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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 165

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 165

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

 Absolute Reality, Brahman is said to be Existence-Conciousness-Bliss, with no Individuality at all, & not defined by a Mind or a Body.  It is not a “self” or a soul, but the Self, without limit, definition, or form.  It is the Reality, without coming or going, without birth or death.  It is utterly Impersonal & attributeless.  The Non-Dual practice is that of singular Self-Inquiry to know the Self.  Not the Self in relation to anything else, but to know it is free of Mis-identification.

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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 164

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 164

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

The attributes of the ego may be questioned or released, such as aspects of the mind or tendencies of thought, but the ego itself, or individuality, is not actually inquired into. The individual is the one who is attempting to combine the higher experiences with the retained belief of a manifest world, which is perceived, or conceived, by a process of misidentification.

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 163

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 163

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

In Qualified Non-Duality, the “self” is regarded as the experiencer. This may be as a sensing entity or as a mental entity. Even as a sensing entity, the emphasis will still be on the awareness incorporated in the sensory experience, because anything spiritual presumes one is not identifying as a mere body seeking mere sensory things. If there is merger, the experiencer remains or returns as the “ongoing reality” and the higher experience is regarded as that which comes and goes.

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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 162

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 162

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

Because of misidentification, all the activities of the mind and body are regarded as one’s own, and the existence of the ego is unquestioned. Yet one dedicates these activities in service to God according to His will, thus attenuating the influence of egotism. In qualified dualism, the self is regarded as an individual soul with a spark of the divine within it. The soul should be guided by that spark. There is identity will all the activities of the body and mind and no real questioning of the existence of the ego, but the inner divinity can guide these in addition to the will of God in an outer way.

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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 161

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 161

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

Reality, itself, is immutable, forever indivisible, always present, and without a second or anything other. The view of oneself may be a collection of misidentifications, or it may be actual Knowledge of oneself. The deeper, or higher, the view, the more nondual it will be. It is dualism when one’s identity, the self, is regarded as an individual soul encased within a body. It will thus be always less than and different from God. Even after death, there will be a soul with another kind of body, even if it be more subtle.

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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 160

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 160

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

The practice is one of Knowledge, the prime method of which is Self-Inquiry, the finding of the answer within oneself to the introspective question, “Who am I?” Knowledge, itself, is the path, or the means of spiritual practice, and the method of meditation is Self-inquiry. In Non-Duality, the aim of the reception and absorption of spiritual instruction is the Knowledge of “That thou art,” as the Upanishad declares. In Non-Duality, the Absolute is known as Existence itself, or as Consciousness, itself. Meditations on the substrate, the background, the all-pervading One, and such are understood as steps and not the final Reality.

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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 159

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 159

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

In pure, or UnQualified Non-Duality, the Absolute is the Self, and the Self is the Absolute. There is no other Absolute and no other self. They are forever indivisible. Union is ever the reality, or it may be said there is never a division at any time. All differentiation is regarded as the misperception of a rope to be a snake; it is purely ignorance, or imagination, and never real at any time. There is no individuality, and the ego-death or destruction of that ignorant ego-assumption, with its concomitant ideas of all else, is by Knowledge.

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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 158

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 158

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

The view of Qualified Non-Duality is that the Absolute is of the same nature as oneself, one’s self being of the same nature as it, though there are distinctions, such as a difference in vastness, steadiness of experience, and such. It is said to be as a glass of water and the ocean. They both are water, the same thing, yet they are not the same. One’s understanding can extend to the point of viewing the Absolute as a background of all, as a substrate of all, as that from which everything arises and to which all will return, & even as that which pervades everyone & everything with a distinction between the Pervader & the pervaded. There can be experience of union, but this will be followed by separation again, though there can be a memory of the union while differentiation resumes. The individual experiencer remains, for whom all else arises, who thinks, who feels, who acts, and such. With the view of qualified nonduality, spiritual practice will be one of attempting merger or union. The Absolute is viewed more impersonally, as a greater intelligence or as some all-pervading presence.

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 157

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 157

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

The Absolute may be regarded as something to which one will eventually return, but it is not regarded as the same as one’s own state now or as one’s nature. With such a view, spiritual practice is to maintain a relation to the Absolute with the knowledge that one was once part of that limitless Being and one may return to it, but, for now, one must seek to deepen one’s relation to that God. The Supreme is viewed as similar to a person, yet on a grander scale, but which has left its mark, spark, or a trace of itself in the individual. With qualified dualism as one’s view, spiritual practice aims at the strengthening of the relation with the Lord, the Supreme.

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 156

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 156

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

In dualism, the Absolute is viewed as if with all the qualities of a person, but on a grander scale, distinct from all others. A qualified dualistic view supposes the Absolute to be one thing and oneself another, but there is some sameness due to relation. The Absolute may be regarded as one’s source, just as a spark has fire as its source, but it is not regarded as the same as the fire itself.

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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 155

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 155

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

The deeper the experience, the more transcendent of notions it is and the more nondual it is. An unqualified dualistic view asserts that the Absolute is one thing and oneself another. There is a God, by whatever name called, and there is a separate soul, by whatever name called, and these are regarded as different in every respect. Though there may be similarities, such as both lasting forever, they are regarded as different as two distinct objects, as different as an elephant and a king, as in the Puranic story of the sage, Ribhu, and his disciple, Nidagha. With such an approach, one practices to establish some relation to the Supreme, the Lord, but there is no union or merger. Even in a heavenly realm, the distinction still persists.

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 154

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 154

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

The view to which one adheres will determine what kinds of spiritual practices are engaged in and how they are practiced. These are not only basic views, forming one’s beliefs, determining the manner of practice & the resultant experiences, but also represent degrees of depth, or height, of spiritual experience. Each succeeding one is more of the Truth, less of the ego, more of Liberation, less of bondage, more of Knowledge, and less of unexamined ignorance. In one’s spiritual aspiration, one necessarily has a view of what the Absolute is, be it a set of ideas or a result of inner 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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 153

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 153

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

The great sage, Adi Sankara, observed that one can hold any of 4our views. One can adhere to an unqualified dualistic view. This means sheer dualism without any exception. One can possess a view of qualified dualism. This is a belief in dualism with some exceptions. One may hold a view of qualified nondualism, that is, some nonduality while retaining some exceptions or dualisms. Or one can embrace pure, unqualified nonduality.

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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 152

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 152

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

Just as one, wishing to arrive somewhere, needs to first know where it is that he wishes to go and how to proceed to there, so, too, one needs to recognize that the place of arrival, which is the highest Truth, the means to arrive, which is knowledge, and the traveler, which is oneself, are all in the same place, of the same nature, and are, indeed, the very same thing. Regardless of what names are given to the Supreme, what symbols are used, and what practices are utilized, certain views are assumed around which all these revolve. These understandings, views, or beliefs pertain to the Absolute, the self, and what is regarded as real, which in many cases will be the world or worlds.

