REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 118
[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 Existence of the Self is self-evident. It shines as the Truth revealed, as soon as any vestiges of the assumption of existing as an Individual vanish. Pure Existence is Absolute, invariable, & 1–without–a–2nd. Pure Existence is not in relation to anything else whatsoever. For the Self, there is nothing else whatsoever at any time. Un– differentiated Existence is the Reality. It is this very same un–differentiated, Absolute Existence that is revealed by Sri Raman Maharshi’s Teaching.
All the objects of knowledge change. All that are described as “mine” (mamakara) & the Ego too (ahamkara) cannot illumine themselves nor can they illumine each other. The Self is different from them, being the Unchanging, illuminating Consciousness. This Consciousness is truly one’s only Identity. Therefore there can never truly be Bondage. One Non-Dual Self alone exists. The Self is the Undivided Consciousness. The Self is the only Knower in all. There are not different kinds of knowers, such as higher & lower knowers, since the Minds of all are pervaded by the one Consciousness within, which is the Self. This is the “I” of all.
The Self is not affected by the actions of the Body. It does not act, move, or change by the results of the motions & actions of the Body. Absorption in this Knowledge alone constitutes the truly still or actionless state. This alone is truly Liberation from karma, which can never be achieved within the context of the “I am the Body” notion & its corollary concept “I am the Doer.” All physical experience, from birth to death, inclusive of everything between, is only for the Body. The Self is free of all of it & without Birth or Death. The Body is inert & not endowed with Consciousness. The Self is Existence-Consciousness and is never non–existent or insentient. Existence-Consciousness plus bodily definition is called “Life” which, not being Eternal or True, has a Death.
The Undifferentiated Consciousness of Pure Existence is what you really are. From Consciousness there arises the “I exist” as the primary datum of one’s experience. By itself it is completely pure in character. It is in this form of pristine purity, uncontaminated by the gunas: rajas & tamas [activity & inertia], that the “I” appears to subsist in the Self-Realized jnani.
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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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