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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 102

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 102

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt102

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

Something deeper than the Mind knows this Knowledge. If there is thinking, that does not represent a disturbance. But the thinking must proceed from something else besides Mis-identification.  Likewise is it with the action. When you are caught up in the inspiration toward that which is selfless, or Egoless, the motive for the thinking & the action is very different from the motive in your attempt to pursue your Happiness through that thinking & doing.

Reality is ever-existent.  If one perceives something that has appearance & disappearance, it is but a temporary thing.  If one examines the experience of that, one sees that it is not Pure Existence itself, but a guise for it, a misperception of it.  Or else It is an Illusion based upon Reality, but not Reality itself.  Pure Existence does not come or begin & then go or cease to exist.  To know Reality as it is, one must cease to regard as real what are only misperceptions or Illusions. The Self is the Reality, everexistent, Unborn, Imperishable, Limitless, & Formless. The Self is identical with the Absolute.  If one does not experience it as such, it is due to lack of Self-Knowledge.

The Self, being Space-like but not in Space, has no location. The Self is neither a particular part of the Body nor confined inside it. If the Self were a spot or in a spot, the spot could be pointed out, & that very form would be the Self or would contain the Self.  But then the Self would neither be Existence nor Real, neither Infinite nor Eternal.  There would be no Liberation from Bondage. Then, the very declarations of the Wise would become false. This result & its presumed causes are absurd.  If the Self would be located throughout the Body or in a bodily spot, such location would be objective. The Self, though, is nonobjective, & the nonobjective cannot have an objective location or other objective attributes. If the Self were located in the Body, when that part of the Body underwent change or decay, so would Pure Existence itself.  If that part of the Body would be lost, the Self would be lost; if forgotten, then forgotten.

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 101

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 101

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

Silence can be of help, but such are not the Core or the Essence. The real Silence must be found in that in which the Ego-“I”-notion does not appear. Better than quieting the Mind is the dissolution of the Mind.  It is fine to do things that tend to support our spiritual practice of turning our Mind inward. There is no point in our Mind immersing itself in worldly topics & making as much noise as possible. So doing those things that we find supportive of our spiritual practice means wisely governing, or directing the use of our Senses, our Speech, our thinking, & such.  But the essential key is the Knowledge of our Self, the dissolution of false Identity, & the dissolution of the idea of an existent Mind.

Absolute Reality is Infinite & Eternal & can be realized so that one remains in that Absolute Reality, as it, always.  To thus realize is to remain in lasting Peace, complete spiritual Freedom, & perfect Happiness, which is spiritual Bliss. The way to do this is to know oneself, for if one knows oneself as one really is, that itself is indeed the Absolute.  What one really is not what one might have mistakenly conceived oneself to be.  Regardless of whatever be the spiritual practices in which one may engage, eventually he or she is brought to this: the importance of knowing one’s True Nature as it is.  Self-Inquiry, which is characterized by asking within oneself, “Who am I ?”, is the keen Discernment of what one is & the relinquishment of ignorant misidentifications.

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 100

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 100

[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.]

Any desire [such as to teach] assumes some motive to acquire Happiness, & that cannot be for one who is full of Bliss.  Sri Ramana Maharshi taught Non-Duality out of compassion & Grace.  If we take up his Teaching in right earnestness & question: “Who is in need of such compassion ?” then we discover just how illimitably compassionate this Teaching is. This Teaching reveals the True Nature of the recipient.  If the recipient of Sri Ramana’s Teaching, considering them compassionate, meditates on who it is that is receiving compassion, then his “I”ness vanishes, which is the greatest compassion.  The mediator’s state becomes “I”–less & without Duality.  Discussion of compassion at that point is not possible.

What truly exists stands Self-Revealed & the possibility of Bondage with its concomitant Suffering is no more.  There in no unreality & no one to imagine it.  In Self-Realization, there is no change of states between active & inactive, or between thought & its absence.  Only 1 uncreated, unchanged Existence exists.  In Self-Realization there are no “degrees” of any kind. There is not a Liberation while alive contrasted with Liberation after disembodiment. There is no individual “I”, no perception of forms, & no disappearance of the perception of forms.  In this wakeful Bliss, there is nothing further to be accomplished.  The Self is Non-Dual, like Space, Formless, Infinite, Pure Existence, Void, Uncreated, Timeless, & Ever-existent.  The Self ever is just as it is, & the Self alone exists.  This “everExistence” is the significance of Silence.

[Ramana]

Why must Self-Realization take a long time ?  The idea of Time is only in your Mind. It is not in the Self. There is no “time” for the Self.  Time arises as an idea after the Ego arises.  But you are the Self beyond Time & Space.  You exist even in the absence of Time & Space.

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 99

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 99

[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 Mind can tell you everything about “everything” because everything is entirely in the Mind. It cannot tell you anything whatsoever about the Self.  If the Mind attempts to look at the Self, the Mind loses its form & is swallowed up in it. You alone can know your Self; an “other” cannot do so. The Mind is such an “other”.  The Mind is only an instrument, inert, & not capable of seeking.  Self-Knowledge cannot be “taught” by an “other”.  Sri Ramana Maharshi was immovable in the absolutely solid Knowledge that there is only one Self, without an “other”.

True Knowledge is not a thought it is transcendent Knowledge.  In this Knowledge, the Self is itself the conviction & certitude in itself.  The Self itself is the depth & power of meditation upon the Knowledge. The Self itself is the real Teaching & the final proof of itself. The Self itself is That which is to be Known, the Knower himself, & the Knowledge itself.  The Self, itself, is the revelation in the ineffable Silence of Dakshinamurti & Sri Ramana Maharshi.  The Self has no states or degrees.  The Self is not bound, not striving for Liberation, & not liberated.  The Self is never bound, & there is no separate state of Liberation. There is in the Self no coming into existence of Illusion & no ending of Illusion. In Self-Realization no new thing has been attained, nothing has been made purer, nothing has been produced, nothing has been acquired, nor has anyone been transformed.

[Ramana]

The Self is always realized. It is not necessary to seek to realize what is already & always realized. For you cannot deny your own existence. That Existence is Consciousness, the Self.  Unless you exist you cannot ask questions.  So you must admit your own existence.  That Existence is the Self.  It is already “realized”.  Therefore the effort to realize results only in your “realizing” your present mistake that you have not realized your Self.  There is no new Realization. The Self becomes revealed.

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

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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 98

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 98

[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 Worldless, “I”less Reality is your True Nature, & that alone is completely satisfying. “True” & “false” are concepts about Existence.  “Conscious” & “inert” are concepts about Consciousness. “Suffering” & “Happiness”” are concepts about Bliss. Neither of the concepts of these Dualities can compare with the Existence-Consciousness-Bliss realized as the No-Creation (“the World is not seen”) & the Unborn (“no ‘I’ “) nature of the Absolute.  No-Creation is the Realization of Knowledge, in which Reality comprehends Itself, & this is not a sensory experience. Reality is the Self of all. There is no existent “other” one to find it otherwise.

Always, there is 1 Reality, the Non-Dual Self.  All Illusion arises without a real cause & vanishes in the Knowledge of the Self.  Self-Knowledge, or Self-Realization, is the natural state (sahaja), the only Real State there is.  Pure Existence is forever un-changing.  The Self is the Source of all.  All depend on & appear in the Self.  The Self is the Beginning. The Self is that which pervades all.  The Self is the actual Existence of all.  The Self is the “middle”.  The Self is That into which all dissolves.  The Self is the End. The Self, being universal, is all in all at all times.

