[The Teaching of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]
In Self-Inquiry, we initially trace our self to the 1st basic misconception, which is the assumption of being an Individual, & then simply continue the Self-Inquiry. What is the “existence” of that Individual ? If we so inquire, we will realize that there is just Pure Existence, which has no Individuality to it at all. Trace any misconception further to where Reality stands, which is where the misconception holds no weight, no reality, & you are free from thought. The misconception is really for no one & does not exist; in which case you are devoid of thought (which is based on that Individual).
The experience of Happiness should be comprehended in Wisdom so that one does not superimpose what is not actually the experience of Happiness upon it. The joy felt anywhere ever is the shining of the Self. Yet in Ignorance, that joy is accompanied by superimposition of inert, unreal forms upon the experience. When the experience of joy is accompanied by the delusion of superimposition of forms, it appears as if momentary, limited, & dependent. When the experience of joy is without such delusion, the Self itself shines as vast, unlimited Bliss, which is self-existent. Happiness is always a subjective experience, in which the Ego diminishes along with its attendant notions. Thus, because it destroys the Ego & those “attendant” notions by the revelation of their unreality, leaving the ultimate subject unconcealed, Self-Inquiry to know the Self yields the most profound Happiness.
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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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