REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 78
[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.]
Realizing Non–Dual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry – pt78
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.
The Self, Existence-Consciousness, is free of both Cause & Effect. In Self-Knowledge, neither the Veiling of the Reality nor the Illusion of Multiplicity, neither the non– perception nor the mis–perception of real Existence. The Self is Itself & knows itself as it is. From Existence-Consciousness comes Deep Dreamless Sleep. From Deep Dreamless Sleep comes Dream, from Dream comes Waking. Each succeeding State occurs within the preceding one. All occurs within Existence-Consciousness, & that is what one truly is. So it is better to say that the States of Mind, & the Worlds that appear in them, are in one’s Self than that one is in those States. Being beyond the states, the Self is called “the 4th,” yet it is only 1 & in its own State ever.
Do all the many “things” exist at all apart from the Self ? Find it out. You think that you see them. The thought is projected out from the Self. Find out from where it rises. Thoughts will cease to rise & the Self alone will remain.
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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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