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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 217

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 217

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Sri Ramana upheld the view that the notion of Individuality is only the “I”thought manifesting itself in different ways. Instead of regarding the different activities of the Mind (such as Ego, Intellect, & Memory) as separate functions he preferred to view them all as different forms of the “I”thought.  Since he equated Individuality with the Mind & the Mind with the “I”thought it follows that the disappearance of the sense of Individuality (i.e. Self-Realization) implies the disappearance of both the Mind & the “I”thought.

This is confirmed by his frequent statements to the effect that after Self-Realisation there is no Thinker of thoughts, no Performer of actions, & no Awareness of Individual existence.

[Sri Ramana]

That which is does not even say “I am”.  Does any doubt rise: “I am not” ? Only in such a case should one be reminding oneself: “I am a man.”  One does not. On the other hand, if a doubt arises whether he is a cow or a buffalo he has to remind himself that he is not a cow, etc., but “I am a man.”  This would never happen.  Similarly with one’s own Existence & Realization.

[Annamalai.Swami]

A jnani’s vibrations stay even after he leaves the Body. All people leave vibrations in the places they have been & lived.  Jnanis leave a good vibration & bad people leave a bad vibration.  I am not talking about a gross physical phenomenon that everyone can feel. The vibration that ajnani leaves is subtle.  Radio broadcasts can only be heard if one has a radio that is tuned to the right frequency. You tune into a jnani’s vibrations by having a quiet, still Mind.  This is the “wavelength” of the broadcast.  If you have not tuned  yourself to receive this frequency, you cannot expect to experience or benefit from the vibrations that a jnani may have left in a place.

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

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www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 216

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 216

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Before embarking on a description of the technique of Self-Inquiry itself it will be necessary to explain Sri Ramana’s views on the nature of the Mind since the aim of Self-Inquiry is to discover, by direct experience, that the mind is non-existent. According to Sri Ramana, every conscious activity of the mind or body revolves around the tacit assumption that there is an “I” who is doing something. The common factor in “I think, I remember, ‘I am acting” is the “I” who assumes that it is responsible for all these activities.  Sri Ramana called this common factor the ‘I’-thought (aham-vritti).  Literally aham-vritti means “mental modification of I”.  The Self or real “I” never imagines that it is doing or thinking anything; the “I” that imagines all this is a mental fiction & so it is called a mental modification of the Self.  Since this is a rather cumbersome translation of aham-vritti it is usually translated as “I”thought.

[Sri Ramana]

Does God come and tell you that He has placed you in difficulties ?  It is you who say so.  It is again the wrong “I”.  If that disappears there will be no one to say that God created this or that.

[Annamalai.Swami]

The jnani is not really aware of the Body.  Or if he is, he feels it like akasha, Space itself.

After one of the operations to remove the tumor on Bhagavan’s arm had been completed, I was worried enough to send a girl who worked for me to the Ashram to ask how Bhagavan was.   could not go myself because Bhagavan had asked me not to visit him.  When this girl told Bhagavan why she had come, he started laughing very loudly. I interpreted this to mean that nothing had really happened. His laughter was a message to me that Bhagavan was not his Body & that I should therefore not be upset or worried by anything that happened to it.

Years before, I was walking on the Hill with Bhagavan when he remarked, ” don’t feel the weight of the body at all.  I feel as if I am walking weightlessly through the sky.”   I sometimes have the same feeling when I am walking around.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 215

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 215

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Self-Realization could be brought about merely by giving up the idea that there is an individual self which functions through the Body & the Mind. A few of his advanced devotees were able to do this quickly & easily, but the others found it virtually impossible to discard the ingrained habits of a lifetime without undertaking some form of spiritual practice. Sri Ramana sympathized with their predicament & whenever he was asked to prescribe a spiritual practice which would facilitate Self-Awareness, he would recommend a technique he called Self-Inquiry.

[Sri Ramana]

The questions: “What becomes of the Body after Realization ?  Does it exist or not ?” need not arise now.  Let it be asked after Realization, if need be.  As for the Realized Beings let them take care of themselves.  Why do you worry about them ?  In fact after Realization, the Body & all else will not appear different from the Self.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Non-Duality is jnana; Duality is Samsara.  If you can give up duality, Brahman alone remains, & you know yourself to be that Brahman, but to make this discovery continuous Meditation is required.  Don’t allocate periods of time for this.  Don’t regard it as something that you do when you sit with your eyes closed. This Meditation has to be continuous.  Do it while you are eating, walking, & even talking.  Meditation has to be continued all the time.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 214

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 214

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Self-Knowledge is the way to destroy Ignorance & all its attendant Bondage & Suffering.  Self-Knowledge is the destruction, or transcendence, of the Dualism of Ignorance, & Self-Knowledge is the elimination of multiple states of Consciousness.  That is, Self-Knowledge reveals Consciousness as Pure as it is, free of differences & Duality.

[Sri Ramana]

The World, Individual, & God are all conceptions of the Ego“I”.  They arise only after the advent of the “I”thought.  Did you think of them in your Deep Dreamless Sleep ?  You existed in Deep Dreamless Sleep & he same you are now speaking.  If they be real should they not be in your Deep Dreamless Sleep also ?  They are only dependent upon the “I”thought.  Again does the World tell you: “I am the World” ?  Does the Body say “I am Body” ?  You say, “This is the World”, “this is Body” & so on.  So these are only your conceptions.  Find out who you are & there will be an end of all your doubts.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Until the River reaches the Ocean, it is obliged to keep on flowing, but when it arrives at the Ocean, it becomes Ocean & the flow stops. The water of the River originally came from the Ocean. As it flows, it is merely making its way back to its Source. When you meditate or do sadhana, you are flowing back to the Source from which you came. After you have reached that Source, you discover that everything  that exists  World, Guru, Mind is one.  No differences or distinctions arise there.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 213

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 213

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Self-Knowledge starts with one’s attempt to know the Truth.  It is the very substance, or means, or spiritual practice.  At the end, this Self-Knowledge is absorbed, or shines as, the Truth itself.  The Teachings given by the Maharshi & other wise Sages, Knowledge is prominent.

