REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 126
[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.]
“Who” sees “what ?” No one sees anything at any time. Vision, or the Eye, the one that “sees”, that beholding or that “seeing”, is really only Pure Existence. So, Sri Ramana describes it as One, That is singular, for It has no Duality, no divisions in It, & there is nothing apart from It. Limitless, there is nothing beyond It or outside of It. It is certainly perfectly full. Realizing It as It is, all is complete. When you think of yourself as having Form, there is limitation. Then, there is something outside. Then, there is something “other.” Then, there is some kind of division.
Since there cannot exist a Mind other than the Self, which is infinite & Non-Dual, in reality the Mind can not have activity or its results. Freedom from the Mind is Freedom from the fears of loss of Happiness & of ceasing to exist. Freedom from the Mind is freedom from desires & the grief resulting from those desires. Thus one who knows the Self, free of the Mind, is truly happy & is solely That which is the same in all beings. All beings are by nature pure Consciousness. Difference from Consciousness is only illusory appearance due to Ignorance. The illusory difference is removed by comprehending the Knowledge that one is solely Pure Existence. Such Knowledge alone is the means to realize Immortality, for Existence never ceases to be.
The Self-Realized jnani does dream, but he knows it to be a Dream, in the same way as he knows the Waking State to be a Dream. The Self-Realized jnani being established in the 4th state – turiya, the Supreme Reality – he detachedly witnesses the 3 other states: Waking, Dreaming, & Deep Dreamless Sleep, as pictures superimposed on the Self.
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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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