The Self is solid Existence, invariable, unmodified, indestructible, & ever Still.  The Self is ever-shining Consciousness, the one all-pervading Light “without a shadow”.  The Self is Bliss, the long-sought Happiness, the invariable perfect Fullness (purnam), & the Bliss of the Sages.  Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the Self of the Sages, the Self of the spiritual aspirants, the Self of the Guru, the Self of the disciple, & the Self of All. Knowledge is Pure Existence.  Pure Existence is Knowledge.  There is no Duality in this. That is, in this there is no Knower & Known, & no being one thing & knowing another. There is no Ego in this. This is Egoless Knowledge.

 [Ramana]

 Can the feeling in a place be Bliss ?  When you leave that place you say you are unhappy. Therefore this Peace is not permanent, it is mixed with unhappiness which is felt in another place. Therefore you cannot find Bliss in places & in periods of time.  Bliss must be permanent in order that it may be useful.  It is

your own Existence which is permanent.  Be the Self & that is Bliss.  You are always that.

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/

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 97

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 97

[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.]

Freedom from fear, & increasing Bliss act as a continuous drawing to realize it conclusively, so that there is no interruption in it. To be free continuously, & to thus be happy, or blissful, continuously without a break, is the motivation that, when we did not know better, manifested as fear. The Wise know how to make good use of the experience without placing emphasis on only the objective portion of the experience, so that we do not think of the experience as “solid” or as a thing in itself.

But the Self alone is Infinite, & Causality is not real. One cannot actually recall when this ego, the root of Maya, began, was created, or was born, though there is the knowledge of perpetual existence, which is of the Self alone, for never was there a time when you were not, and never will there be a time when you will cease to be. Thus, the Self is ever the Unborn—neither coming from another state or thing nor giving birth to any—and the ego is unborn as it never comes to be. This may also be regarded as the final significance of the Maharshi’s inquiry as to “Whence am I?” graciously given to show the method of tracing inwardly from where the identity of “I” derives, as well as “Who am I ?”

How can there be the Ego’s Effect (Delusion), when the supposed Cause itself has never come to be ?  The Ego is an assumption.  Who assumes this assumption ?  No one.  Who knows the Knowledge of the Self ?  The Ego-“I” cannot know the Self since the Self alone is capable of knowing (anything).  The Ego-“I” is inert, & the Known is a mere notion, a vacuous imagining, & an assumption that is nonexistent.  There is no Ego to be ignorant or to be bound, to attempt to know the Self, or to return to it or unite with it.  The Self is what you are, & it is innately Egoless.  This Egoless Knowledge of the Self is the Knowledge of the Non-Dual, indivisible nature of the Self, the only true “I”  in which there is never an individual “I”.

[Ramana]

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

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

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

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/

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 96

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 96

[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 unreal cannot know the Real. The Ego is unreal, & as long as we take up our position, as it were, in the Ego, our knowledge of things is unreal. If we want to know what is what, we must know who is who. The undifferentiated, doubtless state is that which has abandoned the objective outlook. The highest Bliss, the most profound Happiness.  Profound Happiness is remaining in that state in which one is just the Absolute, with no separate identity, no Ego-“I”-notion, no being drawn toward an “I”-notion, & no conception of an objective World.

That the Ego is said to rise from the Origin, or Substrate, of the Self is expedient teaching for those desirous of Liberation intended to guide them to the Origin, the one Substrate, in order to realize its Egoless nature. Such instruction should not be interpreted as about the Ego really being born or the Self actually giving birth to it.  The Ego cannot be self-produced, for to imagine so would be to suppose its pre-existence, which is absurd.  And that would lead to the consequent question as to what caused that pre-existent Ego. This in turn would lead either to the Delusion regarding the Effects causing the Cause or a modification in the eternally, changeless Self.  Those possibilities have already been negated by Self-Inquiry, or relegated to an infinite regression.

[Ramana]

What is Bliss but your own Existence ?  You are not apart from Existence which is the same as Bliss. You are now thinking that you are the Mind or the Body which are both changing & transient.  But you are unchanging & Eternal.

Ignorance must go.  Who says, “I am ignorant ?”  He must be the “witness” of Ignorance.  That is what you are.

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/

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 95

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 95

[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 we want to know “what ?” is “what”, we must know “who ?” is “who”.  The undifferentiated, doubtless state is that which has abandoned the objective outlook. What we all want is that which causes the highest Bliss, that which is truly happy. The highest Bliss, profound Happiness is remaining in that state in which one is just the Absolute Self. This prompts the aspirant to seek Liberation in the Worldless, Egoless state. For those who have realized the highest Truth though, that Truth is everywhere, of the nature of Bliss-Consciousness, & there is not a particle of this Universe that is without this Bliss-Consciousness.

 Where is the Ego ?  It is not in the World, which is unreal.  The Ego is not in the Body, which is unreal & it is not the Self.  The Ego is not in the Senses, which are unreal & it is not the Self.  The Ego is not in thought, which is unreal & not the Self.  The Ego is not in the flawless, unmodified, perfect Self.  The Ego is never actually experienced by itself & is not actually experienced in any of these.  The Ego dwells nowhere.  If the Ego is not a thing in itself, does not reside anywhere, & is not inherent in anything, the remaining possibility is that its supposed existence is an effect produced by something else, but only the Self exists & the Self exists produces nothing.

 [Ramana]

 It is the Mind that veils our Happiness. How do we know that we exist ?  If you say because of the World around us, then how do you know that you existed in Deep Dreamless Sleep ?

 The Mind cannot kill itself.  So your business is to find the Real Nature of the Mind.  Then you will know that there is no Mind. When the Self is sought, the mind is nowhere.  Remaining in the Self, one need not worry about 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/

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 94

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 94

[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 we want to know “what ?” is “what”, we must know “who ?” is “who”.  The undifferentiated, doubtless state is that which has abandoned the objective outlook. What we all want is that which causes the highest Bliss, that which is truly happy. The highest Bliss, profound Happiness is remaining in that state in which one is just the Absolute Self. This prompts the aspirant to seek Liberation in the Worldless, Egoless state. For those who have realized the highest Truth though, that Truth is everywhere, of the nature of Bliss-Consciousness, & there is not a particle of this Universe that is without this Bliss-Consciousness.

 Where is the Ego ?  It is not in the World, which is unreal.  The Ego is not in the Body, which is unreal & it is not the Self.  The Ego is not in the Senses, which are unreal & it is not the Self.  The Ego is not in thought, which is unreal & not the Self.  The Ego is not in the flawless, unmodified, perfect Self.  The Ego is never actually experienced by itself & is not actually experienced in any of these.  The Ego dwells nowhere.  If the Ego is not a thing in itself, does not reside anywhere, & is not inherent in anything, the remaining possibility is that its supposed existence is an effect produced by something else, but only the Self exists & the Self exists produces nothing.

 [Ramana]

 It is the Mind that veils our Happiness. How do we know that we exist ?  If you say because of the World around us, then how do you know that you existed in Deep Dreamless Sleep ?

 The Mind cannot kill itself.  So your business is to find the Real Nature of the Mind.  Then you will know that there is no Mind. When the Self is sought, the mind is nowhere.  Remaining in the Self, one need not worry about the Mind.

