REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 145
[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 Self is Unborn, ever only One, Imperishable, always Unattached, Omnipresent, Space-like, & ever free. Without a body & Uncaused, the Self is said to be “Unborn”. Unborn, the Self, the only true “I” , is ever Brahman. Being Unborn, the Self is devoid of age & is deathless. Non-Dual, with no Cause & no Effect, the Self reposes, contented, in its own Bliss, Free & at Peace. Of the Nature of non–dependent Bliss, existing as the perfect Fullness within, not the result of anything, but of the very nature of Pure Existence, unmixed with Illusions, the Self remains forever.
In comparing oneself to a Sage, the difference “he” & “I” are the obstacles to Self-Knowledge, jnana.
Sankara in Vivekachudamani says that after the dissolution of the physical “sheath” the liberated man becomes like “water poured into water & oil into oil.”
It is a State in which there is neither Bondage nor Liberation. Taking another Body means throwing a veil, however subtle, upon Reality, which is Bondage. Liberation is Absolute & irrevocable.
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