REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 184
[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.]
Sound is given as an example by Sri Ramana & implies the entire series of Senses. The Maharshi says that Sound & others compose the entire World. Consider meditatively: what do you know of the World ? Do you know anything but the 5 Senses – Seeing, Hearing, Touching, & the rest ? In the Mind, these together form a picture. You refer to that as “the World”, & it appears as if external to the Senses, when, actually, it is composed of the Senses. We may understand this by considering the Senses in terms of the experience of Sensing, rather than the particular Sense Organs, such as the Eyes, Ears, Skin, etc. All that you know of the World is the Sensing of it.
The only Reality (Brahman) is the Self from where the Ego appears, & runs through thoughts which manifest themselves as the Universe and in which the mothers & fathers, friends, & relatives appear & disappear. They are nothing but manifestations of the Self so that one’s parents are not outside the Self. So there is no reason to mourn. Learn it, realize it, & be happy.
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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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