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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 93

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 93

[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 a waste of time to dispute in the Mind, because our focus should be the Knowledge of the Self & not an attempt to determine what “this” is without first knowing “I”. If we attempt to determine what “this” is (any “this”), without first knowing the “I”, the best that we can hope for some doctrinal supposition. Reality alone can know the Reality. Any supposed “stepping stone” would not be an outward or mental dispute, it would be some “stepping stone” to actually inquiring into the “I” & knowing the Self as it is.  For in that way alone, does one know Reality.  This is so because the unreal cannot know the Real. The Ego is unreal & as long as we take up our position in the Ego as it were, our knowledge unreal knowledge of things unreal.

The Ego is not a temporary quality of the Self.  The Truth cannot be like an “unripe fruit becoming a ripe fruit.”  Then there would be 2 stages, or States, for the Self, one with an Ego & one without.  The Existence of the Self is Absolute & un-changing. If the Ego were ever part of Pure Existence, or sharing in it in any way whatsoever, Pure Existence would be changeful & transitory & would cease to exist.  Existence is always Egoless & has no Ego quality whatsoever.

The Body is not the truth, for the Body is only imagined in the Mind. For the Illusion of the World, one must also regard the sensations not as sensations or modes of Mind, but as an actually objective entity endowed with the Duality of inner & outer, & with the apparent object portion of the sensation considered as separate from the knowing aspect (as if there were an independently existing “external” World).  Since the Body is not oneself, & the Self is not in a Body, the World is not distributed out “around” oneself.  “Around” is imagined within  the Mind & is not distributed all “around”.

[Ramana]

Realization is already there. The state free from thoughts is the only real state. There is no such action as “realization”.  Is there anyone who is not realizing the Self ?  Does anyone deny his own existence ?  Speaking of realization, it implies 2 selves   the one to realize, the other to be realized.  What is not already realized is sought to be realized. Once we admit our existence, how is it that we do not know our Self ?

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 92

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 92

[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.]

Some Wise Sages say that this entire World is false, so that we realize the Truth of Brahman. Without actually contradicting themselves, those same Sages at other times say that this entire Universe is “true”, for the Truth of Brahman alone, constitutes all of “this”.  Likewise, those same Wise Sages say that all this is inert, so that we realize that which “knows”, which is pure Consciousness & which is not of this World.  On the other hand, the Wise Sages also say that this entire Universe is nothing but the Infinite Consciousness, & there is nothing inert anywhere. Similarly, it has been pointed out that this World is a place of suffering. This prompts the aspirant to seek Liberation in the Worldless, Egoless state. For those who have realized the Truth though, that Truth is everywhere, of the nature of Bliss-Consciousness, & there is not a particle of this Universe that is without this Bliss-Consciousness.

 The Ego-“I” is not a quality or attribute of the Self, since it is not invariably related to the Self.   The Ego-“I” does not continue in Liberation or in Deep Dreamless Sleep.  Since the Ego-“I” does not then continue, it must belong to something else & not to the Self. To what does the Ego-“I” belong ?  In Self-Inquiry one will find that the Ego-“I” belongs to nothing.  The Ego-“I” It cannot belong to what depends on it (concepts, vasanas, etc.).  The attributeless Self is homogenous & ever changeless & so will never have an Ego at any time.  If the Ego were an attribute of the Self, the Ego would be Eternal.  In that case, all Liberation, all Scriptures, all spiritual life, all spiritual practice, all sayings of Sages, & such would be futile & false. That would be absurd.  It is better to give up the notion of the Ego than to hold to it as being real.

 [Ramana]

 It is the thought which builds up layers of Illusion (sheaths) in so many ways. The shadow on the water is seen to be shaking. Can anyone stop the shaking of the shadow ?  If it would cease to shake you would not notice the water but only the Light.  Similarly take no notice of the Ego (shadow) & its activities, but see only the Light behind.  The Ego is the thought “I”.  The true “I” is the Self.

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 91

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 91

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Section appended below derives this time from Vedic analogies.]

All the assertions of the Mind cannot compare to Liberation. If we remain without an “I” or a “this”, we can be content. The “I”-less state has no differences.  In the “I”-lessness, in the differenceless, there is no contention. Differences arise after the “I”, & they are differences  among things considered as “this”.  In the “I”-less state, there is no “this” at all.  Whether we consider something as True or as False, as inert or as Consciousness, as Happiness or as Suffering, & whether these ideas pertain to something in the World or to the World as such, these thoughts are still a consideration about “this”, built upon the supposition of “I”.

The Absolute is without attributes.  The Absolute is never sensed since one never sees, hears, touches, or has any other sensory impression by the Ego. The Ego is not the word, “I” nor the particular thought of “I”.  Realized sages, who are fully identified with the true Self alone, may say “I” but they neither give rise to nor retain any Ego.  The Ego has no form of its own & is never seen by itself as it is.  Though the Ego is assumed  to be a division in Pure Existence, how can Pure Existence be Dual or be divided in Itself ?

 The result of Self-Inquiry is remaining as pure Existence-Consciousness, which transcends the animate & the inanimate, & which never dies. This is remaining in the invariable state of the Self.  As long as one is identified with the Prana, there will be the differentiation of living & dead. Then the one Existence which ever is will appear “veiled”.  When this Mis-identification is destroyed through Knowledge, the Duality vanishes. Prana undergoes fluctuations from Birth to Death, in health & sickness.  Prana  also varies according to lifestyle & activities.  Pure Existence does not fluctuate. So, how could Prana be equated with the Self  ?  The animating Prana is objective.  Prana is something experienced & not the Consciousness that knows it.

One classic Vedic analogy points to nonobjective Consciousness, the singular Reality that we are.

Eyes in a Desert

This analogy that points to nonobjective Consciousness refers to “vision” of a man in a desert place with no standing pool of water or shiny metal that might accidentally serve as a mirror.  With no such mirror to reflect an image of the man’s eyes, he has no direct, objective experience of those eyes.

And yet, by virtue of his vision of the surrounding terrain, & of part of his own body, this man does know himself to be a “Seer“.  So too we know nonobjective Consciousness to be the Seer, even though we have no direct, objective experience of that nonobjective Consciousness which is the Self, oneself.

That sees all, but cannot be seen because it alone does all the seeing.

Another classic Vedic analogy refers to a earthen vessel/pot with many holes.  A candle in the bottom casts the impression of many “lights” all deriving from the one candle, many “seers” seemingly shining, but only one candle, One Consciousness.  From any one & all, the One Consciousness that we are cannot only be inferred, but never seen.  Each can ask & then say: Who am I ?  I Am That.

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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 90

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 90

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

In our Meditation, we do not want to quarrel within our own Mind. Sri Ramana says that all such disputes are to no purpose. That is not what is to be done in Meditation. We do not want to have a quarrel within ourselves.  How should we meditate ?  How should we proceed spiritually ?  Remain in the state in which the World is not seen. Inquire & remain in the state in which there is no “I”-belief & in which there is neither a Seen nor the Seer. The Absolute alone remains, without an “I” or a “this”, without an Ego-“I”-notion & a World. There is no differentiation.  In the differenceless state of your Real Existence, there is no doubt. Reality comprehends itself with a doubtless Knowledge.

