REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 205
[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]
If there is One Self, why should there be this distinguishing in the practice of Self-Inquiry? This Discrimination is only for the purpose of elimination of the un-real from one’s experience. The Discrimination is neither an end in itself nor a destruction of anything actually real. Between the Real & the un-real there is no division, since the Real is That which alone exists & the un-real does not exist at all. Self-Inquiry involves the Discernment of what is truly the Self & the cessation of the confounding of it with what is un-natural, or not really “I”.
There is only one experience. What are the worldly experiences but those built up on the false “I” ? Ask the most successful man of the world if he knows his Self. He will say “No”. What can any one know without knowing the Self ? All worldly knowledge is built upon such a flimsy foundation.
Consciousness alone exists. If you have a firm conviction that this is the truth, one day this firm conviction will mature to the point where it becomes your direct experience.
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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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