REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 135

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 135

[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 Form of the Seen depends upon the instrument used to perceive that Form.  Instruments could include telescopes & microscopes, & also the Senses & the Mind.  The Mind is composed of its concepts, & the Senses are limited by the Sense organs.  The Senses are actually just the instruments of the Mind, they are just a particular form of thought.  Any Form seen will correspond to the instruments of the Seer.  A change of those instruments will change the Form of the Seen.  The Form of the Seen is likewise dependent entirely upon the Form of the Seer perceiving through those instruments.  Therefore, we have not seen or experienced anything but the Form of those instruments.  That is, we experience the Forms of our Senses.  We experience the Forms of our mind.  We have never experienced anything sensed; we have just experienced the sensing.

That which is objective, inclusive of the Ego, can have no knowing power, for all that is objective is not Consciousness itself & is unreal. The objective & unreal cannot know themselves, cannot know each other, & cannot know the Knower.  The sole Knower is the Self, which is the unknown Knower of all that is known.  Though the Knower cannot be known objectively, thr Knower is nonetheless known in Self-Knowledge.  Such Knowledge is devoid of the triads of Knower-Knowing-Known.  It is this true Knower of the Knowledge that is referred to in the Upanishad aphorism, “Tat tvam asi (That Thou Art) & not anything else.  Anything else would be a mere superimposition on the Real Self & would have no such Knowledge.

[Ramana]

An unSelf-Realized ajnani sees someone as a Self-Realized jnani & identifies him with the Body.  Because he does not know the Self & mistakes his Body for the Self, he extends the same mistake to the state of the Self-Realized jnani.  The Self-Realized jnani is therefore considered to be the physical frame.

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 134

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 134

[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.]

One must have a Form to “see” Forms.  Even if the Form is as vague as “there” or as some “thing”; something “inward”  or “outward”, there must be some “seer” of that Form.  But if one is Formless, then what happens to a Form like “there” ?  Whether we regard “there” in terms of the Universe, or in terms of God, if they lose their Form, what actually exists” ?  Continue Self-Inquiry into Pure Existence & see if Pure Existence has a Form.  See if the existence you know as your own has a Form.  To know the Seer, remove what is objectively known from that Seer.  Determine whether the Seer has a Form.

Mistaking the mind for the Self is like mistaking the reflection in the mirror to actually be one’s face. Mistaking the body for the Self is taking a corpse to be alive and holding it dear and is the cause of suffering. Mistaking the ego to be the Self is like believing as fact the mythological story of someone who was never born. Misidentification is the cause of confusion. Self-Knowledge is abidance with no false identification with the ego, mind, and body. The Self alone knows.

[Ramana]

Any amount of action can actually be performed, & performed quite well, by the Self-Realized jnani, without his identifying himself with it in any way or ever imagining that he is the doer.  Some power acts through his Body & uses his Body to get the work done.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 133

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 133

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt133

[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.]

Self-Inquiry avoids the pitfall of one not looking at oneself.  It avoids the error of thinking this is an objective topic & an existence apart from oneself. What Form does that “self” have ?  If we say, “The Self is there,” “God is there,” “The World is there,” or “The Universe is there,” then what is the “there” ?  What actually exists ?  In the context of the forms of those things, by which we would differentiate them one from another, what is it that we see ?  What actually is there ?  To know that & thus to know what actually exists, we must cast away from the Knower whatever definition or form seems to be appended to him. The way is always inward & not outward.  Therefore, regarding the World, etc., Sri Ramana poses the question, “If the Self is formless, who is to see ?”