[Sri Ramana]

Bliss is coeval with Being-Consciousness.  All the arguments relating to the Eternal Being of that Bliss apply to Bliss also.  Your True Nature is Bliss.  Ignorance is not hiding that Bliss.  Remove the Ignorance for Bliss to be freed.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Bhagavan often used to say: “The physical Guru is outside, telling you what to do & pushing you into the Self.  The inner Guru, the Self within, simultaneously pulls you towards itself.”  Once you have become established in the inner Guru, the Self, the distinction between Guru & disciple disappears.  In that state you no longer need the help of any Guru. You are That, the Self.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 212

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 212

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

If one sees the only surface, one assumes a limited “I”.  If one assumes a limited “I”, one attaches oneself to superficial forms.  If one pursues to the Core, one finds the limitless “I”.  If one looks from the limitless Self, one is free & Peace.

[Sri Ramana]

The Ignorance is identical with the “I”-thought.   Find its source & it will vanish.  The “I”-thought is like a spirit which, although not palpable, rises up automatically with the Body, flourishes & disappears with it.  The Body-consciousness is the wrong “I”.   Give up this Bodyconsciousness.  It is done by seeking the source “I”.   The Body does not say “I am”.  It is you who say, “I am the Body !”   Find out who this “I” is.  Seeking its Source & it (“I”) will vanish.

[Annamalai.Swami]

The Guru guides you & tells you that what you have done is not enough.  If you are filling a bucket with water, you can always add more if there is still space.  But when it is completely full, full to overflowing, it is pointless to add even a single drop. You may think that you have done enough, & you may believe that your bucket is full, but the Guru is in a better position to see that there is still a space, & that more water needs to be added.  Don’t rely on your own judgment in this matter.  The state you have reached may seem to be complete & final, but if the Guru says, “You need more sadhana,” trust him & carry on with your efforts.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 211

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 211

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

The real “I”, or the Self, is free, happy within, & forever unblemished Perfection.  The Self always abides, is Formless, & is non-dependent on any Form, gross or subtle, the Body or the Mind.  Self-Realization is abidance as the “I”less “I”.  Self-Inquiry is the pursuit of Identity, of “I”, to its core.

[Sri Ramana]

In fact it is already realized; there is nothing more to be realized.  Otherwise, the Realization will be new; it has not existed so far, it must take place hereafter. What is born will also die.  If Realization be not Eternal it is not worth having. Therefore what we seek is not that which must happen afresh.  It is only that which is Eternal but not now known due to obstructions; it is That we seek.  All that we need do is to remove the obstruction.  That which is Eternal is not known to be so because of Ignorance.  Ignorance is the obstruction.  Get over this Ignorance & all will be well.

[Annamalai.Swami]

You have to make an enormous effort to realize the Self.  It is very easy to stop on the way & fall back into Ignorance.  At any moment you can fall back. You have to make a strong determined effort to remain on the peak when you first reach it, but eventually a time will come when you are fully established in the Self.  When that happens, you cannot fall. You have reached your destination & no further efforts are required.  Until that moment comes, constant sadhana is required.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 210

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 210

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Self-Inquiry should determine the nottruly “I” (in the Absolute sense Atman).  The “I” (in the false sense Ego) itself depends on Delusions of Form in order to appear, for it has no Form of its own.

[Sri Ramana]

“I” exist always Here & Now. Who says it: “the ‘I’ is not felt” ?  Does the real “I” say it or the false “I” ?   Examine this.  You will find it is the wrong “I”.  The wrong “I” is the obstruction.  It has to be removed in order that the true “I” may not be hidden.  The feeling that: “I have not realized” is the obstruction to Realization.

[Annamalai.Swami]

By strength of practice, by doing this Self-Inquiry sadhana, the Veil will be removed completely. There will be no further hindrances. You can go to the top of Arunachala, but if you are not alert, if you are not paying attention, you may slip & end up at Isanya Math [a Hindu institution at the base of the Hill].

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 209

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 209

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

The “I”notion, which is the cause of Bondage & Suffering, comes & goes.  The “I”notion is always associated with Form, gross or subtle.  All Form is transient & actually un-Real.

[Sri Ramana]

You need not eliminate the wrong “I”.  How can “I” eliminate itself ?

 All that you need do is to find out its Origin & abide there.  Your efforts can extend only thus far.  Then the Beyond will take care of itself.  You are helpless there.  No effort can reach it.

[Annamalai.Swami]

A lamp that is lit may blow out if the wind is strong. If you want to see it again, you  have to relight it.  But Self is not like this.  It is not a flame that can be blown out by the passing winds of thoughts & desires. It is always bright, always shining, always there.  If you  are not aware of it, it means that you have put a curtain or a veil in front of it that blocks your view.  Self does not hide itself behind a curtain. You are the one who puts the curtain there by believing  in ideas that are not true. If the curtain parts and then closes again, it means that you are still believing in wrong ideas.  If you have eradicated them completely, they will not reappear.  While these ideas are covering up the Self, you still need to do constant sadhana.  The Self does not need to stabilize itself. It is full & complete in itself. The Mind can be stabilized or destabilized, but not the Self.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 208

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 208

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

The supposed other self of “I”, is called “Ego”, “Mind”, “Individual”, “Soul”, etc.  Ramana Maharshi refers to it as the “I”thought, “I”notion, “I”mode, or “Aham Vritti“.  If “I” is apparently modified into, or defined as, something it is not, the resultant view is the “I”notion or Ego.  Though the Self is Formless Existence & Infinite Consciousness, in Ignorance there arises the conception, the idea of “I”, of Individuality.  This is the “I”thought or Aham Vritti.  This is not the production of another “I”.  It is only an assumption that proves to be false upon Self-Inquiry.  Finding it, unreality is the true significance of  “Egodeath”.

[Sri Ramana]

The “I” is always there in Deep Dreamless Sleep, in Dream & in Wakefulness. The one in Deep Dreamless Sleep is the same as that who now speaks.  There is always the feeling of “I”.  Otherwise, do you deny your Existence ?  You do not. You say “I am”.  Find out who is.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Don’t be afraid of the Mind. It’s a false tiger, not a real one. Something that is not real cannot harm you. Fear & anxiety may come to you if you believe that there is a real tiger in your vicinity. Someone may be making tiger noises as a joke to make you afraid, but when he reveals himself, all your fears go because you suddenly understand that there never was a tiger outside your imagination.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 207

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 207

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

One should perceive that there is an un-modified Absolute Self & then practice Self-Inquiry to realize such as one’s true Identity.  There is only one Real Self, whether called the “Supreme Self”, the “True Self”, the “Absolute”, or just simply “the Self”. It is unmodified Existence.

