REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 134
[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.]
One must have a Form to “see” Forms. Even if the Form is as vague as “there” or as some “thing”; something “inward” or “outward”, there must be some “seer” of that Form. But if one is Formless, then what happens to a Form like “there” ? Whether we regard “there” in terms of the Universe, or in terms of God, if they lose their Form, what actually exists” ? Continue Self-Inquiry into Pure Existence & see if Pure Existence has a Form. See if the existence you know as your own has a Form. To know the Seer, remove what is objectively known from that Seer. Determine whether the Seer has a Form.
Mistaking the mind for the Self is like mistaking the reflection in the mirror to actually be one’s face. Mistaking the body for the Self is taking a corpse to be alive and holding it dear and is the cause of suffering. Mistaking the ego to be the Self is like believing as fact the mythological story of someone who was never born. Misidentification is the cause of confusion. Self-Knowledge is abidance with no false identification with the ego, mind, and body. The Self alone knows.
Any amount of action can actually be performed, & performed quite well, by the Self-Realized jnani, without his identifying himself with it in any way or ever imagining that he is the doer. Some power acts through his Body & uses his Body to get the work done.
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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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