REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 108

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 108

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

Not in relation to anything is the Unborn, the uncreated Consciousness. Instruction regarding the “Witness” is given only for those who are attempting to transcend the Mind.  A person has some sense that there is a state that is the highest good & that is free of the “I” & the World.  Falling asleep is dear & agreeable to us . If one misses sleep for some time, he longs for it. The subsidence of the “I” & the World make sleep dear. A state of Dreams full of images of himself & the World is not so appealing.  More Dreams like the present state are not so much wanted.

The removal of superimposition is accomplished by Self-Inquiry. This is the intention of the negation of the Upanishads, “neti neti “not this, not this”.  Such indicates the negation as one’s attributes, identity, or definition, of what is not truly the Self, not the essential Existence, or pure Consciousness. The removal of superimposition is the Revelation of the Truth. The Truth or Reality is not to be newly created.  Nor did the superimposition diminish Reality in any way, just as the Snake did not chase the Rope away.  But to see the Rope, the Imagination of a Snake must cease.  Similarly, to know the Truth of the Self, Ignorance must cease.

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 107

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 107

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

In the Truth of No-Creation, in which there are no suppositions, no doctrines, & no ideas of any kind, there is no question of action. One Consciousness, when viewed from the perspective of the Universe appearing or existing, is called God, or the Supreme Lord. When viewed in terms of everything being only within the Mind, the same Consciousness is called the Witness. When known as it is, it is called pure, Non-Dual Consciousness.  In relation to the Universe, it is God. In relation to the Mind, it is the Witness, which includes being the Witness of the whole Universe.

Partless Existence, which is the Self, is beyond the changeful appearances in the Mind. So, how can the Senses be considered to be the Self ?  The Senses are part of the Body. The Body is perceived only by the Senses & has no reality apart from them. Each Illusion (Body & Senses) depends on the other. Such Illusion is like the “painting of a wall that is painted on the wall depicted when the wall itself has not yet been built.” The Self is bodiless & is not a part of the Body or associated with a location in relation to a Body, unlike the Senses. So, how can the Senses be considered to be the Self ?

The Mind, or the Ego, is objective, appearing by the Light of pure Consciousness alone. Pure Consciousness is the Absolute & is directly realized as existing as the Absolute when the “this” or objective portion, falsely attributed to the Absolute is negated. Ignorance, or Illusion, is merely a superimposition.  By “superimposition” is meant the imagined placement of some attributes that do not belong to the Self upon the Self.  The basis of the superimposition is real. It is Pure Existence, Consciousness pure.

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 106

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 106

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

If we know the Self, it is that in which there is “no World seen”, “no seer in it”, & neither an action nor an actor. If you ask, at the level of actions & taking for granted that a Body & a World are present, the explanation is given that it is the “reflected light” of the Self. When one turns toward that, he becomes swept up in that & leaves the worldly shadows & illusions behind. If you leave them behind entirely & plunge into that in which you are becoming absorbed, you find That in which there is no “I” & no “World” “nothing is being done.”

Sri Sankara declares that just as “trees on the bank” seem to move when one is in a moving boat, so Transmigratory existence (re–incarnation) seems to be true to one who misidentifies the Self with the Mind.  Thus, when the Mind moves, one thinks that the Self moves. When the Mind is still, one assumes the Self is still.  Because the modifications of the Mind are pervaded by the reflected light (chidabhasa) of Consciousness (chidabhasa), with the qualities of Reality & identity borrowed from Pure Existence, one assumes that the Self is identical with the Mind & identifies himself with those modifications.  Thus, one imagines, “my thoughts, my state, my experiences, etc.”

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 105

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 105

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

In the statements of the “saints” (devotional Sages, liberated by the practice of Non-Dual Bhakti & Surrender to the Absolute), the “I” is solely pure Brahman, the pure Self & not an Individual.  Egoless & selfless in their activities when performing selflessly, they make divine use of something that would otherwise be “worthless” (Body, Mind, etc.).  The inspiration can be said to be the “reflected light” of the Self (chidabhasa in terms of Atman; mahat in terms of Brahman).

 Spiritual practice is carried on with the Mind & addresses the Mind so that Consciousness alone remains. To see Illusion as Illusion, Ignorance as only Ignorance, is sufficient & most effective for clearing the way to experience Self-Knowledge.  Bondage is only Ignorance, or error in understanding. One does not at first attain Self-Knowledge due to his Ignorance about the true nature of the Self & the beginning adherence to false conceptions about the Self.  The Ignorance makes one feel bound, & the adherence to false notions maintains the Ignorance, yielding the apparent solidity & false continuity of Illusion. Both the Ignorance & the tendency to adhere to it are destroyed by Self-Inquiry to know the Truth of the Self.

