REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 130
[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.]
Whatever Form the Seer has, subtle or gross, identified with the Mind or with the Body, the Seen will correspond, whether the Seen is the World in the attempt to know what “that” is, or the seen is God in the attempt to know what “That” is. If you remain as the Formless Self, without the assumption of “I”, “who” is to see & “what” is to be Seen ? Only the Infinite, Perfect Fullness exists. We may call that “the Self”. We may call that “Brahman“. The Infinite, Perfect Fullness is the Reality, without an “I”-sense, & this is without an objective outlook. This is non–objective true “Vision”.
Liberation is by Knowledge alone, and Knowledge is neither sensory nor conceptual in nature. The Self-Realized by such Knowledge has neither inner nor outer, but is ever-existent, Omnipresent, Indivisible, & indescribable. The true nature of the individual self is actually Brahman. There is only One Self, whether imagined to be individualized or realized as it truly is. If one inquires into this apparently individualized self, all that one finds is the Self, which is Brahman. All that is thought to make oneself different from the Self can be relinquished by Self-Inquiry that negates Mis-identification, the questioning of, “Who am I ?” Therefore, the Upanishads instruct, “not this, not this” – neti neti. Immortal Liberation is freedom from destruction & fear. The individual seems as if subject to both. In truth, the Existence that seems to be an individual is only Brahman.
There actually are sensations for the Sage & also the “I am the Body” Idea, common to both the Self-Realized jnani & the un–Realized ajnani but with a difference. The un–Realized ajnani thinks only the Body is myself, whereas the Realized jnani knows all is of the Self, or all this is Brahman.
If there be pain let it be. It is also part of the Self. The Self is perfect. After transcending the “I am the Body” Idea one becomes a Self-Realized jnani. In the absence of that “I am the Body” Idea there cannot be either “Doership” or a Doer. So a jnani has no karma [that is, a jnani performs no actions]. That is his experience. Otherwise he is not a jnani. However the ajnani identifies the jnani with his Body, which the jnani does not do.
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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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