REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT47

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT47

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

Seek your Peace in That  which can conquer everything in Time & everything that is transient.  Finding That  within yourself, centered in yourself, remain as the Timeless, the Eternal, the Deathless, without the least doubt & without the least wavering. In this, Life’s purpose is fulfilled.  Before the Body exhausts its allotted time, the Ego I”notion should die.  That is the only Death necessary.

In Self-Inquiry, note that each Sense takes a turn being predominant & then fades due to a change of the sense organ, the mental attention, & similar factors. The Senses appear only in the Waking State. With each state of mind, they change. Upon the death of the body, which is not the Self, the senses are lost entirely. Rarely are all the 5 senses active, or experienced, simultaneously, but Existence is always wholly present. The senses are just a momentary function. The Self is steady, self-existent Reality, permanent, and not a function of some other thing. It is Being and not a doing or activity. The Self is not determined by any conditions and is itself without any conditions whatsoever.

[Ramana]

In questioning why should the 3 States (Waking, Dream, Deep Dreamless Sleep) seem to come & go on the Real State or the screen of the Self, ask instead: “Who puts this question ?”

Does the Self say these States come & go ?  It is the Seer who says these come & go.  The Seer & the Seen together constitute the Mind (subject & object).  See if there is such a thing as the Mind. Then the Mind merges in the Self & there is neither the Seer nor the Seen. So the real answer to the question is: “The 3 States (Waking, Dream, Deep Dreamless Sleep) neither come nor go.”

The Self alone remains as it ever is. The 3 States owe their existence to non-inquiry & Self-Inquiry puts an end to them. However much one may explain, the fact will not become clear until one attains Self-Realization & wonders how one was blind to the self-evident & only Existence so long.

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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/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT46

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT46

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

As regards the fear of Death, the very notion of going out of existence is absurd for you who are the Self’s own Existence. This must be realized experientially, vividly, by a profound Self-Inquiry into your own True Nature to see what you actually are. What are you in your own Existence ?  The Self, your own Existence as it truly, naturally is, is what was proclaimed in ancient times, & now also, as the “Immortal”.  Can the Immortal fear mortality ?  Can that which is Knowledge itself entertain Ignorance ?  Where will there be the space for Ignorance in Knowledge ?  Where will there be space for the thought of death in your Immortal Existence ?

 The Self is changeless, continuous, permanent Pure Existence. The Senses are changeful, discontinuous, & impermanent. The Senses are lost, dulled, or altered in Death, old age, & illness. The Senses change during the lifetime, from infancy until the end of the Body. The Senses are changing all the time, alternately transforming into dull & acute states. ( subject as they are to the 3 guna-s  the qualities of tamas, inertia; rajas, agitation; & sattva tending toward the light of Knowledge.

 [Ramana]

 There is no essential difference between Dream & the Waking State except that the Dream is short & the Waking long.  Both are the result of the Mind.  Because the Waking State is long, we imagine that it is our “real” state.  But our Real State is turiya or the 4th  State which is always as it is & knows nothing of the 3 States of Waking, Dream, or Deep Dreamless Sleep. Because we name these 3 “states” we name the 4th  State also turiya.  But is it not a state avastha, but simply the Real & Natural State of the Self.  When this is realized, we know it is not a turiya or 4th  State, for a 4th  State is only relative.  So at times the term used is turiyatita (beyond the 4th ), the Transcendent State.

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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/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT45

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT45

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

After the dissolution of the Ego“I”notion, after the utter relinquishment of the assumption of existing as an individual entity, in them there is no space for the thought of death.  If one seems to be an Individual, there is plenty of room for fear, unhappiness, suffering, & “bondage”.  With the demise, or utter dissolution, of the Individual, there is just this space-like, pure Consciousness. Consciousness is space-like in its formlessness, yet it is packed full with the perfection of its own Existence.  There is not a gap, not even a particle-sized space, for anything else to be.

Freedom from misidentification with the Senses is Knowledge. Knowledge is Liberation, & since one seeks to know Reality & not create it, for it always exists.  Therefore one should discern clearly the Self, its innate freedom from the Senses, & its freedom from all the limitations of the Senses. The Self is singular and indivisible Existence. The senses are multiple and divided. The senses themselves are objective, the known, just as the sense objects are. The Self is nonobjective, ever the knower, of the nature of Existence-Consciousness. So, how can the senses be considered to be the Self ?

