REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 81
[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.]
Undisputed Knowledge of the Reality is necessary & not a supposition. There is nothing to “figure out” regarding Reality. Real Knowledge is not the end result of a long thinking process. There is no trick needed for Self-Realization. See the distinction between suppositions & real Knowledge. It is the difference between doctrine & the true teaching. The true teaching is found in abidance in the “I”-less state and not in defining illusions. Knowing more about illusions is not wisdom or real Knowledge. Knowing the Self is real Knowledge. Knowledge of the Self is directly realized by the elimination of the Ego-“I” that would suppose, or could conjure up, any idea or any kind of Illusion.
In final Truth, there are no States of Mind & no Mind, & the Self is neither a Cause nor an Experiencer. Each thought may be regarded as affecting only other thoughts. Such is because the Self is ever the unaffected silent Witness of all thoughts. Each thought has nothing that actually connects it to another thought. All the thoughts are supported by Consciousness alone. Thought has no knowing power. A thought cannot know itself, nor can it know another thought. No thought is self-existent.
In a parable, a man goes to sleep in this hall. He dreams he has gone on a world tour, is roaming over hill & dale, forest & country, desert & sea, across various continents & after many years of weary & strenuous travel, returns to this place & enters the hall. Just at that moment he wakes up & finds he has not moved an inch but was sleeping where he lay down. He has not returned after great effort to this hall, but is & always has been in the hall all the while. It is exactly like that. If it is asked, “Why being free do we imagine that we are bound ?” I answer, “Why being in the hall did you imagine you were on a world adventure, crossing hill & dale, desert & sea ? It is all Mind or Maya [illusion].
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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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