REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 10
[The Teaching of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]
Since “all of our Illusions only prove the Reality & nothing more” [previous blog], & all is comprehended by that One, 1–without–a–2nd. That One, actually being all alone (kevalya), it is revealed that all of “creation” reveals no-creation (the Ajata Vata school of Advaita Vedanta). The entire Illusion only indicates Reality, because there is only the undifferentiated One, & you are that One. That One is pure Existence, your own Existence, which you have always known & which you always are. There is no one who is apart from this. Know the Pure Existence from the Existence, itself.
Could there have been Illusion ? For whom would the Illusion have been ? Yourself ? How can you think of yourself ? The entire purpose of spiritual practice, in all the forms that it takes and, most especially, in Self-Inquiry to know your Self, which is absorption in That, as That, Itself. This is to have the “vision” of Truth. It is to “see” Reality, which is seeing one’s own Self. One starts to realize this by first recognizing the Self’s freedom from thought. The Self is inconceivable. Distinguish clearly Existence from thought, be such a thought of the World, a thought of the Body, a thought of some attribute of the Body, a thought of some activity in the World, or a subtler or abstract thought.
Distinguish clearly what is merely a thought & what is Pure Existence, because the Existence is free from thought. If you are to know your Existence, you should disentangle the pseudo-connection between your Self, which is your Identity, & whatever is thought of. Whatever may be the thought, it is not you. In Truth, you have never thought of yourself, & you never will. You will know yourself, but you will never think of yourself. Every limitation, every kind of suffering, & every seed for suffering is a thought, & only a thought. A thought is just an idea. A thought is not reality. A thought is the stuff of which dreams are made. Such a thought is not the Truth. Such a thought is not Pure Existence, or in itself truly existent.
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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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