REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 100
[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.]
Any desire [such as to teach] assumes some motive to acquire Happiness, & that cannot be for one who is full of Bliss. Sri Ramana Maharshi taught Non-Duality out of compassion & Grace. If we take up his Teaching in right earnestness & question: “Who is in need of such compassion ?” then we discover just how illimitably compassionate this Teaching is. This Teaching reveals the True Nature of the recipient. If the recipient of Sri Ramana’s Teaching, considering them compassionate, meditates on who it is that is receiving compassion, then his “I”–ness vanishes, which is the greatest compassion. The mediator’s state becomes “I”–less & without Duality. Discussion of compassion at that point is not possible.
What truly exists stands Self-Revealed & the possibility of Bondage with its concomitant Suffering is no more. There in no un–reality & no one to imagine it. In Self-Realization, there is no change of states between active & in–active, or between thought & its absence. Only 1 uncreated, unchanged Existence exists. In Self-Realization there are no “degrees” of any kind. There is not a Liberation while alive contrasted with Liberation after disembodiment. There is no individual “I”, no perception of forms, & no disappearance of the perception of forms. In this wakeful Bliss, there is nothing further to be accomplished. The Self is Non-Dual, like Space, Formless, Infinite, Pure Existence, Void, Un–created, Time–less, & Ever-existent. The Self ever is just as it is, & the Self alone exists. This “ever–Existence” is the significance of Silence.
Why must Self-Realization take a long time ? The idea of Time is only in your Mind. It is not in the Self. There is no “time” for the Self. Time arises as an idea after the Ego arises. But you are the Self beyond Time & Space. You exist even in the absence of Time & Space.
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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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