[Ramana]

There is truly only 1 State, that of consciousness or Existence.  The 3 States of Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep be real. They simply come & go. The Real will always exist.  The “I” or Existence that alone persists in all the 3 States is Real. The other 3 States are not real & so it is not possible to say they have such & such a degree of reality.

Existence or Consciousness is the only Reality. Consciousness plus waking, we call Waking. Consciousness plus sleep, we call Deep Dreamless Sleep.  Consciousness plus dream, we call Dream. Consciousness is the screen on which all the pictures come & go. The screen is real, the pictures are mere shadows on it.  Because by long habit we have been regarding these 3 States as real, we call the State of Pure Consciousness the 4th (turiya). There is however not really a 4th State, but only 1 State.

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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/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT44

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT44

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

Pure Existence, which is the Self, cannot have the fear of going out of existence. The one who has or generates the fear of going out of existence is that very one who is seemingly a mortal Individual.  If he seeks his source & his “refuge” in the Immortal One, which is his real Existence, his Individuality vanishes, & so does the fear of Death, which is his fear of a loss of Existence or the fear of a loss of Happiness.

One’s freedom from the Senses must be firm & natural for there to be Realization. This necessitates the Knowledge of the Self’s transcendence of the Senses. The Self is Infinite Consciousness, unchanging Existence, perfectly full Bliss. Vast & Space-like, Formless & unconditioned, is the Self.  Of immense, silent Peace, ever-shining & motionless, is the Self.  Within the Self., seemingly but without actually occurring, there is imagined the realm of objective experience, manifesting as the World perceived by the 5 Senses. There appear to be 5 kinds of Senses with their corresponding kinds of Sense objects. Within the realms of the Senses, a great variety of sensations & an apparently uncountable number of Sense objects arise. These are the Sense experiences of living beings, which are differentiated from one another by means of Mis-identification with the Body. Like the surface ripples & foam on the waves in the ocean of Consciousness, like clouds in the sky of pure Existence, are the Senses. The Self is Existence-Consciousness. To confound the Self with any or all of the Senses, in any way, is Ignorance.

[Ramana]

A person can be in this World merely as a Witness.  An analogy is given about the Light that is kept on the Stage of a Theatre.  When a drama is being played, the Light is there, which illuminates, without any distinction, all the actors, whether they be kings or servants or dancers, & also all the audience. That light will be there before the drama begins, during the performance, & also after the performance is over. Similarly, the Light within, that is the Self, gives Light to the Ego, the Intellect, Memory, & the Mind without itself being subject to processes of growth & decay. Although during Deep Dreamless Sleep & other States there is no feeling of the Ego that Self remains attributeless, & continues to shine of itself.

Actually, the idea of the Self being the Witness is only in the Mind.  Such is not the Absolute Truth of the Self.  Witnessing is relative to objects witnessed.  Both the Witness & his object are mental creations.

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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/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT43

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT43

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

You also become deathless by losing that which is perishing. For one who adheres to the Absolute, what dies first, even before the Body dies is the Ego“I”thought, which is the Ego-notion.  To attain that perishing is a wonderful attainment.  It is not fearful, but it is the destruction of all fear. Ego-loss is always blissful. T here is no such thing as fearful Ego-loss. There is fearful Ego-clinging. Where there is Ego clinging, there is fear; where there is the Ego, there is Duality. The Upanishad scripture says, “Where there is a 2nd, there is fear.”  A “2nd” refers to someone other than the Absolute.  A “2nd” refers to the Zego, & a “2nd” refers to Duality, which is dependent entirely on the Ego. If the Ego & Duality are present, there will be fear. If the Ego subsides, fearlessness is one’s Natural State.

By such Self-Inquiry, the Knowledge that the Self is innately transcendent of the Senses & not bound by the Senses in any manner shines. Those who would know the Self by Knowledge cease to regard the Senses as the measure of Reality & of the Self. This non-sensory Knowledge reveals the Self’s freedom from the Senses & sets one free of the limitations of the Senses. Those who know that there is neither permanence of the Senses nor Happiness via them.

