Realizing Non–Dual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry – pt87
[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.]
In the state, where “the World is not seen”, in seeing that “there is no World”, all the concerns, doubts, & disagreements about what “the World” is cannot be, for the obvious reason that then there is no “World” to begin with. In that state, there is no belief in an Ego-“I” who would entertain any such ideas or who would experience such a World. The state of True Knowledge is characterized by an absence of “the World” & an absence of Ego-“I”. It is the “clear ascertainment of no Ego-“I” Sri Ramana says. It is that in which there is no “I”-belief, in which there is not even a going toward the “I” & in which there is no motion to create an Ego-“I”-notion.
The Ego is the root cause of Delusion, Illusion, Bondage, & Suffering. The Ego is the root of the Mind, even the very idea of an existent Mind, & the root of all else. It is the first illusion to be imagined & the last to disappear. The Ego is the Cause, Substance, & Experiencer of all Illusion. Without the Ego, Illusion is impossible. The Ego has no actual form of its own. The Ego may be conceived as the Experiencer, the Thinker, the Performer of action, the one who senses, the one who lives, the one who has attributes, & such. In essence, the Ego is the concept of “I” in whatever guise it may appear. All Duality & Ignorance is from the Ego, by the Ego, & in the Ego.
People speak of memory & forgetfulness regarding the fullness of the Self. Forgetfulness & memory are only thought-forms. They will alternate so long as there are thoughts. But Reality lies beyond thought. Memory or forgetfulness must be dependent on something. That something must be foreign to the Self as well, otherwise there would not be forgetfulness. That upon which memory & oblivion depend is the idea of the Individual self. When one looks for it, this individual “I” is not found because it is not real. Hence this “I” is synonymous with Illusion or Ignorance (maya, avidya or ajnana). To know that there never was Ignorance is the goal of all the spiritual teachings. Ignorance must be of one who is conscious. Consciousness is jnana. jnana is Eternal & Natural, ajnana is unnatural & un–real.
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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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