REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 173
[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.]
Though the Teachings of Non-Duality make expedient, beneficial use of the various explanations found in other views in order to help a seeker toward Liberation, the final Truth is utter Non-Duality, & the essential practice is Self-Inquiry to know oneself.
All these views concisely mentioned above are dependent upon one’s view of the Self. The degree of Ignorance or Knowledge regarding the Self determines the experience of all these. Therefore one ought to meditate by Self-Inquiry to determine one’s True Nature.
If a man thinks that his Happiness is due to external causes & his possessions, it is reasonable to conclude that his Happiness must increase with the increase of possessions & diminish in proportion to their diminution. Therefore if he is devoid of possessions, his Happiness should be nil. hat is the real experience of man ? Does it conform to this view ? In Deep Sleep the man is devoid of possessions, including his own Body. Instead of being unhappy he is quite happy. Everyone desires to sleep soundly. The conclusion is that Happiness is inherent in man & is not due to external causes. One must realize his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed Happiness.
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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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