If, in the Mind, we conceive of the idea: “The spiritual Path must start somewhere,” then start with your very Existence. Why attempt to start in the place that you really cannot start from at all ? We may say that we must perceive, or proceed, from where we are beginning, yet where is the beginning ? Could one even have an idea of a “beginning” existing, without Pure Existence to be the “ground” of that “beginning” to be “existing“.
When we comprehend the full significance of the very amazing Self-Inquiry that the Sri Ramana Maharshi has taught, we see that it is incredibly profound. The entire conception of Self-Inquiry, Meditation, or aspiring from some other location, from some other nature, & passing through the “barrier of thought” to get to the Self is only very partial. It is not a complete picture.
The results of Meditation upon, & absorption of, the discerning Knowledge regarding the nature of Happiness are the steadfast motivation to inquire so as to realize the Self, perception of the one motivation behind all kinds of searching through all kinds of experience There is also Detachment from worldly things & cessation of worldly desire, & steady access to the inner source of Happiness. The Self is, in truth, perfectly full of Bliss. The imperturbable Peace, the ineffable & complete Happiness, quite beyond any sensation or mode of Mind, pervaded by a silent Knowledge of eternal, uncreated Perfection is known as “Bliss,” Ananda. To realize this Bliss as it is, one should comprehend the nature of Happiness, examining it in 3 ways: Desire, Experience, & the Source. By knowledge of Desire one attains recognition of the basic “current” underlying all desires, all hopes, & seeking in all kinds of experience, be such physical, subtle (“astral”, “prana”, life–energy”), or mental. With this recognition, one uses that powerful “current” in an undiffused manner, to be absorbed in the Self. This recognition causes one to become one-pointed in the quest of the Self.
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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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