REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 23
[The Teaching of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi]
Sri Ramana Maharshi taught that we should “remember” our One Existence. Instructed to remember our own True Nature, how are you going to do that ? Being “immeasurable”, how are we going to determine it ? The Self is inconceivable, so how are we going to think of it ? It is far too Formless & Limitless to be retained in memory. Since It is Infinite, we cannot stand outside It or apart from It to think of It. All wise Sages give the instruction to meditate on the Self, contemplate the Self, think of the Self, & remember the Self.
The Self is the source of Happiness. Nothing else is the Source. The Self is Bliss. The experience of the Self is determined by Knowledge. No other factors are involved. Seeing this is the dawn of Knowledge. To conceive otherwise is Delusion. Objects, circumstances & events, sensations, & Time are not factors determining the Desire, the Source, & the Experience of Happiness. The Self, which is alone the Source, is always present. Self-Knowledge is the sole factor determining Bliss. Therefore, the search for Happiness is actually a search for the Self. The Self is the Source of Happiness, the “place” in which Happiness occurs, & the nature of the experience of Happiness. The Self is always present. Self-Knowledge is its revelation & not its creation. The Knowledge of the Self is the blissful Knowledge of Reality. Bliss is Existence, which is ever-existent, since Existence itself can never cease to exist. Bliss is, therefore, always present, & all that is required is to know its existence within oneself. All that is required for permanent, profound Happiness is to know the nature of that Existence.
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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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