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 151

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 151

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

On a path of Self-Knowledge, Discrimination signifies the ability to discern what is true and also implies the ability to determine what is false or unreal. By so discerning, or discriminating, one pursues Truth to realize it and destroys the dream of illusion or ignorance.

Ignorance creates suffering. What destroys ignorance reveals blissful freedom, or Liberation. Ignorance is destroyed when one discerns that it is, indeed, ignorance and not the Truth. Ignorance exists and is binding only if one conjures it up and believes it. If, by Discrimination, one discerns its unreality, or false nature, it no longer binds and ceases to exist. In its place is found real Knowledge, which is Knowledge of the Reality itself.

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 150

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 150

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

Deep meditation dissolves the ego, ignorance, and bondage of the one who ardently meditates. Inquiry within oneself to know oneself reveals the true Self to be limitless Consciousness, Absolute Being, and unconditioned Bliss. This is one’s very Existence. One should continue meditating on the teachings of Self-Knowledge by the practice of Self-inquiry until one conclusively realizes the Self and abides without the least trace of ignorance or bondage. Listening, reflection, and deep meditation are said to constitute ways of practicing Knowledge. Inquiring “Who am I?”, knowing oneself free of misidentification, and steady abidance as the Self always are the inner experiences of these.

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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 149

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 149

[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.]

It is impossible for Pure Existence to become other than what it is, for oneself to become other than the Self.  Thus there is no falling away from one’s nature into Maya (illusion), & there is no becoming the Self anew.  Sri Sankara revealed that one cannot become other than what one is, for if one becomes another, one is destroyed. Thus, just as one cannot become other than Brahman, one cannot become Brahman. Knowledge simply reveals the Truth.

[Ramana]

Because the Intellect holds you at present, you are in the grip of the Intellect in the Waking State when you discuss matters.

Grace is needed for Self-Realization.  Grace is the Self.  Grace is not always manifest because of Ignorance prevailing.  With sincere study & trust in the Teaching, Grace will become manifest.  Trust, Grace, Light, Spirit, are all synonymous with the Self.

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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 148

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 148

[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.]

With no Delusion, there is no Birth, as no Cause means no Effect. If there is Freedom from Delusion, even the notion that one has been born is absent; so how can there be birth again when there has never been birth at all for the Self ?  “I” & “this” are nonexistent in the Knowledge of the Self.  So the false notions, “I am this, this is mine, this is so, I am so, & another is not so,”   these are also absent. One who has realized Self-Knowledge is, as the Maharshi states, though in the Waking State yet like one in Deep Dreamless Sleep.  Though perceiving the World, yet he does not; though acting, he is really actionless. The sign of the true Knowledge of the Supreme Truth is Liberation, complete Detachment from all that is unreal, & being ever Space-like.

[Ramana]

 The World consists of diverse Multiplicity, which is a function of the Mind.  The Mind shares the Reflected Light the Light reflected from the Self.  Images in the Cinema are seen only in diffuse, artificial light, but not in a strong glare of a thick darkness.  So also the images the make up the “World” are perceptible only in the diffuse, reflected light of the Self through the darkness of Ignorance.  The World cannot be seen whether in pure Ignorance (notknowing), as in Deep Dreamless Sleep , or in pure Light as in Self-Realization.  Ignorance is ever the cause of Multiplicity.

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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 147

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 147

[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.]

One should inwardly know, “The Body, Mind, & Ego are not ‘I’.  Nor are they mine.” Though all-pervading, the Self does not become attached, due to its Formlessness, even when appearing as if endowed with a Mind & a Body. The Self is ever the Absolute & Non-Dual.  The consideration of it as otherwise is due solely to Ignorance. The scriptures declare that one who remains in the certain Knowledge of Brahman is never born again. Birth is a Delusion.

[Ramana]

There is a World perceived.  That perception is only apparent.  The perception requires location for existence & light.  Such existence & light are simultaneous with the rise of the Mind.  So the “physical existence” & illumination are part of mental existence & illumination which in turn are not absolute for the Mind rises & sinks.  The Mind has its substratum in the Self, which is self-evident that is It’s Existence & self-luminosity are obvious.  That is Absolute Existence which continuous throughout Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep.

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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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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 146

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 146

[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.]

All the perceptions of the 3 States [Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep] belong to Illusion & not to the Self.  The 3 States have no existence independent of the Self, yet they do not have any existence dependent upon the Self.  That which is the knower of the 3 States, called “the 4th” is really the 1withouta2nd.  The Ego, the Mind, & embodiment are Illusions. Accepted as real, they are productive of suffering. The changeless Self is not modified into or by them.

[Ramana]

Self-Knowledge is obvious & yet can be hidden by the wrong identification of the Self with the EgoMind & Body in a World. Putting an end to these thoughts allows the Self to shine forth of itself.  Find the basis if the thoughts.  All if them are strung on the single “I”thought.  Subdue that “I”thought & other thoughts also subside.

There is no use in “knowing” other things besides the Self.  If the Self is known, all else becomes known.  Self-Realization is one’s primary & sole duty.

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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 145

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 145

[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 Self is Unborn, ever only One, Imperishable, always Unattached, Omnipresent, Space-like, & ever free.  Without a body & Uncaused, the Self is said to be “Unborn”. Unborn, the Self, the only true “I” , is ever Brahman.  Being Unborn, the Self is devoid of age & is deathless. Non-Dual, with no Cause & no Effect, the Self reposes, contented, in its own Bliss, Free & at Peace. Of the Nature of nondependent Bliss, existing as the perfect Fullness within, not the result of anything, but of the very nature of Pure Existence, unmixed with Illusions, the Self remains forever.

[Ramana]

In comparing oneself to a Sage, the difference “he” & “I” are the obstacles to Self-Knowledge,  jnana.

Sankara in Vivekachudamani says that after the dissolution of the physical “sheath” the liberated man becomes like “water poured into water & oil into oil.”

It is a State in which there is neither Bondage nor Liberation. Taking another Body means throwing a veil, however subtle, upon Reality, which is Bondage. Liberation is Absolute & irrevocable.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 144

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 144

[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 all-pervasive, formless Brahman is the innermost, formless Self. If misidentification with the body, mind, and ego ceases, this becomes self-evident. All forms, all objects of knowledge, all that appear to come into being, are as unreal as what is seen in a dream—the illusion of ignorance. Duality has no real existence. If this is realized, the Knowledge thus realized is objectless and eternal. The “I” is Brahman. The Self, of the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss, is always and can never actually be veiled.

[Ramana]

There is really no Liberation, so where are the Liberated ?  Liberation is synonymous with the Self.

The Self-Realized jnani is not conscious of Liberation or Bondage.  Bondage, Liberation, etc. are terms for use by an ajnani  in the course shaking off Ignorance.  There is only Liberation & nothing else.

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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 143

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 143

[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.]

