REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 136
[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.]
We have never actually experienced sensing. We have experienced only the state of Mind that composes those Senses. All of that has just been in the Mind. The entire objective scene, even if thought to be external & even the thought “that it is external,” is also part of this instrument of the Mind. Who sees the Mind is the Self, formless, without instrument, without form, without shape, without definition, & without a Seer, without difference, absolutely One, perfectly Full, & Limitless. There is no “space” for anything else, other, or outside. There is no division, such as the Seer & the Seen. Only he who knows himself as he really is knows what the seen is. Otherwise, one merely thinks of what one sees.
There is no Knower other than the Self. This is the all-comprehensive Knower, which is the Absolute Consciousness itself, ever-free, homogeneous, Non-Dual & Space-like, & which is realized when the illusory objective aspect has been negated. The Knower can never be the Known. As all that is Known is subject to destruction, but the essence of the Knower can never not exist.
Since the un–Self-Realized ajnani, though he is not really the Doer, imagines himself to be the Doer & considers the actions of the Body to be his own actions. He thinks the Self-Realized jnani to be similarly acting when the Body is active. But the Self-Realized jnani himself knows the Truth & is not confused. The state of a Self-Realized jnani cannot be determined by the ajnani & therefore the question troubles only the ajnani & never arises for the jnani. If one is a Doer he must determine the nature of the actions. The Self cannot be the Doer. Find out who is the Doer [said to be the Body, is contrarywise – God – depending on the perspective taken up] & the Self is revealed.
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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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