Delusion is the mistaking of oneself for all those “attributes” which are objective.  Such Delusion veils the Blissful experience of the Self.  One cannot have simultaneously the ideas, “I am this, I am like this, or I do” & the Knowledge of being the Self.  Therefore, one ought to inquire so that one becomes free of such ideas.  This involves the cessation of Mis-identification with the Body & the Mind.  Since Existence is not the Body or the Mind, one never does anything.  Similarly, Existence is never this or like this, but only Existence.  Ignorance makes one believe that the Mind, which is illumined by the Light of Consciousness, is the Self.  The Mind’s apparent power of knowing is only Reflected Light.  It is like seeing Sunlight reflect off a shiny object & thinking that the light actually belongs to that object.

[Ramana]

Any amount of action can be performed, & performed quite well, by the Self-Realized jnani, without his identifying himself with it in any way or ever imagining that he is the doer.  Some power acts through his Body & uses his Body to get the work done.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 132

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 132

[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.]

Existence is not “nothing”. If we would have an idea of “nothing”, the reality quality attributed to that “nothing” would be derived from the very same Existence.  So, when someone says, with apparent conviction or certitude, “There is nothing there,” he is very convinced of “there”, & he is very convinced of his own existence, he the one who is making the declaration.  Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Teaching starts at that point, questioning, “Who is it that exists ?”  We could say, “What is it that exists ?” but, generally, Ramana has stated, “Who is it that exists ?” & “Who is it that sees ?” because the way for Self-Realization is nonobjective.

When the Witness alone remains as one’s Identity & as the Reality, all that there is to such is Pure Consciousness, which is Real Existence.  Pure Existence is an “I”less  “I” with nothing else whatsoever.  Until this is realized firmly, one should discriminate & cease to misidentify, inquiring within, “Who am I ?”  Knowledge is remaining free of any Mis-identification with the Body, the Mind, & the Ego.

[Ramana]

NonDoership can be understood with an illustration that is generally given is that the jnani performs actions in some such way as a child that is roused from sleep to eat eats but does not remember next morning that it ate.  It has to be remembered that all these explanations are not for the Self-Realized jnani.  He knows & has no doubts. He knows that he is not the Body & he knows that he is not doing anything even though his Body may be engaged in some activity.  These explanations are for the onlookers who think of the jnani as one with a Body and cannot help identifying him with his Body.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 131

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 131

[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.]

Form is always of the nature of the attribution of some quality, some definition to the Seer, which is yourself. According to whatever quality or attribute is superimposed through imagination on the Seer, the Seen, or object part appears likewise through the vision of that superimposition. The definition of the Seer determines the definition of the Seen.  The Seer being with Form, with some kind of definition, the Seen appears likewise.  In Delusion, the Seer is determined to be limited to the Form of the Body, rather than to be the limitless Self.  The corresponding Seen object will be the Form of the World, which appears as if external to the Body. “There” is some sense of Existence plus Time & space projected onto it.  Existence does not have a Form.  It is the “there” in our experience, & it is also the “here”.

Self-Inquiry negates all that is thought to make the Self & Brahman different. One should meditate upon being only the Witness & not anything witnessed, whether the witnessed be a known conception or perception.  The entire personal orientation should be utterly abandoned. The Identity & Reality should be known as the Witness, & all that is witnessed should be known as not the Self & as unreal. The Meditator should discriminate more & more finely between the Knower & the Known, so that Mis-identification ceases, that is so that that superimposition of the Known upon the Knower ceases.

[Ramana]

The radio sings & speaks, but if you open it you will find no one inside.  Similarly, the Existence of the Realized jnani is like Space.  The Body speaks like the radio, but there is no one inside as a Doer.

The jnani can live & act without the Mind, although living & acting seem to require the use of the Mind. Illustrations given in books include the “Potter’s Wheel” turning round even after the Potter has ceased to turn it because the Pot is finished.  In the same way, the electric fan goes on revolving for some minutes after we switch off the current. The prarabdha [predestined karma] which created the Body will make it go through whatever activities it was meant for.  But the Self-Realized jnani goes through all these activities without the notion that he is the Doer of them.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 130

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 130

[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.]