All modes of Mind & corresponding conduct are the Delusions born of the “I am the Body” belief, with its associated idea of Individuals inhabiting those Bodies conceived as oneself & others. Believing the Self to be tainted by the defects of, & defined & bound by, the Body, Mind, & Ego is Ignorance. Without these Mis-identifications, one is like clear, Vast Space. Space-like Existence-Consciousness is the Self, &nd this Self is itself the very substance of its Knowledge. The Self cannot be an object of knowledge, just as it cannot be an object of Senses. It has no Form.

[Ramana]

The Self-Realized jnani laughs with the laughing, plays with the playful, sings with those who sing, keeping time to the song.  What does he lose ?  His presence is like a pure, transparent mirror.  It reflects the image exactly as it is.  But the jnani, who is only a mirror, is unaffected by actions.  How can a mirror, or the stand on which it is mounted, be affected by the reflections ?  Nothing affects them since they are mere supports.

On the other hand, the Actors in the World   the Doers of all acts, the unSelf-Realized ajnanis    they must decide for themselves what song & what action is for the welfare of the world, what is in accordance with the Sciptures, and what is practical.

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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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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 142

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 142

[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.]

When a human being determines by Self-Knowledge what in Truth what his Existence is, Absolute Being is known. And if this is without doubt & without wavering, one has thus known what needs to be known, has experienced what needs to be experienced, & has realized what needs to be realized.  The Self is bodiless & is the same in all beings.  Being the same in all beings, all Bodies are one’s own, while one is actually bodiless.  If one is bodiless, all is oneself, & all belongs to oneself, how can Delusion, Desire, Anger, & such arise ?

[Ramana]

Self-Realized jnanis are the same in any state or condition, since they know Reality, the Truth.  In their daily routines the jnanis act only for others. Not a single action is done for themselves. I have already told you many times that just as there are people whose profession is to mourn for a fee, so also the jnanis do things for the sake of others withou detachment, without themselves being affected.

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  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 141

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 141

[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 descriptions of the Self & the negation of attributes & limited definitions of the Self, such as that it is bodiless, non-sensory, without Life-Energy (prana), free from thought, etc., would be meaningless if they referred to some sort of other Self different from the aspirant’s own True Self.  There are not 2 selves in the same one being.  There is 1 Self, & when known as it is, it is Infinite & Eternal, not a being, but just Pure Existence. To realize this, the Knowledge of oneself as the Self, free from the Body & such, must become as certain & steady as the belief of a human being that he is a human being, which a human being does not doubt on any occasion.

[Ramana]

Friendship, equality, kindness, Happiness & such other attitudes become natural to the Self-Realized jnani. Affection towards the good, kindness towards the helpless, Happiness in doing good deeds, forgiveness towards the wicked, all such things are natural characteristics of the jnani.

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  the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome  Ajata Vada

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 140

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 140

[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.]

One can know Absolute Being, or Brahman, only by being identical with Brahman.  He cannot know That if it is different from himself.  The Self, being Non-Dual Consciousness, cannot know an “other”.  The Self, being the sole-existent Consciousness, cannot be known by another.  The Self alone can know itself.  There would be no use for the countless descriptions of the Absolute by the Scriptures & the holy Sages, & no use for the negation of all limited definitions, if That, the Self, were other than one’s own Self.  What purpose would be served by speaking of something that could never be experienced at all ?  The negation of attributes & limited definitions of Brahman, as given in such spiritual instructions, must be understood to be the negation of attributes and limited definitions of the Self. If they are to be applied to oneself, they involve the negation of superimposition upon the Self of what is not the Self.

[Ramana]

The jnani appreciates the distinctions referring to sound, taste, form, smell, etc. , but he always perceives & experiences the One Reality in all of them.  That is why he has no preferences.  Whether he moves about, or talks, or acts, it is all the One Reality in which he acts or moves or talks.  He sees nothing as apart from the One Supreme Truth.

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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 139

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 139

[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 definition of oneself as an Individual, as an embodied being, is false.

Consciousness is selfluminous.  By its Light all appear. When all disappear, Consciousness is still the same. The Known has no Light of its own.  By Self-Inquiry one should trace this Light inward to realize that which is perpetually illuminating. That ever-shining, colorless Light illumines the Senses & the Mind, but can never be seen by the senses or envisioned by the Mind.  Knowledge, or direct experience, of this Light consists of identity with it. Changeless, blemishless, ever free, immovable, eternal, bodiless, & imperishable, without Ignorance or Knowledge, the Self is of the Nature of Consciousness alone. Being, the Self, is the sole, ever-existent, Non-Dual Reality.

[Ramana]

The Self-Realized jnani sees perceptual differences, but only as appearances. He sees them as not separate from the True & the Real with which he is one.  Equality is the true sign of jnana.  The very term “equality” implies the existence of differences.  Equality is a unity that the jnani perceives in all differences.  Equality does not mean ignorance of distinctions.  When you have Self-Realization you can see that these differences are very superficial, that they are not at all substantial or permanent, & what is essential in all these appearances is the one Real Truth.

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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 138

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 138

[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 Self alone is capable of knowing itself  & in truth there is no “other” to do so.  The essential practice of Self-Knowledge, for this Self-Realization, consists of Knowledge, which in practical application takes the form of the Self-Inquiry summed up in the phrase “Who am I ?”

One who knows himself truly knows, “I am without a Body” & “I am not engaged in any bodily activity”, “I am without the Senses”, & “I am not engaged in any sensing.”  “I do not have speech, & I do not speak. I do not have Life-Energy (Prana), & I neither live nor die. I do not have a Mind, & I never think.  I am not an “I”, or an Individual being, & there is nothing I become.”

Such a Sage need not “think” all the above statements in so many words.  It is so, & expression has merely been given to such here to indicate that which is actually indescribable & of the nature of Silent Knowledge.  Since the Eternal Self is always of the nature of Consciousness, it is ever without Ignorance.  Similarly, the Self is without knowledge conceived as a state or mode of Mind.  The Self  has no states or phases, and, therefore, is beyond both ignorance and knowledge. The only true Knowledge is the Self, itself.

[Ramana]

There is an illustration for the Illusion or superimposition involving 2 friends who fell sleep side by side. One of them dreamt that both of them had gone on a long journey & that they had had strange experiences. On waking up he recapitulated them & asked his friend if it was not so. The other one simply ridiculed him saying that it was only his Dream & could not affect the other.  So it is with the un–Self-Realized ajnani who superimposes his Illusory ideas on others.

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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 137

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 137

[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.]

Self-Realization is remaining as the Self.  That is, the Self’s Existence as one’s sole Identity, without an alternative, as the Reality without “other”,  without–a–2nd, without Duality.  Therefore, no Individual becomes Self-Realized.  When the imagined Individuality is abandoned, the Self remains self-revealed, comprehending itself in Self-Knowledge.

For the Realization of the immortal Bliss of eternal Being, one should know oneself as the knower alone, which is unalloyed, boundless Consciousness. In knowing the Self truly, one knows that Consciousness is never non–existent & never alters its Nature.  Since it is without an Ego, Consciousness is never an Experiencer, a Thinker, a sensory Perceiver, a Performer of action, or an individualized Knower.

