears” in Consciousness, without any real foothold there, any real inherent reality. “The already certain knowledge of one’s own existence” is currently evident. If suddenly aroused from Deep Dreamless Sleep, & immediately questioned: “do you exist ?”, all experience that instant affirmation, faster than thought: “yes, I definitely do exist.”
That same sense of identity, now firmly & undeniably evident as one’s existence, does also, in Liberation, Awakening, Enlightenment becomes established as just the Pure Existence with is Pure Consciousness & Bliss. This Existence is what we always are. It is eternally the same. Only imagination gives rise to a contrary concept. Those are the limited views of being something else, such as an “I,” an object, and the assumption that somehow the Existence is divided.
To truly know your self, to know the One Self, one’s very sense of identity, one’s very sense of existence, should “abide” as, or be absorbed in, that Pure Existence, which is Absolute. No longer “think” of yourself in any manner whatsoever. No longer imagine yourself to be limited by, or defined by, anything conceived in the Mind. You are the One Existence. Let there be no mistake about this ! Such must be firm conviction in Non-Dual Existence.
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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/