REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 121
[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.]
In our experience there are important differences between Illusion & Reality. When we experience Illusion, the Reality does not change. When there is the Illusory Ego, it is only imagined. The Real Self has not been transformed, & a 2nd “self” has not been added to it. If you assume yourself to be an Individual, upon which is based supposition upon supposition, all the suppositions have the Triad (Jagat-Jiva-Paramatman: the Universe, the Individual, & the Supreme Self) woven in them. If you seem to be engaged in Illusion, trace this to its source.
The Self is by analogy said by the Wise to be like sunlight, while the Mind is like a crystal. The various manifest experiences are like the colors seen in the crystal. The significance is that all objects are seen in the Mind only by the Light of the Self. Objects of knowledge, sensed or mental, appear only in the Waking & Dream States. When these States of Mind (Waking & Dream) are not present, no such things are experienced. Yet the Knower is always the Knower, never ceasing. Unlike all that is unreal, the Knower is only Formless Consciousness.
The main qualities of the ordinary Mind are the gunas: tamas & rajas [sloth & excitement]. Hence that Mind is full of egoistic desires & weaknesses. But the jnani’s Mind is of the guna sattva [pure harmony] & formless, functioning in the subtle “sheath” of knowledge through which he keeps contact with the World. His desires are therefore also pure.
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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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