REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 199
[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; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]
Freedom from delusion is the Natural State. Delusion consists of the confusion regarding the Self & the not-Self. It is a case of Mis-identification. It is confusion regarding Existence & and Object, including the Body, or and Idea, or between Consciousness & a thought, or notion. It is confusion regarding the always & the temporary. It is non–Discrimination of the Real & the un-Real. Realization is Freedom from Delusion & not a new attainment or acquisition, Freedom is realized by perceiving that the Delusion is but a thin veneer of assumptions that can be dissolved because they are false, unreal, & only conceptual, & are not realities. The Self is always free & unaffected by any Illusion. Self-Inquiry unto one’s True Nature yields Self-Abidance in this Natural, Real State.
What is Maya ? It is only Reality. Maya is used to signify the manifestations of the Reality. Thus Maya is only Reality.
(regarding Sri Sankaracharya)
Why worry about Sankaracharya ? Realize your own Self. Others can take care of themselves.
Bhagavan often told the story of a man who tried to get rid of his shadow by burying it in a pit. This man dug a hole and then stood on the edge of it in such a way that his shadow was cast on the bottom of the hole he had just made. After lining it up in, this way, he started throwing soil on the shadow in an attempt to bury it. Of course, no matter how much soil he put in the hole, the shadow still remained on top of it.
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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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