[Sri Ramana]

How do you meditate ?

“I begin to ask myself  ‘Who am I ?”, eliminate Body as not ‘I’, the breath as not ‘I’, the Mind as not ‘I’ & I am not able to proceed further.”

Well, that is so far as the Intellect goes.  Your process is only intellectual.  Indeed, all the Scriptures mention the process only to guide the seeker to know the Truth. The Truth cannot be directly pointed out.  Hence this intellectual process.  You see, the one who eliminates all the “not I” cannot eliminate the “I”.  To say “I am not this” or “I am that” there must be the “I”.  This “I” is only the Ego or the “I”thought.  After the rising up of this “I”thought, all other thoughts arise.  The “I”thought is therefore the root-thought.  If the root is pulled out all others are at the same time uprooted.  Therefore seek the root “I”, question yourself: “Who am I ?”; find out its Source.  Then all these will vanish and the pure Self will remain ever.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Consciousness alone exists. That is to say, whatever exists is consciousness alone. Keep this in mind & don’t allow yourself to regard anything else as being Real.  If you fail and give even a little reality to the Mind, it will become your own false reality. Once this initial wrong identification “I am the Mind, the Mind is real’ has happened, problems & suffering will follow.

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 206

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 206

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

By Self-Knowledge one finds that one is not a limited, individual self, nor are there 2 “I’s” in the same being.  All the limitations are entirely based on the concept of an “Individual”, or Ego“I”, as one’s identity.  One should see the “I” as pervading the limitation, as the root of the limitation, as being falsely strengthened by adherence to the limitation, as the thread running through the core of the limitation, & as the thread of all limitations together into pseudo-self.  The vicious cycle of limitations so conceived & the Ego from Samsara.

[Sri Ramana]

Is there anyone who is not aware of himself ?  Each one knows, but yet does not know, the Self a strange paradox.

If Self-Inquiry is made whether Mind exists, it will be found that Mind does not exist.  That is control of Mind.  Otherwise, if the Mind is taken to exist & one seeks to control it, it amounts to Mind controlling the Mind, just like a thief turning out to be a policeman to catch the thief, such as himself.  Mind persists in that way alone, but eludes itself.’

[Annamalai.Swami]

Consciousness alone exists. If you generate a firm conviction that this is the Truth, eventually this firm conviction will become your own direct experience.

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

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www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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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 205

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 205

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

If there is One Self, why should there be this distinguishing in the practice of Self-Inquiry? This Discrimination is only for the purpose of elimination of the un-real from one’s experience.  The Discrimination is neither an end in itself nor a destruction of anything actually real.  Between the Real & the  un-real there is no division, since the Real is That which alone exists & the un-real does not exist at all.  Self-Inquiry involves the Discernment of what is truly the Self & the cessation of the confounding of it with what is un-natural, or not really “I”.

[Sri Ramana]

There is only one experience.   What are the worldly experiences but those built up on the false “I” ?   Ask the most successful man of the world if he knows his Self.  He will say “No”.   What can any one know without knowing the Self ?   All worldly knowledge is built upon such a flimsy foundation.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Consciousness alone exists.  If you have a firm conviction that this is the truth, one day this firm conviction will mature to the point where it becomes your direct experience.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 204

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 204

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Self-Knowledge is deeply knowing the real significance of “I”.  Self-Knowledge is the determination of one’s actual Identity.  Self-Inquiry consists of sifting one’s real Identity from what is not actually one’s Identity.  The real Identity is infinite Consciousness.  One should distinguish the concept of “I”, or the “I”–notion, from what “I” really is, the True Self.

[Sri Ramana]

Neti-neti (not this – not this) is not meditation.  Find the source.  You must reach the source without fail.  The false “I” will disappear & the real “I” will be realized. The former (false “I”) cannot exist apart from the latter (real “I”).

[Annamalai.Swami]

In the same way that you give up any wrong idea you simply stop believing in it.  If this does not happen spontaneously when you hear the Truth from a Teacher, keep telling yourself, “I am not the Mind; I am not the Mind. There is no Mind; there is no Mind.”

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

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www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 203

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 203

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

In practice, it is the dissolution of belief in false definitions attributed to one’s identity.  Such definitions yield the Delusion of the self being distinct from the Absolute, the Delusion of one’s identity being a separate Individual or Ego-entity.  The relinquishment of these false definitions, or Mis-identifications is essential in knowing the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

Know the doubter.   If the doubter is held, the doubts will not arise.  Here the doubter is transcendent.   Again when the doubter ceases to exist, there will be no doubts arising.  From where will they arise ?   All are jnanis, jivanmuktas.  Only they are not aware of the fact.   Doubts must be uprooted.  This means that the doubter must be uprooted.  Here the doubter is the Mind.

You know that you know nothing.  Find out that knowledge.  That is liberation (mukti).

[Annamalai.Swami]

The Substratum upon which the false idea of the Mind has been superimposed is the Self.  When you see the Mind, the Self, the underlying Substratum, is not seen.  It is hidden by a false but persistent idea.  And conversely, when the Self is seen, there is no Mind.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 202

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 202

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Freedom from delusion is the Natural State.  Delusion consists of the confusion regarding the Self & the not-Self.  It is a case of Mis-identification.  It is confusion regarding Existence & and Object, including the Body, or and Idea, or between Consciousness & a thought, or notion.  It is confusion regarding the always & the temporary.  It is nonDiscrimination of the Real & the un-Real.  Realization is Freedom from Delusion & not a new attainment or acquisition,  Freedom is realized by perceiving that the Delusion is but a thin veneer of assumptions that can be dissolved because they are false, unreal, & only conceptual, & are not realities.  The Self is always free & unaffected by any Illusion.  Self-Inquiry unto one’s True Nature yields Self-Abidance in this Natural, Real State.

[Sri Ramana]

All are aware of their own Self only.  Many take what is not as what is, or they see the phenomena apart from the Self.  Only so long as there is the knower is there knowledge of all kinds ( direct, inferential, intellectual etc. ); should the knower vanish they all vanish together with him; their validity is of the same degree as his.

You know that you know nothing.  Find out that knowledge.  That is liberation (mukti).