[Ramana]

A Self-Realized jnani sees no one as an un–Self-Realized ajnani.  All are only jnanis in his sight.  In the ignorant state, one super–imposes one’s Ignorance on a jnani & mistakes him for a Doer. In the state of jnana, the jnani sees nothing separate from the Self.  The Self is all shining & only pure jnana.  So there is no ajnana in his sight.

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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 136

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 136

[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 have never actually experienced sensing. We have experienced only the state of Mind that composes those Senses.  All of that has just been in the Mind. The entire objective scene, even if thought to be external & even the thought “that it is external,” is also part of this instrument of the Mind. Who sees the Mind is the Self, formless, without instrument, without form, without shape, without definition, & without a Seer, without difference, absolutely One, perfectly Full, & Limitless. There is no “space” for anything else, other, or outside. There is no division, such as the Seer & the Seen. Only he who knows himself as he really is knows what the seen is.  Otherwise, one merely thinks of what one sees.

There is no Knower other than the Self.  This is the all-comprehensive Knower, which is the Absolute Consciousness itself, ever-free, homogeneous, Non-Dual & Space-like, & which is realized when the illusory objective aspect has been negated. The Knower can never be the Known.  As all that is Known is subject to destruction, but the essence of the Knower can never not exist.

[Ramana]

Since the un–Self-Realized ajnani, though he is not really the Doer, imagines himself to be the Doer & considers the actions of the Body to be his own actions.  He thinks the Self-Realized jnani to be similarly acting when the Body is  active.  But the Self-Realized jnani himself knows the Truth & is not confused.  The state of a Self-Realized jnani cannot be determined by the ajnani & therefore the question troubles only the ajnani & never arises for the jnani.   If one is a Doer he must determine the nature of the actions. The Self cannot be the Doer.  Find out who is the Doer [said to be the Body, is contrarywise   God    depending on the perspective taken up] & the Self is revealed.

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 135

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 135

[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 Form of the Seen depends upon the instrument used to perceive that Form.  Instruments could include telescopes & microscopes, & also the Senses & the Mind.  The Mind is composed of its concepts, & the Senses are limited by the Sense organs.  The Senses are actually just the instruments of the Mind, they are just a particular form of thought.  Any Form seen will correspond to the instruments of the Seer.  A change of those instruments will change the Form of the Seen.  The Form of the Seen is likewise dependent entirely upon the Form of the Seer perceiving through those instruments.  Therefore, we have not seen or experienced anything but the Form of those instruments.  That is, we experience the Forms of our Senses.  We experience the Forms of our mind.  We have never experienced anything sensed; we have just experienced the sensing.

That which is objective, inclusive of the Ego, can have no knowing power, for all that is objective is not Consciousness itself & is unreal. The objective & unreal cannot know themselves, cannot know each other, & cannot know the Knower.  The sole Knower is the Self, which is the unknown Knower of all that is known.  Though the Knower cannot be known objectively, thr Knower is nonetheless known in Self-Knowledge.  Such Knowledge is devoid of the triads of Knower-Knowing-Known.  It is this true Knower of the Knowledge that is referred to in the Upanishad aphorism, “Tat tvam asi (That Thou Art) & not anything else.  Anything else would be a mere superimposition on the Real Self & would have no such Knowledge.

[Ramana]

An unSelf-Realized ajnani sees someone as a Self-Realized jnani & identifies him with the Body.  Because he does not know the Self & mistakes his Body for the Self, he extends the same mistake to the state of the Self-Realized jnani.  The Self-Realized jnani is therefore considered to be the physical frame.

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 134

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 134

[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.]

One must have a Form to “see” Forms.  Even if the Form is as vague as “there” or as some “thing”; something “inward”  or “outward”, there must be some “seer” of that Form.  But if one is Formless, then what happens to a Form like “there” ?  Whether we regard “there” in terms of the Universe, or in terms of God, if they lose their Form, what actually exists” ?  Continue Self-Inquiry into Pure Existence & see if Pure Existence has a Form.  See if the existence you know as your own has a Form.  To know the Seer, remove what is objectively known from that Seer.  Determine whether the Seer has a Form.

Mistaking the mind for the Self is like mistaking the reflection in the mirror to actually be one’s face. Mistaking the body for the Self is taking a corpse to be alive and holding it dear and is the cause of suffering. Mistaking the ego to be the Self is like believing as fact the mythological story of someone who was never born. Misidentification is the cause of confusion. Self-Knowledge is abidance with no false identification with the ego, mind, and body. The Self alone knows.

[Ramana]

Any amount of action can actually be performed, & performed quite well, by the Self-Realized jnani, without his identifying himself with it in any way or ever imagining that he is the doer.  Some power acts through his Body & uses his Body to get the work done.

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 133

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 133

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt133

[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.]

Self-Inquiry avoids the pitfall of one not looking at oneself.  It avoids the error of thinking this is an objective topic & an existence apart from oneself. What Form does that “self” have ?  If we say, “The Self is there,” “God is there,” “The World is there,” or “The Universe is there,” then what is the “there” ?  What actually exists ?  In the context of the forms of those things, by which we would differentiate them one from another, what is it that we see ?  What actually is there ?  To know that & thus to know what actually exists, we must cast away from the Knower whatever definition or form seems to be appended to him. The way is always inward & not outward.  Therefore, regarding the World, etc., Sri Ramana poses the question, “If the Self is formless, who is to see ?”

Delusion is the mistaking of oneself for all those “attributes” which are objective.  Such Delusion veils the Blissful experience of the Self.  One cannot have simultaneously the ideas, “I am this, I am like this, or I do” & the Knowledge of being the Self.  Therefore, one ought to inquire so that one becomes free of such ideas.  This involves the cessation of Mis-identification with the Body & the Mind.  Since Existence is not the Body or the Mind, one never does anything.  Similarly, Existence is never this or like this, but only Existence.  Ignorance makes one believe that the Mind, which is illumined by the Light of Consciousness, is the Self.  The Mind’s apparent power of knowing is only Reflected Light.  It is like seeing Sunlight reflect off a shiny object & thinking that the light actually belongs to that object.

[Ramana]

Any amount of action can be performed, & performed quite well, by the Self-Realized jnani, without his identifying himself with it in any way or ever imagining that he is the doer.  Some power acts through his Body & uses his Body to get the work done.

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 132

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 132

[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.]

Existence is not “nothing”. If we would have an idea of “nothing”, the reality quality attributed to that “nothing” would be derived from the very same Existence.  So, when someone says, with apparent conviction or certitude, “There is nothing there,” he is very convinced of “there”, & he is very convinced of his own existence, he the one who is making the declaration.  Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Teaching starts at that point, questioning, “Who is it that exists ?”  We could say, “What is it that exists ?” but, generally, Ramana has stated, “Who is it that exists ?” & “Who is it that sees ?” because the way for Self-Realization is nonobjective.