 The Ego-“I”-notion is the separate Experiencer, the individual Knower, the embodied Entity, the Doer of action, & the notion of an “other”.  The Ego-“I”-notion itself is the concept of a separate Universe in which that “I” supposedly exists.  Upon the Ego is based the illusory differentiation of the World, the Individual, & the Supreme (jagat-jiva-para).  The 3 are not 3, but only That 1. the Non-Dual Self.  Only with the Ego does the 1 appear to be 3.  The 1 then appears as it is conceived.  The World & thought are unreal, & so is the ego. One sees the ego’s guises and its appearances. Where is its existence? One sees its effects, but where is the cause? If the ego is real in any manner, it should be actually experienced. If the ego is an entity, it should exist somewhere. If the ego itself is an effect, it should have a cause. One should inquire to determine if the ego exists at all.

 [Ramana]

 If there is a “goal” to be reached it cannot be permanent. The “goal” must already be there.  We seek to reach the “goal” with the Ego, but the “goal” exists before the Ego.  What is in the “goal” is even prior to our birth, that is, to the birth of the Ego.  Because we exist the Ego appears to exist too.  If we look on the Self as the Ego then we become the Ego, if as the Mind we become the Mind, if as the Body we become the Body.

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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 89

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 89

[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.]

Remaining without differentiation, remaining without doubt is where our Bliss lies & where our Peace is because of its nature of Bliss, that is of Happiness & Love absorption in the Absolute, remaining as the Absolute. If there are no differences, if there is no World & no “I”, that is seeing no world & the clear ascertainment that there is no “I”   this is the right state remaining in That, as That itself.

 This Self, which is formless Existence-Consciousness, cannot be sensed & does not have senses. It is not a sensing entity, conceived as a nexus of all the sensations, but ever unmixed Consciousness. The Self is all-seeing but eye less. In Truth, the Senses do not exist. They are only a figment of the Mind, which is in the Infinite Consciousness. Upon the substrate of the Self, which is Existence-Consciousness, there appear the Senses which are only the thought of them. The Sense objects do not separately exist, but appear only to & in the Senses. The Senses vanish, leaving the substrate (Self) unaffected & all alone. The substrate is Reality, which is un-changing. There is no actual “creation” of the Senses in that Consciousness. By this Knowledge, one remains identified as the Self & not misidentified with the Senses, which are unreal.

 What & where is the Ego ?  One should inquire into this deeply to realize the natural nonEgo state, which is Blissful & Free from all Bondage & Suffering. The Ego is merely a false notion   a bare assumption—of Individuality, of a separate “I”, which is the supposition of differentiation from the Absolute. The Ego has no form of its own, &, so to appear in any way it creates an Illusion of Form & attaches itself to such.  It itself appears as the misidentification with & attachment to the unreal forms of the Mind, the Senses, the Body, & the World. Thus, in the course of spiritual practice, when one destroys these misidentifications & attachments, the Ego dissolves.

 [Ramana] 

Ignorance never arose. It has no real existence. That which exists is only vidya [Knowledge].  If does not realize it, such is because of the samskaras.  Find out who does not realize & what he does not realize. Then it will be clear that there is no avidya (Ignorance).

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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 88

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt88

[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 yields Liberation is that which brings about remaining without the Ego-“I”-notion  That which yields Liberation uproots the suppositions about the Individual, the World, & God.  Abandon the previous conceptions, the root conception being the Ego-“I”.  Otherwise, the basic causes of Ignorance or Delusion are still there.  Actual Knowledge of your Self is necessary for Self-Realization. In the state of Self-Realization, Sri Ramana Maharshi says, “the World is not seen.”  The World is “not seen” means that it is not experienced at all. So, there can no longer be any doubt regarding whether it is real or false, made of consciousness or inert, or is a place of suffering or a place of happiness. All such disputes, or thinking, depend upon the idea that the World exists. Sri Ramana says, “the world is not seen” is the seeing that “there is no World”.

 The Universe has no separate existence because for the Self is all in all at all times & is undifferentiated.  The Self is transcendent of the Form of all, but the Ego gives the deluded, wrong view of Duality. The Body is not one’s home, for the Self is unborn & bodiless. But the Ego gives the deluded view of the Self & the Body as knotted together. Bliss is of the Eternal Self.  But the Ego gives the deluded view that Happiness is not here, not immediate & ever present as Pure Existence itself, & must be elsewhere.  The Ego appears as the knot between “Form” & the Self  which is of the nature of pure Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.  The Formless Self, Brahman, alone is ever the solitary Reality. But the Ego gives the deluded view of existent Form, of something “other “existing, of a ” 2nd “.  With Self-Inquiry to determine its nature, the Ego, with all that depends upon it, “vanishes” because it is unreal.

 [Ramana]

 Even after having heard this Truth, one does not remain content because samskaras [innate mental tendencies] have not been destroyed. Unless the samskaras cease to exist, there will always be doubt & confusion. All efforts are directed to destroying doubt & confusion. To do so their roots must be cut.

Their roots are the samskaras. These are rendered ineffective by practice as prescribed by the Guru.  The Guru leaves it to the seeker to do this much so that he might himself find out that there is no Ignorance.  Hearing the Truth [sravana] is the first stage.  If the understanding is not firm, one has to practice reflection [manana] & uninterrupted contemplation [nididhyasana] on it.  These 2 processes “scorch” the seeds of samskaras so that they are rendered ineffective. Some extraordinary people get unshakable jnana after hearing the Truth only once. These are the advanced seekers. Beginners take longer to gain it.

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 87

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt87

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

In the state, where “the World is not seen”, in seeing that “there is no World”, all the concerns, doubts, & disagreements about what “the World” is cannot be, for the obvious reason that then there is no “World” to begin with. In that state, there is no belief in an Ego-“I” who would entertain any such ideas or who would experience such a World. The state of True Knowledge is characterized by an absence of “the World” & an absence of Ego-“I”. It is the “clear ascertainment of no Ego-“I” Sri Ramana says. It is that in which there is no “I”-belief, in which there is not even a going toward the “I” & in which there is no motion to create an Ego-“I”-notion.

 The Ego is the root cause of Delusion, Illusion, Bondage, & Suffering. The Ego is the root of the Mind, even the very idea of an existent Mind, & the root of all else. It is the first illusion to be imagined & the last to disappear. The Ego is the Cause, Substance, & Experiencer of all Illusion. Without the Ego, Illusion is impossible. The Ego has no actual form of its own.  The Ego may be conceived as the Experiencer, the Thinker, the Performer of action, the one who senses, the one who lives, the one who has attributes, & such.  In essence, the Ego is the concept of “I” in whatever guise it may appear.  All Duality & Ignorance is from the Ego, by the Ego, & in the Ego.

 [Ramana]

 People speak of memory & forgetfulness regarding the fullness of the Self.  Forgetfulness & memory are only thought-forms. They will alternate so long as there are thoughts. But Reality lies beyond thought. Memory or forgetfulness must be dependent on something.  That something must be foreign to the Self as well, otherwise there would not be forgetfulness. That upon which memory & oblivion depend is the idea of the Individual self.  When one looks for it, this individual “I” is not found because it is not real. Hence this “I”  is synonymous with Illusion or Ignorance (maya, avidya or ajnana)To know that there never was Ignorance is the goal of all the spiritual teachings. Ignorance must be of one who is conscious. Consciousness is jnana. jnana is Eternal & Natural, ajnana is unnatural & unreal.

