REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 94
[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.]
If we want to know “what ?” is “what”, we must know “who ?” is “who”. The undifferentiated, doubtless state is that which has abandoned the objective outlook. What we all want is that which causes the highest Bliss, that which is truly happy. The highest Bliss, profound Happiness is remaining in that state in which one is just the Absolute Self. This prompts the aspirant to seek Liberation in the World–less, Ego–less state. For those who have realized the highest Truth though, that Truth is everywhere, of the nature of Bliss-Consciousness, & there is not a particle of this Universe that is without this Bliss-Consciousness.
Where is the Ego ? It is not in the World, which is unreal. The Ego is not in the Body, which is unreal & it is not the Self. The Ego is not in the Senses, which are unreal & it is not the Self. The Ego is not in thought, which is unreal & not the Self. The Ego is not in the flawless, unmodified, perfect Self. The Ego is never actually experienced by itself & is not actually experienced in any of these. The Ego dwells nowhere. If the Ego is not a thing in itself, does not reside anywhere, & is not inherent in anything, the remaining possibility is that its supposed existence is an effect produced by something else, but only the Self exists & the Self exists produces nothing.
It is the Mind that veils our Happiness. How do we know that we exist ? If you say because of the World around us, then how do you know that you existed in Deep Dreamless Sleep ?
The Mind cannot kill itself. So your business is to find the Real Nature of the Mind. Then you will know that there is no Mind. When the Self is sought, the mind is nowhere. Remaining in the Self, one need not worry about the Mind.
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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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