[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.
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
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