REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 76
[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.]
However we would name & explain, from Dual to Non-Dual, the Individual, the World, & the Supreme, even if we give them exceedingly eloquent names with eloquent explanations, none of that would compare to remaining free of the Ego–“I”–notion. This is the best of all because whatever is built on the basis of an Ego–“I”–notion is only as real, or as unreal, as the Ego–“I”–notion itself. Do we attempt to figure out what something is, or do we attempt to know ourselves ? A supposition is a guess at what is. Truth transcends suppositions & is not realized through suppositions. It is realized by direct Self-Inquiry that yields true Knowledge,
Everything experienced in a State ( Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep) changes within the state itself or changes with the changing of the State to another State. Only Existence-Consciousness remains the same, unaffected by the changes of such experiences & the change of State. So what is present in the Waking State may be absent in the Dream State. What is present in a Dream is absent in Waking. W hat appears within a State is that “State of Mind” itself. The Dreaming State of Mind itself appears as all that is experienced in the Dream. So too is it with the Waking State experiences. The State of Mind itself composes all that appears within it.
Knowing the Self is being the Self, & “being” means Existence, one’s own Existence. No one denies one’s Existence any more than one denies one’s eyes, although one cannot see them. The trouble lies with your desire to objectify the Self, in the same way as you objectify your eyes when you place a mirror before them. You have been so accustomed to objectivity that have lost the knowledge of yourself, simply because the Self cannot be objectified.
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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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