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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 86

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt86

[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 in which there is neither “I” nor “this”, no notion of “this”, no definition of “this”, no notion of “this”, & no definition of “I”. Discarding of definitions is the True State of Knowledge. It is remaining without differentiation, & without doubt.  Indeed, the differenceless state is alone the doubtless state. Where there are differences, there are doubts.  Where there is no conception of difference, we no longer have any doubt regarding the Reality. We know it to be the Self.

 Self-Realization is the Egoless state.  Freedom from the Ego is the essence of Liberation.  It is remaining in the Self as the Self.  The falsely assumed individualized “I” is completely removed by Self-Knowledge, & the one true “I”,  the I of the “I”, alone remains.  This Self is referred to by the Ramana Maharshi, Ribhu, & other sages as, “I-I”. That true “I-I” is the “I” in the statement, “I am the Absolute” (aham brahamasmi).  In the Realization of the significance of that Mahavakya (great aphorism) of the Upanishad, “I am the Absolute” Sri Sankara explains: the entire notion of “I” is removed.  The notion of “I” is removed just like the idea, “a man is here” that has been conceived when Mis-perceiving a Post in the darkness. That Mis-perception is completely removed upon light being brought to see more clearly. Brahman alone exists & Brahman alone knows Brahman.  When the “I” (ahamkara) is removed, all of “mine” (mamakara) is also removed since the latter is completely dependent upon the delusion of “I”.

 [Ramana]

 The nature of Bondage is merely the rising, ruinous thought, “I am different from Reality.”  Since one surely cannot remain separate from Reality, reject that thought whenever it rises.

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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 85

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt85

[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.]

Remaining without the Ego-“I”-notion is not only best; it is really the only way. Anything else is merely dreaming.  Furthermore, a truly spiritual approach questions & discerns the nature of the approach, itself.  If we keep the same suppositions & merely accrue information within that context, what have we really done in the name of spirituality ? Unless you question & discern the very nature of the “I,” & thereby unravel the conceptions of the Individual, the World, & Supreme, no lasting benefit occurs. The true expansion from the Illusion of Duality to the Reality of Non-Duality does not occur, unless there is some means by which one remains devoid of the Ego-“I”-notion. Self-Inquiry is that means. Otherwise, one will just have new names for the same suppositions that constituted the Illusion, but the purpose of the instruction by Wise Sages, from time immemorial, is not to reinforce the same Delusion that is already there. To the contrary, the purpose of the instruction is to show something that was not known before & to undo what was thought to be known before.

 The Self is not in the Mind, though it alone pervades it to such an extent that the distinctions of Pervader & Pervaded do not exist.  Though thought exists only as the Self, the Self has never become a thought & has never given rise to thought.  Thought is entirely unreal & does not exist at all.  The Self alone exists & it is 1withouta2nd. The Mind exists nowhere but in the Self, yet there is truly no Mind in the Self.  The True Nature of the Mind is only the Self.  There is truly no Mind at all, & the Self alone exists. In the Knowledge of the Non-Dual, invariable Consciousness there is no such thing as the Mind & yet Consciousness is the only true nature of the Mind.

 [Ramana]

 Just as water in a pot reflects the enormous Sun within the narrow limits of the pot, even so the vasanas or latent tendencies of the Mind of the Individual, acting as the reflecting medium, catch the all-pervading, infinite Light of Consciousness. The form of this reflection is the phenomenon called the “Mind”.  Seeing only this reflection, the unrealized is deluded into the belief that he is a finite being, the jiva, the Individual 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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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 84

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt84

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

One imagines that he knows about the World, or the Universe, both in gross (physical) forms & in subtle (astral“prana”energy) forms, his so-called “outer experience” of that World & his mental impressions of it.  He thinks that he knows about himself, what he is like, & what he is not like. With the ideas of “I am this”, “I am that”, “I am not like this”, “I am not like that”, “I have these qualities”, “I have this history & this memory”, & such, the Individual is thus defined. Then, he enters into the field of spirituality. He hears about the Supreme Self, or about the Supreme Lord, & whatever ideas are fashioned from the perspective of that Individual he takes to be the reality. It is better if all that effort is oriented toward what is Non-Dual & deeply spiritual, in contrast to that which is merely Worldly or Dual, but the best of al Sri Ramana proclaims, is remaining without (“abidance void”, sunya-nistha) the Ego-“I”-notion.

The unreal is not an attribute of the Reality, the Self. The unreal is not experienced by the Reality, which is of the nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss. What is not real and what is not experienced in or of the real does not exist. Thus, there are neither thoughts nor states. One vast Consciousness is. The mind does not bind the Self, for it does not define or limit the Self, does not divide the Self, and does not alter the Self. The Self is not bound, for the mind has no independent existence. The Self is not bound, for there is nothing other than the Self and, therefore, no mind at all. The mind is nowhere but in the Self, yet, in the Self, there is no mind.

[Ramana]

Just as water in a pot reflects the enormous Sun within the narrow limits of the pot, even so the vasanas or latent tendencies of the Mind of the Individual, acting as the reflecting medium, catch the all-pervading, infinite Light of Consciousness. The form of this reflection is the phenomenon called the “Mind”.  Seeing only this reflection, the unrealized is deluded into the belief that he is a finite being, the jiva, the Individual 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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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 83

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 83

[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 the Knower, or the knowing Essence, is assumed to be an individual knower, everything that he knows is just a pack of suppositions & deluded guess work.  Whatever we think we know about the World or any aspect of it & whatever we think we know about the Supreme Self are just suppositions.  If we say to ourselves that we know such & such about the Supreme Self, the belief or conviction is good as far as it goes.  But for real Knowledge we must remain free of the Ego-“I”-notion.  Then the Absolute (Brahman), or the Supreme Self (Atman), knows Itself.

 Thought, both as particular thoughts and as thinking itself, is not an attribute of Consciousness. A true attribute would need to be with that to which it is attributed always. Consciousness is not, by nature, a thought; nor does it have thought always. Therefore, thought is not the attribute of the attributeless Consciousness. Thought cannot exist without Consciousness. Consciousness exists without thought. The self-existent is alone real, and the dependent does not truly exist. Thus, in reality, thought is unreal and the Self alone is real.

 [Ramana]

 The unrealized sees only the Mind which is a mere reflection of the Light of Pure Consciousness. Of the Self itself he is ignorant. Why ?  Because his Mind is extroverted & has never sought its Source.

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 82

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 82

[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 we make definitions to help us reach spiritual understanding, we soon have definitions about formulating definitions, & even the negation of definitions.  Self-Inquiry gets rid of suppositions & self-created doctrines fall by the wayside.  Whether we go through all the thinking ir directly inquire, we must in the end actually inquire in our True Nature & arrive at the dissolution of the Ego-“I”-notion.  We must come to know the Self.  Again, knowing the Self  is not a matter of making definitions, conceiving of ideas, or giving names to things.  In Knowledge of the Self, the Individuality that is falsely assumed must dissolve.  There, all doubts are dissolved & all questions are answered.

 Each thought depends completely on Consciousness & is never known or experienced apart from Consciousness.  Each thought appears & disappears in Consciousness alone. So thought is just Consciousness viewed as such. Thought is said to be a mental mode (vritti), a modification, or a form of Consciousness. Consciousness, itself, is forever formless, unmodified, and has no modes, for it is changeless and eternal. How can there be a form of the formless or a modification of the changeless? Or, how can there be a mode for the birthless and the eternal? Thought has no real existence. It is like a snake imagined in a rope or the waters of a mirage.