When the Witness alone remains as one’s Identity & as the Reality, all that there is to such is Pure Consciousness, which is Real Existence.  Pure Existence is an “I”less  “I” with nothing else whatsoever.  Until this is realized firmly, one should discriminate & cease to misidentify, inquiring within, “Who am I ?”  Knowledge is remaining free of any Mis-identification with the Body, the Mind, & the Ego.

[Ramana]

NonDoership can be understood with an illustration that is generally given is that the jnani performs actions in some such way as a child that is roused from sleep to eat eats but does not remember next morning that it ate.  It has to be remembered that all these explanations are not for the Self-Realized jnani.  He knows & has no doubts. He knows that he is not the Body & he knows that he is not doing anything even though his Body may be engaged in some activity.  These explanations are for the onlookers who think of the jnani as one with a Body and cannot help identifying him with his Body.

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 131

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 131

[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.]

Form is always of the nature of the attribution of some quality, some definition to the Seer, which is yourself. According to whatever quality or attribute is superimposed through imagination on the Seer, the Seen, or object part appears likewise through the vision of that superimposition. The definition of the Seer determines the definition of the Seen.  The Seer being with Form, with some kind of definition, the Seen appears likewise.  In Delusion, the Seer is determined to be limited to the Form of the Body, rather than to be the limitless Self.  The corresponding Seen object will be the Form of the World, which appears as if external to the Body. “There” is some sense of Existence plus Time & space projected onto it.  Existence does not have a Form.  It is the “there” in our experience, & it is also the “here”.

Self-Inquiry negates all that is thought to make the Self & Brahman different. One should meditate upon being only the Witness & not anything witnessed, whether the witnessed be a known conception or perception.  The entire personal orientation should be utterly abandoned. The Identity & Reality should be known as the Witness, & all that is witnessed should be known as not the Self & as unreal. The Meditator should discriminate more & more finely between the Knower & the Known, so that Mis-identification ceases, that is so that that superimposition of the Known upon the Knower ceases.

[Ramana]

The radio sings & speaks, but if you open it you will find no one inside.  Similarly, the Existence of the Realized jnani is like Space.  The Body speaks like the radio, but there is no one inside as a Doer.

The jnani can live & act without the Mind, although living & acting seem to require the use of the Mind. Illustrations given in books include the “Potter’s Wheel” turning round even after the Potter has ceased to turn it because the Pot is finished.  In the same way, the electric fan goes on revolving for some minutes after we switch off the current. The prarabdha [predestined karma] which created the Body will make it go through whatever activities it was meant for.  But the Self-Realized jnani goes through all these activities without the notion that he is the Doer of them.

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 130

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 130

[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.]

Whatever Form the Seer has, subtle or gross, identified with the Mind or with the Body, the Seen will correspond, whether the Seen is the World in the attempt to know what “that” is, or the seen is God in the attempt to know what “That” is.  If you remain as the Formless Self, without the assumption of “I”, “who” is to see & “what” is to be Seen ? Only the Infinite, Perfect Fullness exists. We may call that “the Self”.  We may call that “Brahman“.  The Infinite, Perfect Fullness is the Reality, without an “I”-sense, & this is without an objective outlook. This is nonobjective true “Vision”.

Liberation is by Knowledge alone, and Knowledge is neither sensory nor conceptual in nature. The Self-Realized by such Knowledge has neither inner nor outer, but is ever-existent, Omnipresent, Indivisible, & indescribable.  The true nature of the individual self is actually Brahman. There is only One Self, whether imagined to be individualized or realized as it truly is. If one inquires into this apparently individualized self, all that one finds is the Self, which is Brahman.  All that is thought to make oneself different from the Self can be relinquished by Self-Inquiry that negates Mis-identification, the questioning of, “Who am I ?”  Therefore, the Upanishads instruct, “not this, not this”   neti neti.  Immortal Liberation is freedom from destruction & fear. The individual seems as if subject to both.  In truth, the Existence that seems to be an individual is only Brahman.

[Ramana]

There actually are sensations for the Sage & also the “I am the Body” Idea, common to both the Self-Realized jnani & the unRealized ajnani but with a difference.  The unRealized ajnani thinks only the Body is myself, whereas the Realized jnani knows all is of the Self, or all this is Brahman.

If there be pain let it be. It is also part of the Self. The Self is perfect.  After transcending the “I am the Body” Idea one becomes a Self-Realized jnani.   In the absence of that “I am the Body” Idea there cannot be either “Doership” or a Doer.  So a jnani has no karma [that is, a jnani performs no actions]. That is his experience. Otherwise he is not a jnani.  However the ajnani identifies the jnani with his Body, which the jnani does not do.

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 129

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 129

[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 Self-Inquiry: “For whom is this ?”” returns the Reality & identity to within, & the Self-Inquiry: “Who am I ?” reveals the True Nature of this Self. That vision in which one remaining as the Formless, “is single, limitless, &, certainly, perfectly full.” With the rise of the notion of “I”, at that very moment, the assumption of Individuality is through Delusion only. There is an illusory deficiency. The moment that the “I” subsides, the Reality shines just as it has always existed.  The Reality is the perfect Fullness. There is no deficiency in the Reality.  There is not anything beside the Reality, for it is Limitless. That means that no one & nothing can stand apart from the Reality not God, not the World, & most certainly not the Individual. “If the Self is Formless, who is to see ?” Inquire & examine the definitions of the Seer. Know the Seer.

To spiritually wake up, one must know the Self truly. The Reality of the Self is pure Consciousness with no Duality& with nothing else existing whatsoever.  One cannot have simultaneously the Knowledge of the Self & the idea of oneself as a Performer of activity or an Experiencer.  For steady, unmixed Knowledge, one should cease such Mis-identification.  In the Waking State, one experiences the interior & the exterior, what is sensed & what is thought. In the Dream State, the case is identical.  In both States, these [interior & the exterior, what is sensed & what is thought] are not the Self & are unreal. Those contents in both States should not be regarded as defining the Self.  When such contents are falsely associated with the Self, that is superimposition. No activity of the exterior & the interior yields Liberation, for activity of an unreal superimposition cannot yield Eternal, real Liberation.

[Ramana]

The Self-Realized jnani is the ever-Waking state, because he is awake to the Eternal Self.  His is the ever-Dreaming state, because to him the World is no better than a repeatedly presented Dream phenomenon.  His is the ever-sleeping state, because he is at all times without the “I am the 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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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 128

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 128

[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.]

Self-Inquiry clarifies our conception of the World, much as it does our conception of the Individual self.  The world has Form as long as the idea that the Self has Form continues to exist. If the Self is Formless, “who ?” is to see, whether such is seeing God or seeing the World ?  If the Seer is Formless, do Seeing or the Seen exist ?  If the experiencer is Formless, what remains of the experiencing ?  What remains of the object of experience, the entire World, & even of the experience of God ?  The Form idea of the Self is only in oneself.  The ideas of a Form of the World & a Form of God are only in oneself.  The idea of the “external” is not indeed “external”.  If within is the Self, & if the Self is Formless, who sees what ?

