REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 77
[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 you would define the World, as good or bad, or anything in between, however you would define the Individual, as being meritorious or not, or anything in between, & however you would define the Supreme Self, in whatever glorious terms, none of that can compare with remaining free of the Ego-“I” in which the Reality is known directly by oneself. If identified with the Mind, it would not make a difference what kind of supposition you conceived or what doctrine was conceived on that basis, it still would be within the context of the Ego-“I”-assumption, which is the root of all Delusion.
In the State of Deep Dreamless Sleep, there is an absence of Waking & Dream thoughts & their content. There is therefore no World, no Body, no Senses, no Ideas, no Memories, and no “Person” existing in the Deep Dreamless Sleep State. Yet Existence-Consciousness still remains, & that Existence-Consciousness is the Self. Even in the absence of thoughts in Deep Dreamless Sleep, the Self is unaffected by the absence of all else as it is when all else appears in the other 2 States. Deep Dreamless Sleep is characterized by the presence of the Cause, but the absence of the Effect. [Pure “potentiality” without objective thought has Deep Dreamless Sleep called the “Causal” State or Plane.]
Therefore, it may be said that the un–manifest seeds of, or potential for Ignorance is present but not the effects of such Ignorance. In Deep Dreamless Sleep there is only the non–perception of Reality, while the Projection, or Hallucination of Multiplicity & Form is not present.
Who is to know the Self ? Can the insentient Body know the Self ? All the time you speak & think of your “I”, yet when questioned you deny knowledge of it. You are the Self, yet you ask how to know the Self.
Your Self-Realization is the best help you can possibly offer “others”. But there are no others to be helped. For a realized being sees only the Self, just like a goldsmith estimating the gold in various items of jewelry sees only gold. When you identify yourself with the Body then only the forms & shapes are there. But when you transcend your Body the others disappear along with your body-consciousness.
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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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