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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 79

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 79

[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.]

Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Teaching is based on Knowledge of Reality, by the Reality, itself. So, it would not be right to call his Teaching a supposition, a doctrine, or anything similar. It is entirely of the True Nature of Transcendent Wisdom.  This Teaching  does not involve the Mind.  It is not a setting forth of ideas, even well-arranged ideas. It is the revelation of True Knowledge of the Real Self, by the Real Self, for Itself. So, it does not include any of the Duality, or any of the Triads (Knower, Knowing, Known, etc.), that one wants to dissolve. Duality is thinking that there is a Triadic state & a nonTriadic State.  Sri Ramana’s instruction deals directly with Reality.

The 3 States are seen as 3 only so long as Consciousness is not known as it is.  Dream is to Deep Dreamless Sleep, emerging but within it, “forming” yet not really so, for it is within the Formless.   So also is the Waking State to Turiya (the 4th), which is actually pure Consciousness.  Turiya, or the Transcendent State, is just pure Consciousness, which, being beyond the 3 States, is beyond the notion of a “4th State”.  So it is also called Turiyatita, “beyond the 4th“.  Consciousness remains as the one Existence, which is in, & which itself is, its Natural Innate State ever.  The 2 States of Waking & Dream are not consistently present.  Those States & Deep Dreamless Sleep are passing appearances.

[Ramana]

The apparent “World” is like a cinema-show.  There is the Light on the screen & the shadows flitting across it impress the audience as the enactment of some piece.  If in the same play an audience also is shown on the screen as part of the performance, the Seer & the Seen will then both be on the screen.  Apply it to yourself.  You are the screen, the Self has created the Ego, the Ego has its thoughts which are displayed as the World.  In reality, all these are nothing but the Self.  If you see the Self, the same will be found to be all, everywhere & always. Nothing but the Self exists.

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 78

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 78

[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.]

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt78

However you would define the World, as good or bad, or anything in between, however you would define the Individual, as being meritorious or not, or anything in between, & however you would define the Supreme Self, in whatever glorious terms, none of that can compare with remaining free of the Ego-“I” in which the Reality is known directly by oneself.  If identified with the Mind, it would not make a difference what kind of supposition you conceived or what doctrine was conceived on that basis, it still would be within the context of the Ego-“I”-assumption, which is the root of all Delusion.

The Self, Existence-Consciousness, is free of both Cause & Effect. In Self-Knowledge, neither the Veiling of the Reality nor the Illusion of Multiplicity, neither the non perception nor the misperception of real Existence.  The Self is Itself & knows itself as it is. From Existence-Consciousness comes Deep Dreamless Sleep.  From Deep Dreamless Sleep comes Dream, from Dream comes Waking.  Each succeeding State occurs within the preceding one.  All occurs within Existence-Consciousness, & that is what one truly is.  So it is better to say that the States of Mind, & the Worlds that appear in them, are in one’s Self than that one is in those States. Being beyond the states, the Self is called “the 4th,” yet it is only 1 & in its own State ever.

[Ramana]

Do all the many “things” exist at all apart from the Self ?  Find it out. You think that you see them. The thought is projected out from the Self.  Find out from where it rises. Thoughts will cease to rise & the Self alone will remain.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 77

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 77

[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.]

However you would define the World, as good or bad, or anything in between, however you would define the Individual, as being meritorious or not, or anything in between, & however you would define the Supreme Self, in whatever glorious terms, none of that can compare with remaining free of the Ego-“I” in which the Reality is known directly by oneself.  If identified with the Mind, it would not make a difference what kind of supposition you conceived or what doctrine was conceived on that basis, it still would be within the context of the Ego-“I”-assumption, which is the root of all Delusion.

In the State of Deep Dreamless Sleep, there is an absence of Waking & Dream thoughts & their content.  There is therefore no World, no Body, no Senses, no Ideas, no Memories, and no “Person” existing in the Deep Dreamless Sleep State.  Yet Existence-Consciousness still remains, & that Existence-Consciousness is the Self.  Even in the absence of thoughts in Deep Dreamless Sleep, the Self is unaffected by the absence of all else as it is when all else appears in the other 2 States.  Deep Dreamless Sleep is characterized by the presence of the Cause, but the absence of the Effect. [Pure “potentiality” without objective thought has Deep Dreamless Sleep called the “Causal” State or Plane.]

