REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 177
[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.]
Self-Realization is something intrinsic (inwardly essential) to oneself, of the very nature one’s Existence. Even if not known as it is, one’s Existence is still present. When one realizes the Self, on sees that it is not a new state, but that which is ever-existent. But the imagined bondage & the illusions characterized by suffering are no more. Then, the Natural State of the Self is not something that comes & goes, but is always present. In the Natural State (sahaja) one knows oneself as one truly is & does not mis-identify with what is passing, be it the Body, the Senses, or the ideas & states of the Mind. In Reality, which is ever existent, one finds real Peace.
Did you not exist in Deep Sleep ? Did you know then that you were asleep or unaware of the World ? It is only in the Waking State that you describe the experience of Deep Sleep as being unawareness. Therefore Consciousness when asleep is the same as that when awake. If you know what this Waking Consciousness is, you will know the consciousness which Witnesses all the 3 States (Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep). Such Consciousness could be found by seeking Consciousness as it was in Deep Sleep.
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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,