REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 178
[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 Natural State of the Self is Freedom, & bondage is unnatural. It is deep Happiness, or Bliss, that does not depend on a cause, but is one with pure Existence, experienced directly when it is not overshadowed by the false notions of Ignorance. The Self in its Natural State, is free from all thoughts & all objects. This Self-Realization itself is effortless. There is no struggle to maintain it, for it is free of Duality. Self-Realization is not a becoming of anything in addition to the real Existence of the Self.
There is no harm in the case that you fall asleep. If it is a “blank”, pursue Self-Inquiry: “For whom is the blank ? Find out. You cannot deny yourself at any time. The Self is ever there & continues in all States. Watchfulness is the Waking State. Therefore the State will not be one of Deep Sleep, but rather “sleepless sleep“. If you go the way of your thoughts, you will be carried away by them & you will find yourself in an endless maze. Go back to tracing the source of thoughts. In that way, the thoughts will disappear & the Self alone will remain.
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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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