Therefore, it may be said that the unmanifest seeds of, or potential for Ignorance is present but not the effects of such Ignorance. In Deep Dreamless Sleep there is only the nonperception of Reality, while the Projection, or Hallucination of Multiplicity & Form is not present.

[Ramana]

Who is to know the Self ?  Can the insentient Body know the Self ?  All the time you speak & think of your “I”, yet when questioned you deny knowledge of it.  You are the Self, yet you ask how to know the Self.

Your Self-Realization is the best help you can possibly offer “others”.  But there are no others to be helped. For a realized being sees only the Self, just like a goldsmith estimating the gold in various items of jewelry sees only gold.  When you identify yourself with the Body then only the forms & shapes are there.  But when you transcend your Body the others disappear along with your body-consciousness.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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www.jpstiga.com/

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Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 76

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 76

[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.]

However we would name & explain, from Dual to Non-Dual, the Individual, the World, & the Supreme, even if we give them exceedingly eloquent names with eloquent explanations, none of that would compare to remaining free of the Ego“I”notion. This is the best of all because whatever is built on the basis of an Ego“I”notion is only as real, or as unreal, as the Ego“I”notion itself.  Do we attempt to figure out what something is, or do we attempt to know ourselves ?  A supposition is a guess at what is. Truth transcends suppositions & is not realized through suppositions.  It is realized by direct Self-Inquiry that yields true Knowledge,

Everything experienced in a State ( Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep) changes within the state itself or changes with the changing of the State to another State. Only Existence-Consciousness remains the same, unaffected by the changes of such experiences & the change of State.  So what is present in the Waking State may be absent in the Dream State. What is present in a Dream is absent in Waking. W hat appears within a State is that “State of Mind” itself.  The Dreaming State of Mind itself appears as all that is experienced in the Dream.  So too is it with the Waking State experiences.  The State of Mind itself composes all that appears within it.

[Ramana]

Knowing the Self is being the Self, & “being” means Existence, one’s own Existence.  No one denies one’s Existence any more than one denies one’s eyes, although one cannot see them.  The trouble lies with your desire to objectify the Self, in the same way as you objectify your eyes when you place a mirror before them. You have been so accustomed to objectivity that  have lost the knowledge of yourself, simply because the Self cannot be objectified.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 75

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 75

[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.]

If there is the Egonotion “I”, then Individuality is built up, & the qualities of the Individual are conceived.  Just as the qualities of the Individual are conceived, so are the qualities of the World conceived, & when considering the Supreme (God) or the Supreme Self, all that is viewed in accordance with the perspective of that Individual.  Examine your own approach when you attempt to know what the World is, what the Supreme Self is, & what the Individual is. Is it as if you were approaching a topic of study, with naming, analyzing, & explaining ?  Certainly, wise Sages, have given names to these 3 things the Individual, the World, & the Supreme Self.  But what has been the purpose in their naming and explaining ? Those 3 are not objective, concrete realities. They have been named or explained only for the purpose of negation, of sweeping them aside, so that the real singular Existence is revealed.  That Triad appears so long as the Ego“I”notion exists. As long as the “I”notion exists, we treat the Supreme Self as if it were some object. We treat the World as if it were something objective.  This includes the characteristics, traits, qualities, & the tendencies accruing to the Individual, which are then treated as if they were objectively existing things in that World.

Thoughts move in modes & patterns.  Innumerable thoughts & modes are contained in States of Mind (like Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep). In the first 2, thought  projects itself into itself (the character seems to be thinking & knowing), & the content of thought changes according to those States. The Waking State is equivalent to the Dream. In both, the same multiplicity manifests.  In both, Subject & Object appear.  The same kinds of mental functions appear in both States.  In both, the same tendency to identify as a particular character with a particular Body exists.  Cause & Effect are present in both States. Both are characterized by a nonperception of Reality & a misperception of Reality, which are equivalent to not seeing a Rope & imagining it to be a Snake. These 2 States: Waking & Dreaming, are conflicting (which Body are we supposed to be ?) & mutually contradictory.

