REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 117
[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.]
Concepts of Brahman do not correspond to Brahman, & Brahman is utterly transcendent of all that. Similar is the case with the concepts about anything else, though the “anything else,” too, is really only of the nature of Brahman. We do best to remain without differentiation & without doubt, as the Supreme, the Absolute, which is Brahman. The Ego has no life of its own.
The Individual self or “I” is not different from the real Self, which is Brahman. Meditation on the Self is declared to be without Time, Space, Direction, or Causation since the Self is without these things. The Self itself is to be realized as Timeless, & the Realization, being of the same nature, is Timeless. The Self is to be realized as location–less & space–less since it is bodiless. The Knowledge, itself being of the same nature, is also bodiless & without regard to place. The Self itself is without Causation, being Uncreated & unborn. The Realization, being of the same nature, need not wait for circumstances & is not an attempt to produce the Self anew. But the Realization is a realizing of what the Self truly is. Let the Mind thus turn within, immersing itself in Self-Inquiry, absorbing itself in Knowledge, thereby losing its own form as it searches inwardly for its Source. In this is great Bliss & Immortality.
The ordinary man sees things “outside” himself. He is separate from the World, separate from his own deeper Truth, separate from the Truth that supports him & what he sees. The man who has realized the Supreme Truth of his own Existence realizes that it is the one Supreme Reality that is there behind him, behind the World. In fact, he is aware of the One, as the Real, the Self in all selves, in all things, Eternal & un-changing in all that is impermanent & changing.
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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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