[Annamalai.Swami]

Bhagavan &  many other teachers kept bringing up the analogy of the Snake & the Rope.  If you mistake a Rope on the ground for a Snake, the Snake only exists as an idea in your  Mind. That idea might cause you a lot of worry &  anxiety, & you may waste a lot of mental energy wondering how to avoid the Snake or kill it, but this fact remains: there is no Snake outside your imagination. When you see the rope, the substratum upon which your false idea of a Snake is superimposed, the idea that there is a Snake, & that it is real, instantly vanishes.  It is not a real Snake that has disappeared. The only thing that has disappeared is an erroneous idea.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 201

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 201

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

In practice, Self-Inquiry is the dissolution of belief in false definitions attributed to one’s identity.  Such definitions yield the delusion of the self being distinct from the Absolute, of one’s identity being that of a separate Individual or Ego-entity.  The relinquishment of these false definitions, or Mis-identifications, is essential in knowing the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

There is only one Self & nothing but the Self. Know that & everything else is known. You are the Self, nothing but the Self, anything else is just Imagination, so be the Self here & now. Carry on with your essential activities but free yourself from association with the Doer of them. Self is the Witness, you are That.

[Annamalai.Swami]

When Self-Realization happens, Mind  is no longer there. However, you do not get Sel f-Realization by getting rid of the mind.  It happens when you understand & know that the Mind never existed.  It is the recognition of what is Real & True, & the abandonment of mistaken ideas about the reality & substantiality of this ephemeral shadow you call the Mind.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 200

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 200

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

What does not exist always, what is not always, such is not one’s Natural State (sahaja), because it is not actually one’s essential Existence.  What does not exist always ?  Material things & the World, the Body, Sense Perceptions, Thoughts, & the Ego.  All these are transient.

[Sri Ramana]

(regarding occult powers)

They are all the same, hearing & seeing.  Whether one hears from near or far does not make any difference in hearing.  The fundamental factor is the Hearer, the Subject. Without the Hearer or the Seer, there can be no hearing or seeing.  The latter (hearing or seeing) are the functions of the Mind.  The occult powers (siddhis) are therefore only in the Mind.  They are not natural to the Self.  That which is not natural, but acquired, cannot be permanent, & is not worth striving for.  They denote extended powers. A man is possessed of limited powers & is miserable.  He wants to expand his powers so that he may be happy.  But consider if it will be so.  If with limited perceptions one is miserable, with extended Perceptions the misery must increase proportionately.  Occult powers will not bring Happiness to anyone, but will make him all the more miserable.  Moreover what are these powers for ?  The would-be occultist (siddha) desires to display the siddhis so that others may appreciate him.  He seeks appreciation, & if it is not forthcoming he will not be happy.  There must be others to appreciate him.  He may even find another possessor of higher powers.  That will cause jealousy & breed unhappiness. The higher occultist (siddha) may meet a still higher siddha & so on until there will come one who will blow up everything in a trice.  Such is the highest adept (siddha) & He is God or the Self.  Which is the real power ?  Is it to increase prosperity or bring about inner Peace ?  That which results in Peace is the highest perfection (siddhi).

[Annamalai.Swami]

Your mind is an insubstantial shadow that will follow you around wherever you go. Attempts to eliminate or control it cannot succeed while there is still a belief that the mind is real, and that it is something that can be controlled by physical or mental activity.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 199

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 199

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Freedom from delusion is the Natural State.  Delusion consists of the confusion regarding the Self & the not-Self.  It is a case of Mis-identification.  It is confusion regarding Existence & and Object, including the Body, or and Idea, or between Consciousness & a thought, or notion.  It is confusion regarding the always & the temporary.  It is nonDiscrimination of the Real & the un-Real.  Realization is Freedom from Delusion & not a new attainment or acquisition,  Freedom is realized by perceiving that the Delusion is but a thin veneer of assumptions that can be dissolved because they are false, unreal, & only conceptual, & are not realities.  The Self is always free & unaffected by any Illusion.  Self-Inquiry unto one’s True Nature yields Self-Abidance in this Natural, Real State.

[Sri Ramana]

(regarding Maya)

What is Maya ?  It is only Reality. Maya is used to signify the manifestations of the Reality.  Thus Maya is only Reality.

(regarding Sri Sankaracharya)

Why worry about Sankaracharya ?  Realize your own Self.  Others can take care of themselves.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Bhagavan often told the story of a man who tried to get rid of his shadow by burying it in a pit. This man dug a hole and then stood on the edge of it in such a way that his shadow  was cast on the bottom of the hole he had just made. After lining it up in, this way, he started throwing soil  on the shadow  in an attempt to bury it. Of course, no matter how much soil he put in the  hole, the shadow still remained on top of it.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 198

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 198

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

In practice, Self-Inquiry is the dissolution of belief in false definitions attributed to one’s identity.  Such definitions yield the delusion of the self being distinct from the Absolute, of one’s identity being that of a separate Individual or Ego-entity.  The relinquishment of these false definitions, or Mis-identifications, is essential in knowing the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

Where is the World except in your Mind ?  Realize your Self & then all is realized.  If you dream & see several men, & then wake up & recall your Dream, do you try to ascertain if the persons of your Dream creation are also awake ?

[Annamalai.Swami]

Don’t chase your shadow thoughts & your shadow Mind with mind-control techniques because these techniques are also shadows. Instead, go back to the Source of the shadow-Mind & stay there. When you abide in that place, you will be happy, & the desire to go chasing after shadow thoughts will no longer be there.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 197

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 197

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

What does not exist always, what is not always, such is not one’s Natural State (sahaja), because it is not actually one’s essential Existence.  What does not exist always ?  Material things & the World, the Body, Sense Perceptions, Thoughts, & the Ego.  All these are transient.

[Sri Ramana]

Sages may appear to not mix with others because there are no others to mix with.  The Self is the one & only Reality.  When we say “Self” we refer to the Unlimited, but when you add “men” to it, you limit the meaning. There is only one Infinite Self.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Mind  is just a shadow.  Attempts to catch it and control it are futile. They are just shadows chasing shadows. It’s like when a small boy who runs down the street, trying to catch up with the head of his shadow. He never manages because no matter how fast he runs, the shadow of his head is always a few feet ahead of him.  An onlooker suggested: “Put your hand on your head.”  When the boy followed this instruction, the shadow hand caught up with the shadow head.  But you can’t control or eliminate a shadow by chasing it or by putting a shadow hand on it.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 196

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 196

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

Consciousness, without which anything appended to Consciousness, is the Natural State (sahaja) of the Self.   Of all one’s Ideas & Perceptions, which of them can be said to actually be one’s True Nature ?  Though one may regard the clearer more spiritual Concepts & Perceptions as closer than cloudier ones, the clearest Concepts & Perceptions, being mere reflections of something beyond, none of them are actually the Consciousness itself.  Consciousness, which is of the nature of the Self, transcends all Concepts & Perceptions.  It is just so & always so.  Therefore to abide in the Natural State of the Self, to know the everpresent nature of  Existence & Consciousness, practice Self-Inquiry to know what is everpresent without a break for all Time.