[Ramana]

Apparent reality is like a Cinema.  The screen is always there but several types of pictures appear on the screen & then disappear.  Nothing “sticks” to the screen, it remains a screen.  Similarly, you remain your own Self in all the 3 States (Waking, Dream, Deep Dreamless Sleep).  If you know that, the 3 States will not trouble you, just as the pictures which appear on the screen do not “stick” to it.  On the screen, you sometimes see a huge “ocean” with endless waves. That disappears.

Another time, you see fire spreading all around.  That too disappears. The screen is there on both occasions.  The screen did not get wet with the “water” nor did it get burned by the “fire”.  Nothing affected the screen.  In the same way, the things that happen during the Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep do not affect you at all.  You remain your own Self.  Although people have all 3 States (Waking, Dream, Deep Dreamless Sleep), these do not affect them.  All these states come & go. The Self is not bothered, it has only 1 State.

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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/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT42

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT42

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

Supposed Self-Inquiry that is the looking for a “what” is spiritually useless. Actual Self-Inquiry is looking for “Who ?” is looking.  The first one leaves the Ego“I” solidly intact. That is the Illusion, but it is being left solidly intact. In the other, the “I” must be the first to die. It is totally different. Instead of “accumulating” something, in terms of more objective knowledge, you are eliminating the very core of objective knowledge, of Illusion.  There is dissolution of the very “knower” who would be involved in the accumulating.

 Those who would know the Self by Knowledge cease to regard the Senses as the measure of Reality & of the Self. This non-sensory Knowledge reveals the Self’s freedom from the Senses & sets one free of the limitations of the Senses. Those who know that there is neither permanence of the Senses nor Happiness via them, who do not equate pleasure with Happiness or pain with Sorrow, but recognize that Happiness & Sorrow are determined by Knowledge of the Self & Ignorance respectively. They desire to experience the spiritual Truth beyond the Senses, take recourse to Self-Inquiry to know the Self.  By such Self-Inquiry the Knowledge that the Self is innately transcendent of the Senses & not bound by the Senses in any manner shines.

[Ramana]

Liberation is our very nature. We are That.  The very fact that we wish for Liberation shows that Freedom from all Bondage is our Real Nature.  Liberation is not to be freshly acquired.  All that is necessary is to get rid of the false notion that we are bound.  When we achieve that, there will be no desire or thought of any sort.

In saying, “I had a Dream; I was in Deep Dreamless Sleep; I am awake,” you must admit that you were there in all those 3 States.  That makes it clear that you were there all the time. If you remain as you are now, you are in the Wakeful State.  This State becomes hidden in the Dream State.  The Dream State disappears when you are in Deep Dreamless Sleep.  You were there then, you are there now, & you are there at all times. The 3 States come & go, but you are always there.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT41

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT41

To make Self-Inquiry most effective, assume that I you not know an answer to: “Who am I ?” But you know that you exist; you cannot not know that.  Bur assume that you just really do not know the answer to: “Who am I ?” & really try to find out.  That way you then rely on experiential knowledge rather than an image or an idea. The idea of “existence” is far removed from actual Pure Existence. That it is so far removed, not even close, is generally true of everything of a spiritual nature. The idea of Bliss is not the experience of Bliss, & the experience of Bliss does not resemble any idea about Bliss. Likewise, the idea of Consciousness has nothing to do with Consciousness.

The Self ever is as it is, with no modifications. What the Self is, the Self is always. The Body, with its transience & changing nature, is not an attribute of the Self. The Self does not possess a Body. Otherwise, the Self would always have that body, which is not so. Possession of a body is not in the nature of the Self, & the Self, being Reality, never changes its True Nature. The Self does not have a Body, as possession implies division, or the Duality of the possessor & the possessed & posits their relationship. Pure Existence is Non-Dual & Indivisible. Pure Existence is Absolute & Infinite. Pure Existence is not in relation to anything. There is not anything to which Existence could have a relationship, as a finite object might.  The Self does not have a Body, as an attribute can only be for a “thing” & Pure Existence is not a thing.

[Ramana]

It is false to speak of Realization.  What is there to realize ?  The Real is as it is always.  We are not creating anything new or achieving something which we did not have before.

If we dig a well & create a huge pit, the Space in the pit or well has not been created by us.  We have just removed the earth which was filling the Space there.  The Space was there then & is also there now.  Similarly we have simply to throw out all the age-long samskaras [innate tendencies] which are inside us.  When all of them have been given up, the Self will shine alone.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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/