 [Ramana]

 The unrealized sees only the Mind which is a mere reflection of the Light of Pure Consciousness. Of the Self itself he is ignorant. Why ?  Because his Mind is extroverted & has never sought its Source.

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 81

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 81

[after an extended lapse in blogger’s health]

[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.]

Undisputed Knowledge of the Reality is necessary & not a supposition. There is nothing to “figure out” regarding Reality. Real Knowledge is not the end result of a long thinking process. There is no trick needed for Self-Realization.  See the distinction between suppositions & real Knowledge. It is the difference between doctrine & the true teaching. The true teaching is found in abidance in the “I”-less state and not in defining illusions. Knowing more about illusions is not wisdom or real Knowledge. Knowing the Self is real Knowledge. Knowledge of the Self is directly realized by the elimination of the Ego-“I” that would suppose, or could conjure up, any idea or any kind of Illusion.

In final Truth, there are no States of Mind & no Mind, & the Self is neither a Cause nor an Experiencer.  Each thought may be regarded as affecting only other thoughts.  Such is because the Self is ever the unaffected silent Witness of all thoughts.  Each thought has nothing that actually connects it to another thought.  All the thoughts are supported by Consciousness alone. Thought has no knowing power.  A thought cannot know itself, nor can it know another thought.  No thought is self-existent.

[Ramana]

In a parable, a man goes to sleep in this hall.  He dreams he has gone on a world tour, is roaming over hill & dale, forest & country, desert & sea, across various continents & after many years of weary & strenuous travel, returns to this place & enters the hall.  Just at that moment he wakes up & finds he has not moved an inch but was sleeping where he lay down.  He has not returned after great effort to this hall, but is & always has been in the hall all the while.  It is exactly like that.  If it is asked, “Why being free do we imagine that we are bound ?” I answer, “Why being in the hall did you imagine you were on a world adventure, crossing hill & dale, desert & sea ?  It is all Mind or Maya [illusion].

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 80

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 80

[after an extended lapse in blogger’s health]

[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.]

Spiritual progress is determined by the depth of realizing “I” less Self-Knowledge. The dissolution of the “I” that conceives of this World; that conceives of “myself” as an Individual, the Jiva; & of the Supreme Self that dissolution of the “I” is the liberating Wisdom. Yet Knowledge in its depth does not have a cause it is inherent in the Self. The Self “sees” from behind you. Take up that his perspective.  When they are in the spirit of Self-Inquiry, the raising of questions serves to dissolve the “I” & whatever suppositions are built upon that “I”.  The reason for the doubt, which the questioning seeks to resolve or destroy, is always this assumption of “I”, & all the suppositions come out from there. Whether they be elaborate, well-formulated doctrines or just wild, individualized suppositions, all of them come forth from this one “I”-notion.

 There are no aspects or phases of homogeneous Consciousness, which is partless.  Since It is Existence-Consciousness, the Self passes unaffected through the 3 States, unmoved by the presence or absence of thoughts in any of their forms.  Yet how can the Self, being Infinite, pass through anything else (such as a State) ?  The States revolve in the Self, not the Self in them. Yet how can there be anything but the Self in that undifferentiated Reality ?  The Self is Infinite, detached, unaffected, Reality devoid of misperception & nonperception, with no Cause & having no Effect.

 [Ramana]

 Even the thought, “I do not realize” is a hindrance.  In fact, the Self alone is.  Our real nature is LiberationBut we are imagining we are bound & are making various, strenuous attempts to become free, while we are all the while free.  This will be understood only when we reach that stage.  We will be surprised that we were frantically trying to attain something which we have always been & are.

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 79

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

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

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

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

[Ramana]

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

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 78

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

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

Realizing NonDual Liberation, Enlightenment by Self-Inquiry pt78

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

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

[Ramana]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Ramana]

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

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

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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 76

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

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

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

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

[Ramana]

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

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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 75

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

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

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

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

[Ramana]

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

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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 74

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

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

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

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

[Ramana]

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

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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 73

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

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

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

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

[Ramana]

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

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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 72

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 72

[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.]

Suppositions, of whatever kind, involve naming or identifying or, in some way, defining oneself, the World, or the Supreme Self in relation to those suppositions, including suppositions regarding our own practice of Self-Inquiry. When we think about Self-Inquiry, do we do so with the assumption of being an Individual who is trying to realize, in a World, which he is attempting to transcend, & then also the Supreme Self, which we are trying to realize ?  All such suppositions fall far short of real Knowledge. Within the context of such suppositions, we have an idea of the Individual, the World, and the Supreme Self.  It is inherent in the very act of making such suppositions to define these things, but they are all considered only as long as the Ego“I”notion exists.

What is casually termed “mind” is only a collection, or movement, of thought.  It does not exist as such, and it is not an independent entity. If thought is absent, there is said to be no mind present. Thought itself is inert. When the knowing Consciousness is confounded with thought, there arises the notion of a separate knowing entity called the “mind.” Consciousness is the knowing aspect and is not a thought. No thought is Consciousness itself. Consciousness is the Self, and thus the Self is free from thought and free of the mind. All that appears is only thought: the world, the body, the senses, subtle experience, and of course, thinking, itself. All are known in thought only.

[Ramana]

Take care of yourself.  Let the World take care of itself.  See your Self.   If you are the Body there is the gross World also. If you are Spirit all is Spirit alone.  Free yourself first & then see if the question if “others” arises afterwards.

If there seems to be Ignorance, for whom is it ?  Yes, for the Ego. Remove the Ego & Ignorance is gone. Look for it, the Ego vanishes & the real Self alone remains. The Ego professing Ignorance is not to be seen. There is no Ignorance in Reality.  All Scriptures are meant to disprove the existence of Ignorance.

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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 71

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 71

[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.]

What does this say of the idea of individually knowing something ? What does it say about the Individual, or Ego–”I” ?  What does it say about the entire Universe ?  Just One is all this because for the Self there is no creation, no World, no “this”, no “other”, or any such conception.  The same One Self is known as the Witness, which is infinite Consciousness, for those who are meditating in the Mind, & as the Self which alone exists, for those who have realized Reality.  There can be no difference in Thatt, ever.  Whether speaking of Pure Existence, or of “all this”, still there is only One Existence. No change ever occurs for It.  We need never take the Experiencer, the Experiencing, & the objects of Experience to be real.  They are like images on a “Screen”, they are Illusions. Such are artificial names given to the One Existence, as if it were divided among many things.

What is called “the mind” is only the combination of thought & Consciousness.  That combination is an Illusion.  It is the Illusion of combining the ever Formless with Form.  Consciousness is the Self & cannot truly be combined with thought, for the Self is Formless & will not change its Nature.  The Self is Infinite & will not be added to.  The Self is real Existence that cannot be combined with false appearances any more than the Rope can be combined with the imagined Snake, or the Sand with the Water of a mirage.

[Ramana]

The Ego-“I”-Self appears & disappears & is transitory, whereas the real Self is permanent. Though you are actually the true Self you wrongly identify the Real Self with the ego-self.

See if that mistake has actually come about.  The ego-self does not exist at all.  If you ask why does it give you trouble, ask: “To whom is the trouble ?”  The trouble also is imagined. Trouble & pleasure are only for the Ego.