Whatever Form the Seer has, subtle or gross, identified with the Mind or with the Body, the Seen will correspond, whether the Seen is the World in the attempt to know what “that” is, or the seen is God in the attempt to know what “That” is.  If you remain as the Formless Self, without the assumption of “I”, “who” is to see & “what” is to be Seen ? Only the Infinite, Perfect Fullness exists. We may call that “the Self”.  We may call that “Brahman“.  The Infinite, Perfect Fullness is the Reality, without an “I”-sense, & this is without an objective outlook. This is nonobjective true “Vision”.

Liberation is by Knowledge alone, and Knowledge is neither sensory nor conceptual in nature. The Self-Realized by such Knowledge has neither inner nor outer, but is ever-existent, Omnipresent, Indivisible, & indescribable.  The true nature of the individual self is actually Brahman. There is only One Self, whether imagined to be individualized or realized as it truly is. If one inquires into this apparently individualized self, all that one finds is the Self, which is Brahman.  All that is thought to make oneself different from the Self can be relinquished by Self-Inquiry that negates Mis-identification, the questioning of, “Who am I ?”  Therefore, the Upanishads instruct, “not this, not this”   neti neti.  Immortal Liberation is freedom from destruction & fear. The individual seems as if subject to both.  In truth, the Existence that seems to be an individual is only Brahman.

[Ramana]

There actually are sensations for the Sage & also the “I am the Body” Idea, common to both the Self-Realized jnani & the unRealized ajnani but with a difference.  The unRealized ajnani thinks only the Body is myself, whereas the Realized jnani knows all is of the Self, or all this is Brahman.

If there be pain let it be. It is also part of the Self. The Self is perfect.  After transcending the “I am the Body” Idea one becomes a Self-Realized jnani.   In the absence of that “I am the Body” Idea there cannot be either “Doership” or a Doer.  So a jnani has no karma [that is, a jnani performs no actions]. That is his experience. Otherwise he is not a jnani.  However the ajnani identifies the jnani with his Body, which the jnani does not do.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 129

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 129

[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 Self-Inquiry: “For whom is this ?”” returns the Reality & identity to within, & the Self-Inquiry: “Who am I ?” reveals the True Nature of this Self. That vision in which one remaining as the Formless, “is single, limitless, &, certainly, perfectly full.” With the rise of the notion of “I”, at that very moment, the assumption of Individuality is through Delusion only. There is an illusory deficiency. The moment that the “I” subsides, the Reality shines just as it has always existed.  The Reality is the perfect Fullness. There is no deficiency in the Reality.  There is not anything beside the Reality, for it is Limitless. That means that no one & nothing can stand apart from the Reality not God, not the World, & most certainly not the Individual. “If the Self is Formless, who is to see ?” Inquire & examine the definitions of the Seer. Know the Seer.

To spiritually wake up, one must know the Self truly. The Reality of the Self is pure Consciousness with no Duality& with nothing else existing whatsoever.  One cannot have simultaneously the Knowledge of the Self & the idea of oneself as a Performer of activity or an Experiencer.  For steady, unmixed Knowledge, one should cease such Mis-identification.  In the Waking State, one experiences the interior & the exterior, what is sensed & what is thought. In the Dream State, the case is identical.  In both States, these [interior & the exterior, what is sensed & what is thought] are not the Self & are unreal. Those contents in both States should not be regarded as defining the Self.  When such contents are falsely associated with the Self, that is superimposition. No activity of the exterior & the interior yields Liberation, for activity of an unreal superimposition cannot yield Eternal, real Liberation.

[Ramana]

The Self-Realized jnani is the ever-Waking state, because he is awake to the Eternal Self.  His is the ever-Dreaming state, because to him the World is no better than a repeatedly presented Dream phenomenon.  His is the ever-sleeping state, because he is at all times without the “I am the Body”-consciousness.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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– new & final version” with link:

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,  see:  www.ajatavada.com/