REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 115
[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.]
There is precision to the spiritual path & Self-Inquiry, but there are not conceptual steps to lay out a follow like a recipe. The instructions, as given by the Wise Sages, include great detail regarding how to inquire & how to transcend the Mind, the Body, & the Ego. But when put into practice these stages or “steps” are of a very formless nature. Tracing out the steps by which those before you have become liberated is as an Upanishad has declared, “Like trying to trace the tracks of birds in the sky.”
The Self has nothing to accept or reject & there is nothing or no one else to accept or reject the Self, to think the Self is or that it is not. Such is the Truth regarding the Self. The Mind becomes the object, the instrument or means of knowing, the actor, the actions, & the results in a Dream. Just so is the case in the Waking State. The Real Self is different from the Mind & all these things that the Mind becomes. The Self is without interior & exterior, such as the Mind and the World. The Self is homogenous Consciousness. Know the Self by ceasing the attribution of anything exterior or interior to the Self. Remembrance & forgetfulness, including remembrance & forgetfulness of the Self, are also only of the Mind. Both remembrance & forgetfulness are products of Ignorance & do not touch the Self. Cease to regard the Self as a known or unknown Object.
If the Mind subsides, the whole World subsides. Mind is the cause of all “this”. If the Mind subsides, the Natural State presents itself.
The Self proclaims itself at all times as “I”. The Self is self–luminous. The Self is here. All this is That. We are in That only. Being in it, why search for it ? Sages say: “‘Making the vision absorbed in Self-Knowledge, one sees the World as Brahman.”
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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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