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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 70

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 70

[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 One Reality alone has become both the Seer & the Seen. The emphasis is not so much that the One has changed its Nature, but the inquiry: “What is all this ?” is the point. In our experience, the Subject & the Object appear. The Power by which they appear, the Light by which they are known, the “Screen” on which they are displayed, the “Ground”, or “Substrate”, That which illumines, or knows, as well as that which appears  as “I”, the Subject, & that which appears as the Object, the entire Universe, are all just One Reality, One Divine Essence. If we understand in this way, where is the room for believing that “the World is separate,” “I am separate,” & ““this is separate”.  Just One appears as all this. To know the Reality, therefore, we must know that One, & that One as it is, not just as that One appears in this “picture”, which is the Dream of this World. We must know the One’s Existence as it actually is. To know the One’s Existence, we need to know our own True Nature & realize our Nature to be that very One, the One of boundless Power, or God. When you have the idea, “I know this,” “I experience this,” the power of that knowing is the Self which is no small personal thing, but of boundless Power.

 Thought, itself, is experienced as if all these things. All are only thought. Thoughts join only to other thoughts & affect only other thoughts. Thought appears as Ideas, & thought itself appears as the things that concern those Ideas. Thought cannot join with the Self & cannot affect the Self.  Therefore thought cannot bind.  Thoughts affect only thoughts. The preceding thoughts generally determine the succeeding thoughts.

 [Ramana]

 There is no “goal” to be “reached”.  There is nothing to be “attained”.  You are the Self.  You exist always. Nothing more can be predicated of the Self than that it exists.  Seeing God or the Self is only being the Self or yourself.  Seeing is being.  You, being the Self, want to know how to attain the Self.  It is something like a man being at some place asking how many ways there are to reach that place & which is the best way for him. All that is required of you is to give up the thought that you are this Body & to give up all thoughts of the external things or the not-Self.

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT69

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT69

[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 Seer, the Subject, & also the Seen is all that is objective which in the Teaching of Non-Duality are like “images”.  Reality as Existence is like the “Screen”, the “Substrate” upon which all those “images” seem to be projected.  Reality as Consciousness is the Light” by whose illumination the Subject & Object can appear.  All of the forms, as an Effect, rest in the Cause, which is formless, but the Effect can never be different than the nature of the Cause. The Effect is the Cause appearing as the Effect.  The original Cause, which is God or the Supreme Self, is, therefore, all “this”.

The Self is never an object & can never be the known. It is always Consciousness itself. Therefore, the Self is ever of the Nature that is Transcendent of thought.  The Self is not known by thought, which means it is ever undefined by thought & cannot be bound by thought, no matter what the thought is.

[Ramana]

True Knowledge does not create a new being for you, it only removes your ignorant Ignorance.  Bliss is not added to your Nature, it is merely revealed as your true Natural State, Eternal & imperishable. The only way to be rid of your grief is to know & be the Self.  How can this be unattainable ?

People say that they are not able to know the Self that is allpervading. What can I do ?  Even the smallest child says, “I exist; I do this; this is mine.”  So, everyone understands that the thing “I” is always existent. It is only when that “I” is there that there is the feeling that you are the Body, he is so & so, & so on. To know that the One that is always visible is one’s own Self, is it necessary to search with a candle ?  To say that we do not know the Real Nature of the Self which is not different but which is in one’s own Self is like saying, “I do not know myself.”

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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 – PT68

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT68

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

If there is an Ego“I”, there must be a source or a cause of it, & for that which is before the “I”, there originally was no “I”.  If we consider the Universe as existing or appearing, & if we consider the Ego“I” as existing or appearing, there must be a Cause, or Essence, that appears as these very “things”.  The Cause appears as the Effect. The Effect is only the Cause in that guise.  The original Cause, which is before “all”, is Undifferentiated & One.  What then is the nature of the Effect ?  As Reality was originally, so it is now and always. What Power is it that creates the “I” in everyone ?  What is the Power that can bring forth the entire Universe ?

 The Ego-“I” knows thought; but thought does not know the “I”.”  The true “I” is the unknown Knower of all knowing: this is true Knowledge. None of the attributes of thought are those of the Self.  How then can thought pertain to the Self ?  How then can thought define or confine the Self ?  The Self is free from thought.  Thought can never conceive of the Self.  The Self is never an object of thought.  Thought always has an “objective” element in it.  The Self is ever nonobjective.  There is no such thing as a “nonobjective ” thought.  Since the thought itself is always known & it is always the “thought of something”, be it gross (physical) or subtle (mental).  The Self is never an object & can never be the Known.  It is always Consciousness itself.  Therefore, the Self is ever of the Nature that is Transcendent of thought.  The Self is not known by thought, which means it is ever undefined by thought & cannot be bound by thought, no matter what the thought is.

 [Ramana]

 You may take up this or that spiritual practice to transcend non-existent limitations.  But if your spiritual practice itself assumes the existence of the limitations, how can it help you to transcend them ?  You are really the infinite Pure Existence, the Self.  You are always that Self & nothing but that Self.  Therefore, you can never be really ignorant of the Self. Your Ignorance is merely an imaginary Ignorance, like the Ignorance of the 10 Fools about the lost 10th man. It is this Ignorance that caused them grief.

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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 – PT67

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT67

[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.]

Everything derives its “light” & its reality from the Absolute, but That  does not derive its Light or Reality from anything else. The Absolute does not depend on the World. The Absolute does not depend on the Ego“I”.  The Absolute does not depend on anything else. Rather it, itself, has become all “this”, without changing its Nature, for if its True Nature would change, it would not be all-powerful, & that which changed it would be all-powerful. One has become all this, & all this therefore is only that One.  You must know That as it is, within yourself.  It is the Reality in all that appears to exist. It is the Existence in all of the apparent Experiencers, or Seers.  It is the Consciousness in all the Knowing, Perceiving, & Cognizing. It is the only “thing” that there is.

 The Self is changeless. Thought is changeful.  How, then, can thought pertain to the Self ?  How, then, can thought define or confine the Self ?  The Self is singular, stateless & modeless. Thought is multiple, appearing as thoughts, modes, & states. How, then, can thought pertain to the Self ?  How then can thought define or confine the Self ?  The Self is homogenous.  Thought has many aspects.  How, then, can thought pertain to the Self ?  How then can thought define or confine the Self ?  The Self is continuous Existence-Consciousness.  Thought is sporadic & each thought is momentary.  How then, can thought pertain to the Self ?  How then can thought define or confine the Self ?  The Self does not rise & has no disappearance.  The rise & fall of thought can be observed by anyone who meditates with depth.  How then can thought pertain to the Self ?  How then can thought define or confine the Self ?  Thought, being objective, is the Known.  Thought has no knowing power of its own. The Self is the Knower, the silent Witness of all thought.  The Self is Consciousness, which is the Knower, & the Mind is among the Known. Since this is always so, how then can thought pertain to the Self ?  How then can thought define or confine the Self  ?

 [Ramana]

 In the parable of the “10th Fool”, from where was the 10th man brought in ?

Was he ever lost ? By knowing that he had been there all the while, did they learn anything new ? The cause of their grief was not the real loss of anyone.  It was their own Ignorance, or rather, their mere supposition that one of them was lost. Such is the case with you. Truly there is no cause for you to be miserable & unhappy. You yourself impose limitations on your True Nature of Infinite Existence, & then weep that you are but a finite creature.

