REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT69
[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.]
The Seer, the Subject, & also the Seen is all that is objective which in the Teaching of Non-Duality are like “images”. Reality as Existence is like the “Screen”, the “Substrate” upon which all those “images” seem to be projected. Reality as Consciousness is the Light” by whose illumination the Subject & Object can appear. All of the forms, as an Effect, rest in the Cause, which is formless, but the Effect can never be different than the nature of the Cause. The Effect is the Cause appearing as the Effect. The original Cause, which is God or the Supreme Self, is, therefore, all “this”.
The Self is never an object & can never be the known. It is always Consciousness itself. Therefore, the Self is ever of the Nature that is Transcendent of thought. The Self is not known by thought, which means it is ever un–defined by thought & cannot be bound by thought, no matter what the thought is.
True Knowledge does not create a new being for you, it only removes your ignorant Ignorance. Bliss is not added to your Nature, it is merely revealed as your true Natural State, Eternal & imperishable. The only way to be rid of your grief is to know & be the Self. How can this be unattainable ?
People say that they are not able to know the Self that is all–pervading. What can I do ? Even the smallest child says, “I exist; I do this; this is mine.” So, everyone understands that the thing “I” is always existent. It is only when that “I” is there that there is the feeling that you are the Body, he is so & so, & so on. To know that the One that is always visible is one’s own Self, is it necessary to search with a candle ? To say that we do not know the Real Nature of the Self which is not different but which is in one’s own Self is like saying, “I do not know myself.”
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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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