REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 139
[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.]
The definition of oneself as an Individual, as an embodied being, is false.
Consciousness is self–luminous. By its Light all appear. When all disappear, Consciousness is still the same. The Known has no Light of its own. By Self-Inquiry one should trace this Light inward to realize that which is perpetually illuminating. That ever-shining, colorless Light illumines the Senses & the Mind, but can never be seen by the senses or envisioned by the Mind. Knowledge, or direct experience, of this Light consists of identity with it. Changeless, blemishless, ever free, immovable, eternal, bodiless, & imperishable, without Ignorance or Knowledge, the Self is of the Nature of Consciousness alone. Being, the Self, is the sole, ever-existent, Non-Dual Reality.
The Self-Realized jnani sees perceptual differences, but only as appearances. He sees them as not separate from the True & the Real with which he is one. Equality is the true sign of jnana. The very term “equality” implies the existence of differences. Equality is a unity that the jnani perceives in all differences. Equality does not mean ignorance of distinctions. When you have Self-Realization you can see that these differences are very superficial, that they are not at all substantial or permanent, & what is essential in all these appearances is the one Real Truth.
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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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