REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 175
[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.]
Sri Ramana Maharshi refers to Self-Realization as the Natural State (sahaja). The state of complete Freedom, of complete & indestructible Peace, & of complete inward Satisfaction or Joy is the Natural State (sahaja). It is not natural for anyone to feel bound, feel agitated, or suffer. This is why, when a person feels that way, he or she makes an effort, be it considered worldly or spiritual, to get beyond such. It is an intuition of what is the Natural State (sahaja), True State of the Self.
Realization is the result of the Guru’s Grace more than teachings, lectures, meditation, etc. They are only secondary aids, whereas the former (the Guru’s Grace) is the primary & essential cause.
Obstacles that hinder Realization of the Self are habits of mind (vasanas). Overcome the mental habits (vasanas) by realizing the Self.
It is the Ego which raises such difficulties, creating obstacles & then suffering from the perplexity of apparent paradoxes. Find out who makes the Self-Inquiry & the Self will be found.
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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
for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,