[Sri Ramana:]

The Self alone is the Reality; the World & the rest of it are not.  The realized being does not see the World as different from himself.  The Sage’s Realization leads to the uplift of humanity without the latter being aware of it. The help is imperceptible but is still there. A Sage helps the whole of humanity, unknown to the latter.

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 195

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 195

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

Consciousness, without which anything appended to Consciousness, is the Natural State (sahaja) of the Self.   Of all one’s Ideas & Perceptions, which of them can be said to actually be one’s True Nature ?  Though one may regard the clearer more spiritual Concepts & Perceptions as closer than cloudier ones, the clearest Concepts & Perceptions, being mere reflections of something beyond, none of them are actually the Consciousness itself.  Consciousness, which is of the nature of the Self, transcends all Concepts & Perceptions.  It is just so & always so.  Therefore to abide in the Natural State of the Self, to know the everpresent nature of  Existence & Consciousness, practice Self-Inquiry to know what is everpresent without a break for all Time.

[Sri Ramana:]

Realization of the Self is the greatest help that can be rendered to humanity.  Therefore, the Sages are said to be helpful, though they remain in forests.  But it should not be forgotten that solitude is not in forests only.  It can be had even in towns, in the thick of Worldly occupations.

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There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 194

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 194

[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 Senses, though, do not know of themselves.  The Senses are in themselves as inert as the sensed objects.  No Sense Object exists apart from the Senses.  All is within the Senses. Your Senses are not traveling “out there” to perceive Objects.  The Objects are conjured up within the Sensory experience.  The sensing experience is conceived in the Mind.  Sensing is under the Mind’s power.  The Mind must be in a certain state in order to create the Senses within it.

[Sri Ramana:]

Solitude is a function of the Mind. A man attached to Desire cannot get solitude wherever he may be.  A detached man is always in solitude.

One might be engaged in work & be free from Desire & keep up solitude.  Work performed with Attachment is a shackle, whereas work performed with Detachment does not affect the Doer.  He is, even while working, in solitude.

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 193

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 193

[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 does not make a difference if it is in the Past or the Future or the Present.  It is still just a Sense Perception.  By “World” is meant the entire, Objective sphere of experience, including the billions of years of Time, the countless light years of Space, all the matter, all the motion of that matter, indeed all of it, however perceived in whatever manner, by ever so many beings who are known in their Multiplicity through your Senses.

[Sri Ramana:]

[when asked about his state & experience]

If the eyes are closed, it is nirvikalpa samadhi.

If open, it is (though differentiated, still in absolute repose) savikalpa samadhi.

The ever-present state is the Natural State sahaja (sahaja nirvikalpa samadhi).

Without the Hearer there cannot be hearing.  Without the Seer there cannot be vision. The Subject & Object appear only after the Mind has arisen. The Mind comprises them.

Memory & forgetfulness are located in the Mind (chitta).

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 192

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 192

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

If when you wake up in the morning, or in the afternoon or evening, you have the idea that the World is coming to you, or that now you have come to your Senses, you have indeed come to the Senses, which is a mode of the Mind.  You have not entered a World.  The World was not waiting for you.  The World is only in the Mind.  One who knows for certain that the World is only in the Mind cannot be disturbed by anything in this World.  So his Peace remains imperishable.  Similarly, he cannot be frightened by anything in this World & his Happiness remains fearlessly.

[Sri Ramana:]

Who was it that slept ?  You did not say in your sleep that you slept.  You say it now in your Wakeful state.  The Ego therefore is the same in Wakefulness, Dream, & Sleep.  Find out the underlying Reality behind these States.  That is the Reality underlying these.  In that State there is Existence alone.  There is no you, nor I, nor he; no Present, nor Past, nor Future.  That State is beyond Time & Space, beyond expression.  It is ever there.

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 191

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 191

[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.]

As long as we think that we are in the World or in relation to the World, we are still caught up in those 5 Sheaths of the Body & in the delusive conception of the Triads (Knower – Knowing – Known, etc. ).  If we know that the World is within the Mind & nowhere else, we have gone beyond those Sheaths & we have dismissed the false differences of the Triads.  So, when you complete Meditation, do you re-enter the World ?  If you think so, meditate again on what Sri Bhagavan says.

[Sri Ramana:]

[when asked how long did it take for Ramana to realize the Self]

This question is asked because the Name & Form are perceived.  These are the perceptions consequent on the identification of the Ego with the gross Body.  If the Ego identifies itself with the subtle Mind, as in Dream, the perceptions are subtle also.  But in Deep Dreamless Sleep there are no perceptions.  Was there not the Ego still ?  Unless it was, there cannot be the memory of having slept.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 190

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 190

[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 can say that one form of the Mind’s thinking is Sensing & that Sensing contains within it the Objects, which are imagined to be external, according to the Bodily orientation.  The World is composed of just the Mind.  Seeing the World within the Mind, you know that there is nothing to which to be attached.  Seeing the World within the Mind, & standing apart as the “Knower of the Mind:, you are not of the World.  The attributes & definitions of the World are not yours.  You are not in the World, & you are not of the World.  When we see the World & the Mind in this way, the significance of Limitless Consciousness, or Infinite Consciousness, which is to be known as your Existence, strikes home.

[Sri Ramana:]

To realize the Self is Here & Now.  If it were not so, but attainable by some efforts at some other time, & if it were new & something to be acquired, it would not be worthy of pursuit.  Because what is not natural cannot be permanent either.  But what I say is that the Self alone is Here & Now.

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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 189

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 189

[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 Senses is “in the Mind’s power.”  Therefore, it is not really true to say that we have ever experienced a World.  All the Objects of the World have just been what we have Seen, Heard, Touched, Smelled, & Tasted.  There has never been a conclusive experience of any Sense Object.  There has just been the Sensing, & proceeding along the same line of Self-Inquiry, there has never actually been the Sensing, but there has just been the Mind’s Conceiving.

