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.
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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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