Consciousness is the Self, the true “I”, which is free from Ignorance, has no attributes, no functions, & no qualities, & which is transcendent of all 3 States (Waking, Dream, Deep Dreamless Sleep). Space-like & never tainted by any of the defects or limitations of the beings it indwells, Consciousness alone is the Self.  This Self is free from all notions, forms, & actions.  It is always withouta2nd.  Sri Sankara proclaims that as long as there is no Self-Knowledge, the identification with the Body & such & the belief in the authenticity of sense-perceptions continue, just as Dreams appear to be true as long as one does not wake up.

[Ramana]

For the Self-Realized jnani then, there is no distinction between the 3 States of Mind.  How can there be, when the Mind itself is dissolved & lost in the Light of Consciousness ?  For the Self-Realized jnani, all the 3 States are equally unreal.  But the unSelf-Realized ajnani is unable to comprehend this, because for him the standard of reality is the Waking state, whereas for the jnani the standard of

Reality is Reality itself.  This Reality of Pure Consciousness is Eternal by its Nature & therefore subsists equally during what you call Waking, Dreaming, & Deep Dreamless Sleep.  To him who is One with that Reality there is neither the Mind nor its 3 States [Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep] &, therefore, neither introversion [not seeing a World] nor extroversion [seeing a World] .

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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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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 127

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 127

[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.]

When with the help of Self-Inquiry, you know yourself as Formless, there is nothing “else”, Divine or worldly, “seen” at any time. When you know yourself, the Formless, as you are, there are no parts within you, there are no things “outside” you, & there is nothing to divide your experience.  Rather, your experience is continuously that of the one Self, which is just Pure Existence. Existence never becomes anything. Existence is not born as a Seer, & therefore is not born or created into a “this”.  If the Self is imagined to have a Form, the very same Self that is misconstrued as a Seer is also mistaken to be the Seen. The Self appears as the “I” & the “this” in one’s experience.  Search the “I”. What form does it have ?  As long as the Self is falsely defined, then according to those false definitions, the World & the Lord appear. But could we ever understand what God is unless we know ourselves ?  All that we would have is a human conception of God, & not a Knowledge of God by God.

Nothing other than Knowledge can yield Realization, for Consciousness is identical with Pure Existence.  Knowledge is of the nature of Consciousness itself, & there really exists nothing but Existence, which is Knowledge or Consciousness.  In relation to All, the Self is the Witness, & being such is attributeless.  The Witness is That which never changes, but which knows all the changes thoughts, modes, & States (Waking, Dream, Deep Dreamless Sleep) of all Minds.  The Witness knows all the functions of the Mind in Waking & Dream.  In the absence of the Mind’s functions, that is without those 2 States (Waking & Dream), what remains of the Witness is Pure Consciousness, which is Omnipresent & Un-changing.

[Ramana]

For those who experience Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep, the State of Wakeful Sleep, which is beyond those 3 states, is named turiya [the 4th].  But since that turiya alone exists & since the seeming 3 states do not exist, know for certain that turiya is itself turiyatita [that which transcends the 4th].

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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 126

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 126

[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.]

“Who” sees “what ?”  No one sees anything at any time.  Vision, or the Eye, the one that “sees”, that beholding or that “seeing”, is really only Pure Existence. So, Sri Ramana describes it as One, That is singular, for It has no Duality, no divisions in It, & there is nothing apart from It.  Limitless, there is nothing beyond It or outside of ItIt is certainly perfectly full. Realizing It as It is, all is complete. When you think of yourself as having Form, there is limitation. Then, there is something outside. Then, there is something “other.” Then, there is some kind of division.

Since there cannot exist a Mind other than the Self, which is infinite & Non-Dual, in reality the Mind can not have activity or its results.  Freedom from the Mind is Freedom from the fears of loss of Happiness & of ceasing to exist. Freedom from the Mind is freedom from desires & the grief resulting from those desires. Thus one who knows the Self, free of the Mind, is truly happy & is solely That which is the same in all beings. All beings are by nature pure Consciousness.  Difference from Consciousness is only illusory appearance due to Ignorance. The illusory difference is removed by comprehending the Knowledge that one is solely Pure Existence.  Such Knowledge alone is the means to realize Immortality, for Existence never ceases to be.

[Ramana]

The Self-Realized jnani does dream, but he knows it to be a Dream, in the same way as he knows the Waking State to be a Dream. The Self-Realized jnani being established in the 4th state turiya, the Supreme Reality he detachedly witnesses the 3 other states: Waking, Dreaming, & Deep Dreamless Sleep, as pictures superimposed on the Self.

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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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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 125

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 125

[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 says, “If the Self is formless, who is to see ?” Where there is form attributed to yourself, there is Seeing & something Seen, be it God or the World. Where the Self is known as Formless, there is Pure Existence, not seeing.  Then all this Universe & God also are only my Self. Thinking that you see the World, “who” actually sees what ?  In illusion, what is it that we call “this Universe” ?  Who is the Seer of it ?  What is it that we call “God” ?  Who sees God ?  “If the Self is Formless, who is to see ?” If there is no seer, as implied in his rhetorical question, there is only vast, unlimited Pure Existence.

The Mind cannot belong to the Self.  The Self is ever unattached & cannot belong to anything else.  Therefore, the Self is unaffected by anything done by the Mind.  When Attachment is present, even as on the notion of “possession”, the possessor is as it were possessed by the “possession”.  Since the Self is unattached to all, including the Mind, the Self is possessed by none & is not affected by any.  If one becomes detached from all things in the World & to one’s own thoughts in the Mind, he finds that what he has reached was the Real State of the Self all along.

[Ramana]

The Self alone exists & nothing else.  However, the Self seems as if differentiated owing to Ignorance. The apparent differentiation is 3fold:  (1) of the same kind; (2) of a different kind; & (3) as parts in itself.  But The world is not another Self similar to the Self.  It is not different from the Self; nor is it part of the Self.

For the World to be a “reflection” in the Self, there must be an object & an image [as in a mirror].  But the Self does not admit of these differences.

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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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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 124

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 124

[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 Self never has a form, but if you believe that the Self has a form, you will believe in an existent World with form & a Lord with form. Only so long as the Self is regarded as with form do such delusions appear. If that belief ceases, what remains of the Lord ? What remains of the World ?  If the World is without form because the Self is without form, what kind of World is that ?  If because the Self is without form, God also is seen without form, what kind of experience of God is that ?

All the efforts involving Mis-identification within the Mind & all the superimposition of experience upon the Self    these produce only Illusion & not anything real.  The Illusion is that of limitation by form, of being within a Body or at a location, of mortality, of the belief that something destructive of bliss can happen, of differentiation or division into parts, & of connection with actions & their results. The Self is actually All-Pervading & Space-like, imperishable, the Eternal Bliss itself, undifferentiated & undivided, partless, actionless, & free of all karmas.  The infinite Self is only one, & nothing other than itself can belong to itself.

