REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 195
[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.]
Consciousness, without which anything appended to Consciousness, is the Natural State (sahaja) of the Self. Of all one’s Ideas & Perceptions, which of them can be said to actually be one’s True Nature ? Though one may regard the clearer more spiritual Concepts & Perceptions as closer than cloudier ones, the clearest Concepts & Perceptions, being mere reflections of something beyond, none of them are actually the Consciousness itself. Consciousness, which is of the nature of the Self, transcends all Concepts & Perceptions. It is just so & always so. Therefore to abide in the Natural State of the Self, to know the ever–present nature of Existence & Consciousness, practice Self-Inquiry to know what is ever–present without a break for all Time.
Realization of the Self is the greatest help that can be rendered to humanity. Therefore, the Sages are said to be helpful, though they remain in forests. But it should not be forgotten that solitude is not in forests only. It can be had even in towns, in the thick of Worldly occupations.
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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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