REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 119
[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.]
All of the Wise agree that the Ego should be eliminated. Does the Ego exist ? Questioning within yourself, “Who am I ?” to see what it is that seems to be an Individual being, trying to get to the very root of that. Such is the sure path to Self-Realization. Getting to the very root of this Individuality is the certain way to make it disappear. That which you are always is the Self, which is the un–differentiated Existence.
The Self does not have a Body. In this lies the great freedom of the Self. The Body does not possess, or have as an attribute, the Self. The attributes of the Body are not the attributes of the Self. The Body is a Form. The Self is Form–less. The Form–less does not have a Form in any manner. The Self is Infinite & Space-like, ever the same, & bodi–less. The Infinite does not wear a Body, & the Space-like has no Form. The Body does not possess the Self, & the Self does not possess a Body.
All of the apparent individual minds are pervaded by this one Consciousness within, which is the Self. So, there is no one else who knows or who does not know. The “I” is truly the Absolute, Brahman, all-knowing and all-pervading. This “I” pervades and illumines the mind, and the mind pervades and illumines all things ever experienced. Thus, this “I” is the illuminator and pervader of all. This Self is the witness of all the objects of the mind, which are subtle thought, and all the objects conceived as external, as well. This includes being the witness of all other minds conceived as existing within the mind. Thus, the Self is the witness of all.
The appearance of the Ego in any form, either in the Self-Realized jnani or ajnani, is itself an experience. But to the ajnani who is deluded into thinking that the Waking State & the World are real, the Ego also appears to be “real”.
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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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