REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 99
[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.]
The Mind can tell you everything about “everything” because everything is entirely in the Mind. It cannot tell you anything whatsoever about the Self. If the Mind attempts to look at the Self, the Mind loses its form & is swallowed up in it. You alone can know your Self; an “other” cannot do so. The Mind is such an “other”. The Mind is only an instrument, inert, & not capable of seeking. Self-Knowledge cannot be “taught” by an “other”. Sri Ramana Maharshi was immovable in the absolutely solid Knowledge that there is only one Self, without an “other”.
True Knowledge is not a thought – it is transcendent Knowledge. In this Knowledge, the Self is itself the conviction & certitude in itself. The Self itself is the depth & power of meditation upon the Knowledge. The Self itself is the real Teaching & the final proof of itself. The Self itself is That which is to be Known, the Knower himself, & the Knowledge itself. The Self, itself, is the revelation in the ineffable Silence of Dakshinamurti & Sri Ramana Maharshi. The Self has no states or degrees. The Self is not bound, not striving for Liberation, & not liberated. The Self is never bound, & there is no separate state of Liberation. There is in the Self no coming into existence of Illusion & no ending of Illusion. In Self-Realization no new thing has been attained, nothing has been made purer, nothing has been produced, nothing has been acquired, nor has anyone been transformed.
The Self is always realized. It is not necessary to seek to realize what is already & always realized. For you cannot deny your own existence. That Existence is Consciousness, the Self. Unless you exist you cannot ask questions. So you must admit your own existence. That Existence is the Self. It is already “realized”. Therefore the effort to realize results only in your “realizing” your present mistake – that you have not realized your Self. There is no new Realization. The Self becomes revealed.
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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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