[Sri Ramana:]

The practice is a constant search for “I”, the source of the Ego.  Find out “Who am I ?” The pure “I” is the Reality, the Absolute Existence-Consciousness-Bliss. When That is forgotten, all miseries crop up; when that is held fast, the miseries do not affect the person.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 188

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 188

[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 you grieve over something in this World, it is just one part of your Mind saddened by another part. When you become confused by something in the World, it is just one part of your Mind bewildered by another part.  Have you ever had an experience of the World that is not Sensory ?  The Sound, the Sight, etc., are the Seeing, the Hearing, etc. We never experience the World.  We experience only the Senses.  The actual Sense Objects are not experienced, but only the Sensing.  It is the appearance of the Sensing that is the Sense object, & apart from the Sense Objects, there has never been an experience of the World.

[Sri Ramana:]

To whom is the Illusion ?  Find it out. Then Illusion will vanish. Generally people want to know about Illusion & do not examine to whom it is.  Illusion is outside & unknown. But the seeker is considered to be known & is inside.  Find out what is immediate, intimate, instead of trying to find out what is distant & unknown.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 187

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 187

[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 World exists nowhere but in your Mind.  So, where are you ?  If the World is in your Mind, you cannot be in the World.  Where are you ?  Any place & anything that appear in the World, which exists only in your Mind, cannot be your abode.  The limitations of the World exist only in the Mind.  Those limitations in Space, Time, & such, cannot be yours.  So say those who have examined their experience & have come to know the Truth.  If the World is only in your Mind, to what should you become attached ?  When you are attached to something in this World, it is only one part of the Mind becoming attached to another part of the Mind.

[Sri Ramana:]

Work is not an obstruction to Self-Realization. For a realized being the Self alone is the Reality, & actions are only phenomenal, not affecting the Self. Even when he acts he has no sense of being an agent.  His actions are only involuntary & he remains a Witness to them without any Attachment.  There is no aim for this action.  Even one who is still practicing the path of Wisdom (jnana) can practice while engaged in work.  It may be difficult in the earlier stages for a beginner, but after some practice it will soon be effective and the work will not be found a hindrance to Meditation.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 186

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 186

[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.]

Of course, we know that the Dream World, just like the Dream Sensing, is only the Dreaming Mind, & not otherwise.  It is the Mind that makes those Senses work.  We could say that it is a mode of the Mind that appears as the Senses, & it is a mode of the Mind that appears as the sensed.  The same is true of the Waking State.  All that you have ever experienced as the Objective World is the Sensing, & the Sensing is only brought about by the Mind.  Sensing is a mode of the Mind.

[Sri Ramana:]

Concentration of the Mind is in a way common to both Knowledge (jnana) & Yoga (asthanga).  Yoga aims at union of the individual with the Universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, & it does exist. Therefore the Path of Knowledge tries to find out how viyoga (separation) came about.  The separation is from Reality only.

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 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 185

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 185

[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 cannot truly say Sensing “of it”, but just “Sensing”, because we do not know the “it” but only just the Sensing.  Something shines so that the Senses seem to be active. Something makes the Senses appear.  What is it ?  According to the mode of the Mind, so is the mode of the Senses &, therefore, the corresponding Objects.  We see this very vividly & markedly in the contrast between the & Dreaming states.  A Waking state of Mind has a Waking set of Senses, & a Dreaming state of Mind is endowed with a Dreaming state of Senses.  From the vantage point of the Waking state, we know that the Dreaming senses are entirely just the Dreaming Mind.  We should see the Waking Senses in the same way.  The Waking Senses apparently perceive a Waking World.  The Dreaming Senses apparently see a Dream World.

[Sri Ramana:]

What is Time ?  Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality.  Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it Time, it is Time.  If you call it Existence, it is Existence, & so on.  After calling it Time, you divide it into days & nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc.  Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge (jnana).

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 184

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 184

[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.]

Sound is given as an example by Sri Ramana & implies the entire series of Senses.  The Maharshi says that Sound & others compose the entire World.  Consider meditatively: what do you know of the World ?  Do you know anything but the 5 Senses Seeing, Hearing, Touching, & the rest ?  In the Mind, these together form a picture.  You refer to that as “the World”, & it appears as if external to the Senses, when, actually, it is composed of the Senses. We may understand this by considering the Senses in terms of the experience of Sensing, rather than the particular Sense Organs, such as the Eyes, Ears, Skin, etc.  All that you know of the World is the Sensing of it.

[Sri Ramana:]

The only Reality (Brahman) is the Self from where the Ego appears, & runs through thoughts which manifest themselves as the Universe and in which the mothers & fathers, friends, & relatives appear & disappear.  They are nothing but manifestations of the Self so that one’s parents are not outside the Self.  So there is no reason to mourn. Learn it, realize it, & be happy.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 183

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 183

[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 Bhagavan proclaims that the experience of the World is only the Sensing of it & not otherwise.  One does not actually experience a World, but only the Sensing of it, & the senses are known through the Mind’s cognition.  We do not know the Sensing of it; we know the Mind’s Conception of it.

[Sri Ramana responding to a question, quoted Yoga Vasishta:]

“I shall tell you where our parents are.  They are only within ourselves & are ourselves. For the life-current (prana) has passed through innumerable incarnations, births & deaths, pleasures & pains, etc.  That is just as the water current in a river flows over rocks, pits, sands, elevations & depressions on its way, but still the current is unaffected. Again the pleasures & pains, births and deaths, are like undulations on the surface of seeming water in the mirage of the Ego.”    Yoga Vasishta

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 182

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 182

[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.]

By Dis-identification from what is transient & what is merely a product of delusive notions, one liberates oneself from all of the Illusion.  The Self is colorless, shapeless, of the nature of ExistenceConsciousness, universal, Uncreated, Eternal, Infinite, beyond Birth & Death, Formless, & un-differentiated. Such is the natural experience of all those who see themselves with the eye of true Knowledge, with which those who practice Self-Inquiry to know the Self become endowed.

[Sri Ramana]

The fact of the Ego rising from the Self & forgetting it, is Birth.  So, it may be said that the Birth of the Individual has killed the “mother” (recognition of the Self).  The present desire to regain one’s “mother” is in reality the desire to regain the Self, which is the same as realizing one’s self, or the death of the Ego.  This is surrender unto the “mother”, so she may live eternally.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 181

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 181

[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 the path of true Knowledge.  Let there be not inhibition of the effort to know Absolute Reality, to know the Self.  By perseverance, the insuperable Ignorance is overcome, & the apparently impossible is accomplished.  With honesty & integrity, humbly examining oneself closely, one gains clear, inward discernment.  One likewise brings about the destruction of binding tendencies that build up the illusion of solidity of the Ego.  With detachment from what is transient & unreal, one finds Peace, true Freedom, & inner contentment.

