REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 79
[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.]
Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Teaching is based on Knowledge of Reality, by the Reality, itself. So, it would not be right to call his Teaching a supposition, a doctrine, or anything similar. It is entirely of the True Nature of Transcendent Wisdom. This Teaching does not involve the Mind. It is not a setting forth of ideas, even well-arranged ideas. It is the revelation of True Knowledge of the Real Self, by the Real Self, for Itself. So, it does not include any of the Duality, or any of the Triads (Knower, Knowing, Known, etc.), that one wants to dissolve. Duality is thinking that there is a Triadic state & a non–Triadic State. Sri Ramana’s instruction deals directly with Reality.
The 3 States are seen as 3 only so long as Consciousness is not known as it is. Dream is to Deep Dreamless Sleep, emerging but within it, “forming” yet not really so, for it is within the Formless. So also is the Waking State to Turiya (the 4th), which is actually pure Consciousness. Turiya, or the Transcendent State, is just pure Consciousness, which, being beyond the 3 States, is beyond the notion of a “4th State”. So it is also called Turiyatita, “beyond the 4th“. Consciousness remains as the one Existence, which is in, & which itself is, its Natural Innate State ever. The 2 States of Waking & Dream are not consistently present. Those States & Deep Dreamless Sleep are passing appearances.
The apparent “World” is like a cinema-show. There is the Light on the screen & the shadows flitting across it impress the audience as the enactment of some piece. If in the same play an audience also is shown on the screen as part of the performance, the Seer & the Seen will then both be on the screen. Apply it to yourself. You are the screen, the Self has created the Ego, the Ego has its thoughts which are displayed as the World. In reality, all these are nothing but the Self. If you see the Self, the same will be found to be all, everywhere & always. Nothing but the Self exists.
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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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