[Ramana]

As with the proverbial “motion pictures on the cinema screen” so it is with the Self.  That alone exists, the pictures come & go.  If you hold on to the Self, you will not be deceived by the appearance of the pictures. Nor does it matter at all if the pictures appear or disappear.  Ignoring the Self, the unSelf-Realized ajnani thinks the World is real, just as ignoring the screen he sees merely the pictures, as if they existed apart from the screen.  If one knows that without the Seer there  is nothing to be Seen, just as there are no pictures without the screen, then one is not deluded.  The Self-Realized jnani knows that the screen & the pictures are only the Self.  With the pictures, the Self is in its “manifest” form.  Without the pictures the Self remains in the “unmanifest” form.  To the Self-Realized jnani it is quite immaterial if the Self is in the one form or the other.  He is always the Self.  But the unSelf-Realized ajnani seeing the jnani as if active gets confused.

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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 123

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 123

[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.]

When we inquire “Who am I ?” we must see if there is someone else in “the picture” of your life. If we inquire, the Seer & the “picture” both vanish. What Form do you have ?  The World appears to have a Form. The Supreme is also assigned a Form. Perhaps it is a visualized form, or it may be a Form only abstractly conceived.  It is something regarded as “other” than the one undifferentiated Pure Existence. Anything “other” even to the slightest degree has some Form by which the differentiation is marked out. The World seems to have a Form.  Hence we call it a “World”.  So long as the Individual self is thought to have a Form, God too seems to have some Form, however abstract that might be.

For any objective experience, mental or sensed, the connection with the Self, which is of the nature of pure Consciousness alone, is a product of Delusion. The “I” is truly always free of all attributes, unassociated with any quality or entity, & ever NonObjective.  The Ignorance that imagines otherwise is purposeless.  That Ignorance merely creates Bondage in the midst of the Ever-Free, Suffering in the midst of Bliss, which is like drowning in a Mirage, the “waters” of which serve no purpose.  If the delusive attempts to connect the Self with what is not the Self are given up, the Mind rests in Brahman, the Absolute Self.  Such is “as if free from Bondage” for in Reality, That was never bound. The Self is ever Unborn & ever devoid of Duality.

[Ramana]

Seeing the World, the jnani sees the Self which is the substratum of all that is seen; the ajnani, whether he sees the World or not, is ignorant of his true Existence, the Self.  Take the example of moving pictures on the screen in the cinema-show.  What is there in front of you before the play begins ?  Merely the screen. On that screen you see the entire show, & for all appearances the pictures are real.  But go & try to take hold of them. What do you take hold of ?  Merely the screen on which the pictures appeared. After the play, when the pictures disappear, what remains ?  The screen again.

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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 122

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 122

[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.]

t is obvious that all Illusion is for the “I”, the source.  The “I”-notion comes first.  Find the root of this “I”-assumption, or “I”-notion.  Trace your own sense of existence, seemingly individualized, to its Core & see what is there. Who are you ?  If in Truth, you have always been & always will be the undifferentiated Existence, the real Self, your supposed Bondage has never been real.  If “who” you are is this real Self, of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss, all that has been apparently experienced by you has indeed NOT been experienced by you at all.  Your real Existence has remained ever still, completely detached, ever Formless, & without state or condition.

Duality appears only in those states and is thus not real, for what is real must be real always. By relinquishing the superimposition of the known on the knower, one abides as the Non-Dual Knower, the unceasing Consciousness, always. Prior to the discrimination of the Self and the non-Self, one may think that the Absolute does not exist, one may think that it is not experienced, or one may doubt that it alone exists. After such discriminating inquiry, what was thought of as an individual self is known to be only Brahman, and there is no individual self, or mind, which so thought. Upon such inquiry, the experiential knowledge is that only the Self, Brahman, is, and the individual and the mind are only Brahman and nothing else.

[Ramana]

Why worry yourself about the World & what happens to it after Self-Realization ?  First realize the Self.  What does it matter if the World is perceived or not ?  Do you gain anything to help you in your quest for Self-Knowledge by the non-perception of the World during Deep Dreamless Sleep ?  Conversely, what would you lose now by the perception of the World ?  It is quite immaterial to the Self-Realized jnani or ajnani if he perceives the World or not.  It is seen by both, but their view-points differ.

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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 121

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 121

[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.]

In our experience there are important differences between Illusion & Reality. When we experience Illusion, the Reality does not change. When there is the Illusory Ego, it is only imagined. The Real Self has not been transformed, & a 2nd “self” has not been added to it. If you assume yourself to be an Individual, upon which is based supposition upon supposition, all the suppositions have the Triad (Jagat-Jiva-Paramatman: the Universe, the Individual, & the Supreme Self) woven in them.  If you seem to be engaged in Illusion, trace this to its source.

The Self is by analogy said by the Wise to be like sunlight, while the Mind is like a crystal.  The various manifest experiences are like the colors seen in the crystal.  The significance is that all objects are seen in the Mind only by the Light of the Self.  Objects of knowledge, sensed or mental, appear only in the Waking & Dream States. When these States of Mind (Waking & Dream) are not present, no such things are experienced.  Yet the Knower is always the Knower, never ceasing.  Unlike all that is unreal, the Knower is only Formless Consciousness.

[Ramana]

The main qualities of the ordinary Mind are the gunas: tamas & rajas [sloth & excitement].  Hence that Mind is full of egoistic desires & weaknesses.  But the jnani’s Mind is of the guna sattva [pure harmony] & formless, functioning in the subtle “sheath” of knowledge through which he keeps contact with the World.  His desires are therefore also pure.

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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 120

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 120

[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.]

You can never actually be other than That (Brahman).  It is only Ignorance when you imagine otherwise. If you imagine there is an “I”, then Multiplicity appears.  The Multiplicity is the triad of Jagat-Jiva-Paramatman: the Universe, the Individual, & the Supreme. These 3 appear as if differentiated from each other. Sri Ramana says that the best is remaining devoid of the Egoassumption. Then, those 3 are no longer 3. They were never actually 3, but they seemed to be 3. All Duality, Triads, & Multiplicity are a seeming appearance that has made no difference to the differenceless Reality.

The Mind cannot conceive the Self, yet the Mind has no existence apart from the Self. The Self can neither be accepted nor rejected by any of the Minds. That which cannot be accepted or rejected by the Mind is Brahman.  That is truly the “I”.  Brahman & the Self are One. The Mind & its modifications, in the form of thoughts, modes, & states, are limited.  The Self, unlike the Mind, is not of limited knowledge, for Supreme Knowledge is its True Nature.  That Supreme Knowledge is unmodified Consciousness itself, which is the Self itself. The Self has no Ignorance, just as light has no darkness. It is also without change, without impurity, ever beyond conception, forever un-sensed, & never of a material nature.

