REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 174
[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.]
With Self-Inquiry within as to:“Who am I ?” one’s aim should be to liberate oneself from Mis-identifications & know the Self as it is. One should be in search of the very Existence–Consciousness that one really always is, even if it seems apparently veiled. With each sensation or thought that arises, whether it pertains to the World, the Body, or the Mind, one should ask oneself: “For whom is it ?” The inner answer will naturally be: “Is is for me.” Having this abandoned the objective outlook & thus endowed with a truly inward-turned Mind, one should then as: “Who am I ?” Whatever objective definition seems to be there, cast it off as not “I” with the Self-Inquiry: “Who am I ?”
On the subject of Grace, it has been said that: “A salt doll diving into the sea will not be protected by a waterproof coat.” The Body is the waterproof coat.
On the subject of preventing the Mind from being distracted, you see the objects on forgetting your own Self. If you keep hold of your Self, you will not see the objective World.
A child & a Sage (Jnani) are similar in a way. Incidents interest a child only so long as they last. It ceases to think of them after they have passed away. So then, it is apparent that they do not leave any impression on the child & it is not affected by them mentally. So it is with a Sage.
Find out what is knowledge. That is Liberation (mukti).
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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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