REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 90
[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 our Meditation, we do not want to quarrel within our own Mind. Sri Ramana says that all such disputes are to no purpose. That is not what is to be done in Meditation. We do not want to have a quarrel within ourselves. How should we meditate ? How should we proceed spiritually ? Remain in the state in which the World is not seen. Inquire & remain in the state in which there is no “I”-belief & in which there is neither a Seen nor the Seer. The Absolute alone remains, without an “I” or a “this”, without an Ego-“I”-notion & a World. There is no differentiation. In the difference–less state of your Real Existence, there is no doubt. Reality comprehends itself with a doubt–less Knowledge.
The Ego-“I”-notion is the separate Experiencer, the individual Knower, the embodied Entity, the Doer of action, & the notion of an “other”. The Ego-“I”-notion itself is the concept of a separate Universe in which that “I” supposedly exists. Upon the Ego is based the illusory differentiation of the World, the Individual, & the Supreme (jagat-jiva-para). The 3 are not 3, but only That 1. the Non-Dual Self. Only with the Ego does the 1 appear to be 3. The 1 then appears as it is conceived. The World & thought are un–real, & so is the ego. One sees the ego’s guises and its appearances. Where is its existence? One sees its effects, but where is the cause? If the ego is real in any manner, it should be actually experienced. If the ego is an entity, it should exist somewhere. If the ego itself is an effect, it should have a cause. One should inquire to determine if the ego exists at all.
If there is a “goal” to be reached it cannot be permanent. The “goal” must already be there. We seek to reach the “goal” with the Ego, but the “goal” exists before the Ego. What is in the “goal” is even prior to our birth, that is, to the birth of the Ego. Because we exist the Ego appears to exist too. If we look on the Self as the Ego then we become the Ego, if as the Mind we become the Mind, if as the Body we become the Body.
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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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