REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 180
[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.]
Even is one’s Existence is not known as it is, it is still present. When one realizes the Self, one sees that it is not a new state, but is That which is ever-existent. Only now, the imagined Bondage & the Illusion characterized by suffering are no more.
Self-Inquiry is a finding out what is true about one’s True Nature, one’s actual Existence, In Non-Duality, that which causes one to suffer, which are the false notions in his own Mind, are regarded as un-natural, not inherent in oneself, but something one falsely attributes to himself, One who suffers is one who believes these false notions to be true.
What remains when these false notions to be true. What remains when these false notions are no more is what is natural, & what is natural is something actually present all the time. Self-Inquiry is a precise means of knowing that Natural State (sahaja).
The Waking State is like a cinema-show. There is the light on the screen & the shadows flitting across impress the audience as the enactment of some piece. Similarly also will it be, if in the same play an audience also is shown. The Seer, the Seen, will then only be the screen. Apply it to yourself. You are the screen, the Self has created the Ego, the Ego has its accretions of thoughts which are displayed as the World, the trees, plants, etc., of which you are asking. In Reality, all these are nothing but the Self. If you see the Self, the same will be found to be all, everywhere & always. Nothing but the Self exists. Even the thought, “I do not realize” is a hindrance. In fact, the Self alone is.
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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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