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 “super–imposition” is meant the imagined placement of some attributes that do not belong to the Self upon the Self. The basis of the super–imposition 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
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