[Ramana]

The aham-vritti [Ego-“I” -thought, the sense of Individuality] does not function in the Self-Realized jnani at all.  The jnani’s real nature is the Self itself, because he is one & identical with the Undifferentiated, Pure Consciousness that is truly Brahman, the Absolute, & there is no Brahman other than Consciousness.

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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 119

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 119

[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.]

All of the Wise agree that the Ego should be eliminated. Does the Ego exist ?  Questioning within yourself, “Who am I ?” to see what it is that seems to be an Individual being, trying to get to the very root of that.  Such is the sure path to Self-Realization. Getting to the very root of this Individuality is the certain way to make it disappear. That which you are always is the Self, which is the undifferentiated Existence.

The Self does not have a Body. In this lies the great freedom of the Self. The Body does not possess, or have as an attribute, the Self.  The attributes of the Body are not the attributes of the Self. The Body is a Form. The Self is Formless. The Formless does not have a Form in any manner. The Self is Infinite & Space-like, ever the same, & bodiless. The Infinite does not wear a Body, & the Space-like has no Form. The Body does not possess the Self, & the Self does not possess a Body.

All of the apparent individual minds are pervaded by this one Consciousness within, which is the Self. So, there is no one else who knows or who does not know. The “I” is truly the Absolute, Brahman, all-knowing and all-pervading. This “I” pervades and illumines the mind, and the mind pervades and illumines all things ever experienced. Thus, this “I” is the illuminator and pervader of all. This Self is the witness of all the objects of the mind, which are subtle thought, and all the objects conceived as external, as well. This includes being the witness of all other minds conceived as existing within the mind. Thus, the Self is the witness of all.

[Ramana]

The appearance of the Ego in any form, either in the Self-Realized jnani or ajnani, is itself an experience.  But to the ajnani who is deluded into thinking that the Waking State & the World are real, the Ego also appears to be “real”.

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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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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 118

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 118

[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 Existence of the Self is self-evident. It shines as the Truth revealed, as soon as any vestiges of the assumption of existing as an Individual vanish. Pure Existence is Absolute, invariable, & 1withouta2nd.  Pure Existence is not in relation to anything else whatsoever. For the Self, there is nothing else whatsoever at any time. Un differentiated Existence is the Reality. It is this very same undifferentiated, Absolute Existence that is revealed by Sri Raman Maharshi’s Teaching.

All the objects of knowledge change.  All that are described as “mine” (mamakara) & the Ego too (ahamkara) cannot illumine themselves nor can they illumine each other. The Self is different from them, being the Unchanging, illuminating Consciousness.  This Consciousness is truly one’s only Identity. Therefore there can never truly be Bondage. One Non-Dual Self alone exists.  The Self is the Undivided Consciousness. The Self is the only Knower in all.  There are not different kinds of knowers, such as higher & lower knowers, since the Minds of all are pervaded by the one Consciousness within, which is the Self.  This is the “I” of all.

The Self is not affected by the actions of the Body. It does not act, move, or change by the results of the motions & actions of the Body. Absorption in this Knowledge alone constitutes the truly still or actionless state. This alone is truly Liberation from karma, which can never be achieved within the context of the “I am the Body” notion & its corollary concept “I am the Doer.”  All physical experience, from birth to death, inclusive of everything between, is only for the Body. The Self is free of all of it & without Birth or Death. The Body is inert & not endowed with Consciousness. The Self is Existence-Consciousness and is never nonexistent or insentient. Existence-Consciousness plus bodily definition is called “Life” which, not being Eternal or True, has a Death.

[Ramana]

The Undifferentiated Consciousness of Pure Existence is what you really are.  From Consciousness there arises the “I exist” as the primary datum of one’s experience.  By itself it is completely pure in character.  It is in this form of pristine purity, uncontaminated by the gunas: rajas & tamas [activity & inertia], that the “I” appears to subsist in the Self-Realized jnani.

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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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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 117

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 117

[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.]

Concepts of Brahman do not correspond to Brahman, & Brahman is utterly transcendent of all that.  Similar is the case with the concepts about anything else, though the “anything else,” too, is really only of the nature of Brahman.  We do best to remain without differentiation & without doubt, as the Supreme, the Absolute, which is Brahman. The Ego has no life of its own.

The Individual self or “I” is not different from the real Self, which is Brahman. Meditation on the Self is declared to be without Time, Space, Direction, or Causation since the Self is without these things. The Self itself is to be realized as Timeless, & the Realization, being of the same nature, is Timeless. The Self is to be realized as locationless & spaceless since it is bodiless.  The Knowledge, itself being of the same nature, is also bodiless & without regard to place. The Self itself is without Causation, being Uncreated & unborn.  The Realization, being of the same nature, need not wait for circumstances & is not an attempt to produce the Self anew.  But the Realization is a realizing of what the Self truly is.  Let the Mind thus turn within, immersing itself in Self-Inquiry, absorbing itself in Knowledge, thereby losing its own form as it searches inwardly for its Source.  In this is great Bliss & Immortality.

[Ramana]

The ordinary man sees things “outside” himself.  He is separate from the World, separate from his own deeper Truth, separate from the Truth that supports him & what he sees.  The man who has realized the Supreme Truth of his own Existence realizes that it is the one Supreme Reality that is there behind him, behind the World. In fact, he is aware of the One, as the Real, the Self in all selves, in all things, Eternal & un-changing in all that is impermanent & changing.

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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 116

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 116

[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.]

Our approach to Self-Inquiry will not bear fruit based on what concepts are conceived along the way in the attempt to grasp spiritual Truth.  Rather it is that Self-Knowledge is revealed precisely in proportion to the concepts we actually relinquish. The fruit does not come with new names or new ideas about the World, the Supreme, & the Individual, but rather with the abandonment of those notions.  We abandon or question the very “I” who has those notions.  Always look toward the Knower. In Him lies True Knowledge.  In the Known is found only the “mirror image” of whatever conceptual definition is given to the Knower.  Self-Inquiry has to go beyond concepts to direct nonverbal & nonthought experience rather than conceptual steps.

If the Supreme Self is regarded as an object of knowledge, such is a superimposition of Ignorance, or Imagination. True Knowledge is when such ignorance, or super imposition is negated like the case with the Rope & the Illusion of the Snake. The conceptions of “me” (ahamkara) & “mine” (mamakara) attributed to the Self are the manifestations of Ignorance. They are superimpositions upon the Self, which is only One, with neither Individuality nor any experience or thing possessed by an Individual. The Individual self is thought to be the Seer, Hearer, Thinker, Knower, & such. In reality, it is Brahman, the Imperishable, Indivisible, Non-Dual Self.

[Ramana]

The ordinary man lives in the Mind unaware of himself in the Self.  The Self-Realized Sage lives in the Self.  When he moves about & deals with men & things, he knows that what he sees is not separate from the one Supreme Reality, Brahman which he realized as his own Self, the Real.

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:

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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/