REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 131
[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.]
Form is always of the nature of the attribution of some quality, some definition to the Seer, which is yourself. According to whatever quality or attribute is super–imposed through imagination on the Seer, the Seen, or object part appears likewise through the vision of that super–imposition. The definition of the Seer determines the definition of the Seen. The Seer being with Form, with some kind of definition, the Seen appears likewise. In Delusion, the Seer is determined to be limited to the Form of the Body, rather than to be the limitless Self. The corresponding Seen object will be the Form of the World, which appears as if external to the Body. “There” is some sense of Existence plus Time & space projected onto it. Existence does not have a Form. It is the “there” in our experience, & it is also the “here”.
Self-Inquiry negates all that is thought to make the Self & Brahman different. One should meditate upon being only the Witness & not anything witnessed, whether the witnessed be a known conception or perception. The entire personal orientation should be utterly abandoned. The Identity & Reality should be known as the Witness, & all that is witnessed should be known as not the Self & as unreal. The Meditator should discriminate more & more finely between the Knower & the Known, so that Mis-identification ceases, that is so that that super–imposition of the Known upon the Knower ceases.
The radio sings & speaks, but if you open it you will find no one inside. Similarly, the Existence of the Realized jnani is like Space. The Body speaks like the radio, but there is no one inside as a Doer.
The jnani can live & act without the Mind, although living & acting seem to require the use of the Mind. Illustrations given in books include the “Potter’s Wheel” turning round even after the Potter has ceased to turn it because the Pot is finished. In the same way, the electric fan goes on revolving for some minutes after we switch off the current. The prarabdha [predestined karma] which created the Body will make it go through whatever activities it was meant for. But the Self-Realized jnani goes through all these activities without the notion that he is the Doer of them.
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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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