REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 185
[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.]
We cannot truly say Sensing “of it”, but just “Sensing”, because we do not know the “it” but only just the Sensing. Something shines so that the Senses seem to be active. Something makes the Senses appear. What is it ? According to the mode of the Mind, so is the mode of the Senses &, therefore, the corresponding Objects. We see this very vividly & markedly in the contrast between the & Dreaming states. A Waking state of Mind has a Waking set of Senses, & a Dreaming state of Mind is endowed with a Dreaming state of Senses. From the vantage point of the Waking state, we know that the Dreaming senses are entirely just the Dreaming Mind. We should see the Waking Senses in the same way. The Waking Senses apparently perceive a Waking World. The Dreaming Senses apparently see a Dream World.
What is Time ? Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality. Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it Time, it is Time. If you call it Existence, it is Existence, & so on. After calling it Time, you divide it into days & nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc. Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge (jnana).
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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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