[Ramana]

See if the unreal ever did “spring” from the Real.  There is no such thing as the “unreal”, from another standpoint. The Self alone exists. When you try to trace the Ego, which is the basis of the perception of the World & everything else, you find the Ego does not exist at all & neither does all this “Creation” that you see.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 74

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 74

[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.]

The Teaching of Non-Duality, Advaita Vedanta is the final, highest Knowledge, not a set of suppositions, for it does not begin by naming or explaining the World, the Individual, the Supreme. Advaita Vedanta begins with Existence.  It begins where we (Ego“I” Individuals) end.  Advaita Vedanta does not attempt to name or explain things that are supposed to exist, but rather aims at Self-Inquiry into the very Nature of Existence.  What is it that is called the Individual ?  However the Individual is named or explained, so in accordance with that is the World & the Supreme Self explained.

Since there are truly no “internal” & “external” aspects in a Dream, though in the Dream those appear, so it is with thought now in the Waking State in which this writing is probably appearing.  Even the largest thought occupies no Space, & the longest one endures for no time.  Therefore all that is conceived is Maya (Illusion).  One thinks, envisions, dreams, & such with no respect to physical things, such as when thinking of a large mountain or dreaming of being in another place.  We do not travel to those places & those things are not altered in any way.  So likewise, all is thought inclusive of the large & small, now & then, this & that, you & I, he & she, here & there; past, present, & future.  Again, no effect or from all things, all actions, all occurrences, Life & Death, & all that is considered the Universe-Individual-God (jagad-jiva-para). T he Self transcends all this, for it is free from though t.

[Ramana]

Ignorance is forgetfulness of the Self.  Can there be darkness before the Sun ?  Similarly, can there be Ignorance before the selfevident & self-luminous Self ?  If you know the Self there will be no “darkness”, no Ignorance, & no misery.  It is the Mind which feels the trouble & misery.  “Darkness” never comes nor goes.  See the Sun & there is no darkness.  Similarly, see the Self & Ignorance will be found not to exist.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

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www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 73

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 73

[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.]

The only way of knowing what it is that is really your Self, what really is the Supreme Self, & what is really the nature of the Universe is remaining devoid of the assumption if an Ego“I”.  Once Individuality is assumed, then there is “this”, there are other things.  If there is dissolution of this false Ego“I” assumption, what is left ?  Without the “I”, what is the World & the Body that experiences that World ?  Without the “I”, what is left of those we call “you”, of others ?  Without the Ego“I”notion, what is our view of the Supreme Self ?  What has become of these ?  The 3 (the Individual, the World, the Supreme) are no longer 3.  What remains of them, and what has happened to their distinction ? Knowing or “naming” any of that “Triad” cannot compare to remaining without the false Ego“I”notion, because, without the false notion of  “I” , Pure Existence knows itself. It is not 3fold. It is that which is ever Undivided.

The apparent interaction of things upon “thought” & thoughts upon “things” is entirely a play of thought, which is merely thoughts affecting thoughts. Thought itself projects itself into itself.  There is no “in” or “out” for such are only mere notions.  It is just like the appearance of a Dream thinker in a Dream.  There appear to be his perceptions of the objects & his interior thoughts, be they conceptions, associations, emotions, memories, etc.  The whole of the Dream, “inner” & “outer”, is actually just composed of thought appearing in various ways.

[Ramana]

The Ego does not exist.  Otherwise do you admit of 2 selves ?  How can there be Ignorance in the absence of the Ego ?  If you begin Self-Inquiry, the Ignorance which is already non-existent will be found not to exist. Or else you will say it has “fled” away.  Ignorance pertains to the Ego. Why do you think of the Ego & also suffer ?  What is Ignorance again ?  It is that which is nonexistent.

The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through  www.jpstiga.com 

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality – new & final version” with link:

http://Being-as-Consciousness.blogspot.com/

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice, see:  www.ajatavada.com/