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 104

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 104

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

A single Source of Happiness with unlimited powers has to be accepted, Sri Ramana said, That, in itself, “flattens” the Ego completely. Your Body, Speech, & Mind are merely instruments. They are not instruments for worldly desire driven by an Ego, but they are instruments in the hands of a Higher Power. Thus, you stand Dis–identified (instead of Mis-identified). If you abide entirely Dis–identified & plunge into the depths of your own Existence, you stand as That which is utterly immovable. The inspired activities go on without your involvement in them. We may say that the Lord does them. That is the reason why some of the saints have jokingly said that they stand even higher than the Lord, because the Lord is doing everything, & they are just peacefully being immovable.

When one recognizes that the Source of Happiness & Peace is within, that Suffering is not produced by external factors (such as other people, objects, & circumstances or their absence) but is created by one’s own Delusion, he commences a Path to Self-Knowledge. Proceeding to Self-Inquiry within oneself as to “what one is“, is the practice.  Listening (sravana) to the Teachings pertaining to Self-Knowledge, Reflection (manana) upon them, & deep Meditation (nididhyasana) to be absorbed in their essential meaning support this Self-Inquiry to know the Self.  Eliminating Ignorance, or Mis-identification, by such Self-Inquiry results in Self-Realization, which is Freedom from Delusion regarding the Self, or Reality. One should know that the Self is not made of matter & is, therefore, not the Body. The idea of being a Body occurs only in one’s Mind.  All delusions are created & sustained only in the Mind. They are not physically caused. The Body does not produce Ignorance & Egoism & such. So one should quest within the Mind itself, transcending the Mind while destroying its Illusions.

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 103

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 103

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

 Worldly thinking is a desperate search for Happiness, which however is only to be found within. Knowing that it is within, devoting our self to that which is within, our Thought, your Speech, & our Action become inspired, motivated by that very same Power within. It is not that the Self ever thinks, & certainly the Self never does anything.  But the best actions & thoughts preceding those actions are streaming forth from this inspiration of the Self.  So, the selfless activity is filled with a certain Happiness to which the worldly attempt can never compare.  Any worldly attempt at happiness that is driven by a desire to secure Happiness external to oneself can never compare.

 What prevents Self-Knowledge is one’s own adherence to Ignorance about the Self.  If the Ignorance ceases, Self-Knowledge shines, & one’s own Pure Existence is left in its True State.  Ignorance consists of Mis-identifications regarding oneself.  With Mis-identification, there seems to be 2, an Absolute Self & an individual self. The Non-Dual Teachings of Self-Knowledge are intended to remove that false differentiation by dissolution of Mis-identifications.  Mis-identification starts with the assumption of being an individual entity, a separate “I”, & consists of defining this “I” in a variety of delusive ways.  Thereupon follow the Mis-identification s with the Mind or thought, with the Life Energy or prana, with the Senses, with the Body, & then with various things in the World or the relation to them.  From all these Mis-identifications there arise all kinds of modes of Mind, emotions, & Bondage of all sorts that create suffering.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 102

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 102

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt102

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

Something deeper than the Mind knows this Knowledge. If there is thinking, that does not represent a disturbance. But the thinking must proceed from something else besides Mis-identification.  Likewise is it with the action. When you are caught up in the inspiration toward that which is selfless, or Egoless, the motive for the thinking & the action is very different from the motive in your attempt to pursue your Happiness through that thinking & doing.

Reality is ever-existent.  If one perceives something that has appearance & disappearance, it is but a temporary thing.  If one examines the experience of that, one sees that it is not Pure Existence itself, but a guise for it, a misperception of it.  Or else It is an Illusion based upon Reality, but not Reality itself.  Pure Existence does not come or begin & then go or cease to exist.  To know Reality as it is, one must cease to regard as real what are only misperceptions or Illusions. The Self is the Reality, everexistent, Unborn, Imperishable, Limitless, & Formless. The Self is identical with the Absolute.  If one does not experience it as such, it is due to lack of Self-Knowledge.

The Self, being Space-like but not in Space, has no location. The Self is neither a particular part of the Body nor confined inside it. If the Self were a spot or in a spot, the spot could be pointed out, & that very form would be the Self or would contain the Self.  But then the Self would neither be Existence nor Real, neither Infinite nor Eternal.  There would be no Liberation from Bondage. Then, the very declarations of the Wise would become false. This result & its presumed causes are absurd.  If the Self would be located throughout the Body or in a bodily spot, such location would be objective. The Self, though, is nonobjective, & the nonobjective cannot have an objective location or other objective attributes. If the Self were located in the Body, when that part of the Body underwent change or decay, so would Pure Existence itself.  If that part of the Body would be lost, the Self would be lost; if forgotten, then forgotten.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/