[Sri Ramana]

[Regarding a questioner mourning the loss of his mother:]

One Reality is the Self from whom has sprung the Ego which contains within itself the seeds of predispositions (karmic vasanas) acquired in previous births. The Self illumines the Ego, the predispositions & also the gross Senses.  Thereupon, the predispositions appear to the Senses to have materialized as the Universe, & become perceptible to the Ego, the reflection of the Self.  The Ego identifies itself with the Body, & so loses sight of the Self.  The result of this inadvertence is dark Ignorance & the suffering of the present life.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 180

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 180

[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.]

Even is one’s Existence is not known as it is, it is still present.  When one realizes the Self, one sees that it is not a new state, but is That which is ever-existent.  Only now, the imagined Bondage & the Illusion characterized by suffering are no more.

Self-Inquiry is a finding out what is true about one’s True Nature, one’s actual Existence,  In Non-Duality, that which causes one to suffer, which are the false notions in his own Mind, are regarded as un-natural, not inherent in oneself, but something one falsely attributes to himself,  One who suffers is one who believes these false notions to be true.

What remains when these false notions to be true.  What remains when these false notions are no more is what is natural, & what is natural is something actually present all the time.  Self-Inquiry is a precise means of knowing that Natural State (sahaja).

[Sri Ramana]

The Waking State is like a cinema-show.  There is the light on the screen & the shadows flitting across impress the audience as the enactment of some piece.  Similarly also will it be, if in the same play an audience also is shown. The Seer, the Seen, will then only be the screen. Apply it to yourself. You are the screen, the Self has created the Ego, the Ego has its accretions of thoughts which are displayed as the World, the trees, plants, etc., of which you are asking.  In Reality, all these are nothing but the Self.  If you see the Self, the same will be found to be all, everywhere & always. Nothing but the Self exists.  Even the thought, “I do not realize” is a hindrance.  In fact, the Self alone is.

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 179

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 179

[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 is a finding out what is true about one’s actual Existence of Non-Duality.  That which causes one to suffer, namely the false notions in his own Mind, are regarded as un-natural, not inherent in oneself, but something one falsely attributes to himself.  One who suffers is one who believes these notions to be true.  What remains when these are no more is what is Natural, & what is Natural is something actually present all the time.  Self-Inquiry is NOT a precise means acquired.  Rather it is something intrinsic to oneself, of the very nature of one’s Existence.

[Sri Ramana]

A realized being sees the Self, just like a goldsmith estimating the gold in various jewels. When you identify yourself with the Body, then only the forms & shapes are there. But when you transcend your Body, the other objects disappear along with your Body-consciousness.  Plants, trees, etc. also exist, not at all apart from the Self.  Find it out. You think that you see them. The thought is projected out from your Self.  Find out wherefrom it rises.  Thoughts will cease to rise & the Self alone will remain.

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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 178

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 178

[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 Natural State of the Self is Freedom, & bondage is unnatural.  It is deep Happiness, or Bliss, that does not depend on a cause, but is one with pure Existence, experienced directly when it is not overshadowed by the false notions of Ignorance.  The Self in its Natural State, is free from all thoughts & all objects.  This Self-Realization itself is effortless.  There is no struggle to maintain it, for it is free of Duality.  Self-Realization is not a becoming of anything in addition to the real Existence of the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

There is no harm in the case that you fall asleep.  If it is a “blank”, pursue Self-Inquiry: “For whom is the blank ?  Find out.  You cannot deny yourself at any time. The Self is ever there & continues in all States. Watchfulness is the Waking State.  Therefore the State will not be one of Deep Sleep, but rather “sleepless sleep“.  If you go the way of your thoughts, you will be carried away by them & you will find yourself in an endless maze.  Go back to tracing the source of thoughts.  In that way, the thoughts will disappear & the Self alone will remain.

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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 177

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 177

[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 something intrinsic (inwardly essential) to oneself, of the very nature one’s Existence.  Even if not known as it is, one’s Existence is still present.  When one realizes the Self, on sees that it is not a new state, but that which is ever-existent.  But the imagined bondage & the illusions characterized by suffering are no more.  Then, the Natural State of the Self is not something that comes & goes, but is always present.  In the Natural State (sahaja) one knows oneself as one truly is & does not mis-identify with what is passing, be it the Body, the Senses, or the ideas & states of the Mind.  In Reality, which is ever existent, one finds real Peace.

[Sri Ramana]

Did you not exist in Deep Sleep ?  Did you know then that you were asleep or unaware of the World ?  It is only in the Waking State that you describe the experience of Deep Sleep as being unawareness.  Therefore Consciousness when asleep is the same as that when awake.  If you know what this Waking Consciousness is, you will know the consciousness which Witnesses all the 3 States (Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep). Such Consciousness could be found by seeking Consciousness as it was in Deep Sleep.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 176

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 176

[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 has to do with one’s very Existence, one’s Consciousness.  Self-Realization is deeply knowing one’s ExistenceConsciousness in the most profound way, in the much the same way all know that “they exist.”  How is Self-Realization attained ?  Such is not just due to the experiences of one’s Sense experiences or one’s passing thoughts.  How does one know all this & what is one’s Existence ?  The Real State of the Self is innate.  Self-Realization is not something to be externally attained or acquired.

[Sri Ramana]

Aids for realization include the Teachings of the Scriptures & of realized Sages.  Teachings, discussions, discourses, & meditations are only secondary aids, whereas the essential is the Guru’s Grace.

Even the desire to know how long will it take for one to get Self-Realization is an obstacle. The Self is ever there, there is nothing without it. Be the Self & the desires & doubts will disappear. Such Self is the Witness in Deep Sleep, Dream, & Waking State of existence. These States belong to the Ego. The Self transcends even the Ego.

Obstacles that hinder Realization of the Self are habits of mind (vasanas). Overcome the mental habits (vasanas) by realizing the Self.

