Every idea such as “this is” or “I exist” depends on the fact that anything at all does exist in the first place, on the fact of Existence itself. Mundane thinking assumes that Existence is divided into different “things” whereas Advaita Vedanta (the Teaching of Non-Duality) affirms that Existence is One, or even beyond “one”, that Non-Dual, 1–without–a–2nd. We could not even have the idea that “something is” if it were not for that Non-Dual Existence. This Pure Existence is itself the Absolute Reality, Brahman, Existence-Consciousness-Bliss (Sat–Chit–Ananda) & at the same time Atman, the Non-Dual Self. You are that Non-Dual Existence, no more, no less.
Much overlooked, because it is just too obvious, Existence itself is the sole Reality, Brahman. And for this reason, inwardly following the “trail” to one’s own sense that “I exist”, one’s own sense of “I”. Inwardly tracing this “I”, this sense that “I exist” to its non-objective or “trans–subjective” source or origin, such is called Self-Inquiry, Atma–vichara. From an occasional spiritual practice, this Self-Inquiry progresses to a continuous “state of mind”, or rather, direct, transcendent Knowledge beyond any imagined Mind.
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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/