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.
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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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