REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 80
[after an extended lapse in blogger’s health]
[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.]
Spiritual progress is determined by the depth of realizing “I”– less Self-Knowledge. The dissolution of the “I” that conceives of this World; that conceives of “myself” as an Individual, the Jiva; & of the Supreme Self – that dissolution of the “I” is the liberating Wisdom. Yet Knowledge in its depth does not have a cause – it is inherent in the Self. The Self “sees” from behind you. Take up that his perspective. When they are in the spirit of Self-Inquiry, the raising of questions serves to dissolve the “I” & whatever suppositions are built upon that “I”. The reason for the doubt, which the questioning seeks to resolve or destroy, is always this assumption of “I”, & all the suppositions come out from there. Whether they be elaborate, well-formulated doctrines or just wild, individualized suppositions, all of them come forth from this one “I”-notion.
There are no aspects or phases of homogeneous Consciousness, which is partless. Since It is Existence-Consciousness, the Self passes unaffected through the 3 States, unmoved by the presence or absence of thoughts in any of their forms. Yet how can the Self, being Infinite, pass through anything else (such as a State) ? The States revolve in the Self, not the Self in them. Yet how can there be anything but the Self in that undifferentiated Reality ? The Self is Infinite, detached, unaffected, Reality devoid of mis–perception & non–perception, with no Cause & having no Effect.
Even the thought, “I do not realize” is a hindrance. In fact, the Self alone is. Our real nature is Liberation. But we are imagining we are bound & are making various, strenuous attempts to become free, while we are all the while free. This will be understood only when we reach that stage. We will be surprised that we were frantically trying to attain something which we have always been & are.
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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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