It is the Ego which raises such difficulties, creating obstacles & then suffering from the perplexity of apparent paradoxes.  Find out who makes the Self-Inquiry & the Self will be found.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 175

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 175

[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 refers to Self-Realization as the Natural State (sahaja).  The state of complete Freedom, of complete & indestructible Peace, & of complete inward Satisfaction or Joy is the Natural State (sahaja).  It is not natural for anyone to feel bound, feel agitated, or suffer.  This is why, when a person feels that way, he or she makes an effort, be it considered worldly or spiritual, to get beyond such.  It is an intuition of what is the Natural State (sahaja), True State of the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

Realization is the result of the Guru’s Grace more than teachings, lectures, meditation, etc.  They are only secondary aids, whereas the former (the Guru’s Grace) is the primary & essential cause.

Obstacles that hinder Realization of the Self are habits of mind (vasanas). Overcome the mental habits (vasanas) by realizing the Self.

It is the Ego which raises such difficulties, creating obstacles & then suffering from the perplexity of apparent paradoxes.  Find out who makes the Self-Inquiry & the Self will be found.

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 174

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 174

[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 Self-Inquiry within as to:“Who am I ?” one’s aim should be to liberate oneself from Mis-identifications & know the Self as it is.  One should be in search of the very ExistenceConsciousness that one really always is, even if it seems apparently veiled.  With each sensation or thought that arises, whether it pertains to the World, the Body, or the Mind, one should ask oneself: “For whom is it ?”  The inner answer will naturally be: “Is is for me.”  Having this abandoned the objective outlook & thus endowed with a truly inward-turned Mind, one should then as: “Who am I ?”  Whatever objective definition seems to be there, cast it off as not “I” with the Self-Inquiry: “Who am I ?”

[Sri Ramana]

On the subject of Grace, it has been said that: “A salt doll diving into the sea will not be protected by a waterproof coat.”  The Body is the waterproof coat.

On the subject of preventing the Mind from being distracted, you see the objects on forgetting your own Self.  If you keep hold of your Self, you will not see the objective World.

A child & a Sage (Jnani) are similar in a way.  Incidents interest a child only so long as they last.  It ceases to think of them after they have passed away.  So then, it is apparent that they do not leave any impression on the child & it is not affected by them mentally. So it is with a Sage.

Find out what is knowledge. That is Liberation (mukti).

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 173

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 173

[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.]

Though the Teachings of Non-Duality make expedient, beneficial use of the various explanations found in other views in order to help a seeker toward Liberation, the final Truth is utter Non-Duality, & the essential practice is Self-Inquiry to know oneself.

All these views concisely mentioned above are dependent upon one’s view of the Self.  The degree of Ignorance or Knowledge regarding the Self determines the experience of all these.  Therefore one ought to meditate by Self-Inquiry to determine one’s True Nature.

[Sri Ramana]

If a man thinks that his Happiness is due to external causes & his possessions, it is reasonable to conclude that his Happiness must increase with the increase of possessions & diminish in proportion to their diminution. Therefore if he is devoid of possessions, his Happiness should be nil.  hat is the real experience of man ?  Does it conform to this view ?  In Deep Sleep the man is devoid of possessions, including his own Body.  Instead of being unhappy he is quite happy.  Everyone desires to sleep soundly.  The conclusion is that Happiness is inherent in man & is not due to external causes.  One must realize his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed Happiness.

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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 172

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 172

[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.]

That which is ever existent is alone regarded as Real.  The very ideal of “all else” vanishes due to Self-Inquiry to know Reality, the Self.  The Self alone is Real, always.  There are no parts to Reality.  Reality is indivisible or Non-Dual.  The World is only That (Reality), the Self is only That, & the Absolute is of course always That.  There are not 3, but only That which never becomes other than its own nature.  This known as the Unborn & as the Truth of No-Creation (ajata vata).

[Sri Ramana]

If you make your outlook that of wisdom, you will find the World to be God. Without knowing the Supreme Spirit (Brahman), how will you find His all-pervasiveness ?

Whatever state one is in, the perceptions partake of that State (Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep). The explanation is that in the Waking State (jagrat) the gross Body perceives gross names & forms.

In the Dream State (swapna) the mental body perceives the mental creations in their manifold forms & names.

In Deep Dreamless Sleep (sushupti), the identification with the Body being lost, there are no Perceptions

Similarly in the Transcendental State (turiya), identity with Brahman places the man in harmony with everything, & there is nothing apart from his Self.

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

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– new & final version” with link:

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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 171

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 171

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

In Un-Qualified, pure Non-Duality, there is no embodied Individual & so no World perceived by the Individual or the Body.  There is no projection of, or creation by the Absolute, because the Absolute is changeless, without Cause of Effect.  Pure Consciousness, or Existence itself, is alone the means of Knowledge or the determination of Reality.  What is a product of the Senses or the Mind, in any of the 3 states [of Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep], is known as mere imagination.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 170

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 170

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

The Supreme is seen as one part of the reality, but it has left its spark, or something of itself, in the Individuals & the World.  In Qualified Non-Duality, the World is regarded as real, as a projection of the Supreme, as a dream of God, as a creation of the Mind, as the Mind’s play, as the energy of Consciousness, or as something similar to these.  The determination of reality is still with the Senses & the Mind, & the objective aspect is regarded as existent, yet in nature, more subtle than matter.  Therefore the Absolute or Self is regarded as only one part of reality, & not the only reality.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 169

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 169

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

In Duality view has the determination of reality is the Senses & the mental cognition of the same.  In Duality, God is regarded as one part of reality, & the Individuals, the World, & God seem as 3 distinct things.  In Qualified Duality, the World is regarded as real & created, but it is the splendor, or manifestation, of the Supreme.  Some part of the Supreme manifests its presence on the World in various ways (love, etc.).  The World may viewed as God’s eternal play (lila) or as something that is temporarily “arising”.  The determination of reality is still the Senses & the Mind.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 168

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 168

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

What one regards as real is, or becomes, one’s experience.  According to the degree of Duality or Non-Duality, what is regarded as real will be different.  In all cases, there must be a breaking of attachment to the things of the World, but the depth reached thereafter is different. In Un-Qualified Duality, the World is regarded as real.

It is the creation of the Supreme God, unless one is an atheist, in which case “creation” is an accident of matter, but such would not be any spiritual view at all.  The World is regarded as external, one seems to dwell on it, & the Supreme seems elsewhere.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

http://www.blogger.com     as  “Being-as-Consciousness, Non-Duality

– new & final version” with link:

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

There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

see:  www.ajatavada.com/