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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 – PT66

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT66

[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 Ego who is supposedly “inbetween”, claiming the identity of Pure Existence, on the one hand, & the limitations of the Body form on the other, & who says, “I am undergoing this experience”    this is the one to be destroyed first, & he is destroyed by Self-Inquiry, by the Knowledge of his own nonexistence. Objective knowledge, training, & application of physical skills does not require an Ego-entity who believes he is 1/2Existence & 1/2Body. All those things be accomplished quite well without the Ego.

 With Self-Inquiry to know the Self, one can see that thought is a power capable of appearing in multiple ways with varied content.  The same power of thought may appear individually, in patterns, in modes, or as states of Mind.  Knowing this, one can take Sri Ramana Maharshi’s direct approach of liberating the Self from the Mind all at once.  We free our selves from the Mind, from thought, realizing that all Duality, which is all experience other than the Self, is a creation of the Mind.  Such creation is due to thoughts & is composed of thoughts.  Remaining free from thought requires one to remain free of dualistic notions regarding the Mind itself. The unmoving Self does not travel through the Mind, & thought does not drag the ever-still, transcendent Self about.

 [Ramana]

 Self-Knowledge is not a knowledge to be acquired, so that acquiring it one may obtain Happiness.  It is one’s ignorant outlook that one should give up. The Self you seek to know is truly yourself.  Your supposed Ignorance causes you needless grief like that of the 10 “foolish men” who grieved at the loss of the 10th man  who was never lost.

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 – PT65

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT65

[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 Ego who is supposedly “inbetween”, claiming the identity of Pure Existence, on the one hand, & the limitations of the Body form on the other, & who says, “I am undergoing this experience”    this is the one to be destroyed first, & he is destroyed by Self-Inquiry, by the Knowledge of his own nonexistence. Objective knowledge, training, & application of physical skills does not require an Ego-entity who believes he is 1/2Existence & 1/2Body. All those things be accomplished quite well without the Ego.

 With Self-Inquiry to know the Self, one can see that thought is a power capable of appearing in multiple ways with varied content.  The same power of thought may appear individually, in patterns, in modes, or as states of Mind.  Knowing this, one can take Sri Ramana Maharshi’s direct approach of liberating the Self from the Mind all at once.  We free our selves from the Mind, from thought, realizing that all Duality, which is all experience other than the Self, is a creation of the Mind.  Such creation is due to thoughts & is composed of thoughts.  Remaining free from thought requires one to remain free of dualistic notions regarding the Mind itself. The unmoving Self does not travel through the Mind, & thought does not drag the ever-still, transcendent Self about.

 [Ramana]

 Self-Knowledge is not a knowledge to be acquired, so that acquiring it one may obtain Happiness.  It is one’s ignorant outlook that one should give up. The Self you seek to know is truly yourself.  Your supposed Ignorance causes you needless grief like that of the 10 “foolish men” who grieved at the loss of the 10th man  who was never lost.

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 – PT64

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT64

[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.]

Further contemplating Immortality, identify with just that Pure Existence & not with the form of anything else. That is vitally important when Death is considered. In contemplating such an experience, you should also clearly distinguish between the natural motions for survival, the workings of adrenal glands & similar physical responses, & actual the fear of Death, which is the fear of going out of Existence. You can simultaneously have the same abilities to physically respond, for those are physical matters, & at the same time know your Self as the Truth. Nature’s way of attempting to preserve the bodily form as long as it can may continue as normal, but your inner Peace as Existence remains transcendently detached from all of it.

What is thought of as “external” is entirely in Consciousness, which is free from the Senses. The “external World” is a mere notion in Consciousness. Within the notion there appears the whole external World. It is one notion fragmented into the imagining of endless objects that are assumed to exist.  The one notion depends on the false “I am the Body” belief.  The World is a mere notion, an illusory appearance in one’s own Mind. Therefore it is called Maya, Illusion. Illusion is that which is not. Since the World is unreal, it can offer no Bondage. Being unreal, the World does not actually come to exist.  This is the reason that Maya is said to be “beginningless”.

[Ramana]

That which is continuous is also enduring, that is permanent. That which is discontinuous is transitory. Therefore the State of Pure Existence is permanent & the Body & the World are not.  They are fleeting phenomena passing on the screen of ExistenceConsciousness which is Eternal & stationary.  The Deep Dreamless Sleep State is free from thoughts & the impression of thought on the Individual.  So Deep Dreamless Sleep cannot be altered by one’s will because effort is impossible in that condition.  Although nearer to Pure Consciousness, it is not fit for efforts to realize 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 

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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 – PT63

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT63

[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.]

Prana (LifeForce or Energy) can be said to enter & to exit the Body. One may regard the Prana as increasing & decreasing, or one may say the Prana remains the same & it is just that it is entering or exiting, or being particularized, or joining with the greater cosmic amount of Prana.  There are different ways of looking at this, but do “you” go in & out?  When the Body is alive & Prana seems to be animating it, are you in that Body ? If you find now that you are not in the Body, that there is clearly a distinction between the Body & you, & between the Prana & you, that very “you” is going to remain as it is after the Prana  no longer animates the Body. This Truth should become so totally your Identity that you are completely free. This is not theoretical. It is not even something meant to be only “believed” in, while you retain an experience that is otherwise.

The Seer of Truth is the Self, & the Self is Indivisible, Nonobjective, without exterior, undifferentiated, & 1withouta–2nd. Consciousness, Infinite & Undivided, sees none but Itself.  That which is not Consciousness does not see at all.  Lacking existence, that which is not Consciousness also lacks knowing.  As the Self, one does not see the World, & the World does not see oneself.  In Non-Duality, Pure Existence alone is Real. The World has never come to be, so it is said to be completely unreal. The World never was, is not, & never will be. The uncreated, unmodified, worldless Absolute alone exists. That alone exists, & That you are. The Real ever exists, & the unreal has never come to exists. The conclusion about this is known by the Knowers of Truth.

 [Ramana]

 When passing from Deep Dreamless Sleep to Waking the “I”thought [Individual self] must start & the Mind must come into play. Then thoughts arise & the functions of the Body come into operation. All these together make us say that we are awake.  The absence of all this is the characteristic of Deep Dreamless Sleep & therefore it is nearer to Pure Consciousness than the Waking State.   But one should not therefore desire to be always in Deep Dreamless Sleep.  In the first place it is impossible, for Deep Dreamless Sleep will necessarily alternate with the other 2 States.  Secondly it cannot be the State of Bliss in which the jnani is, for his state is permanent & not alternating. Moreover, the Deep Dreamless Sleep State is not recognised to be one of consciousness by people,  but the Sage is always aware. Thus the Deep Dreamless Sleep state differs from the state in which the Sage is established.

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 – PT62

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT62

[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.]

Further reflecting on Death (for the sake of spiritual motivation) if you are in the Body, there will be an out-of-the-body (OTB) experience shortly thereafter.  If you are not in the Body to begin with, in & out do not pertain to you. Where do you exist even now ?  Do you exist in the Body ?  Knowing for certain that you do not exist in the body, is there anywhere for you to “go” when the Body vanishes from your experience ?  The Illusion, or the Delusion, is to think that you are embodied & that, when the Body’s life expires, somehow the LifeEssence is snuffed out. Really, the Essence  is pure Consciousness, existing in & out of the Body, or beyond the “body-consideration” entirely. And it is the Body that appears & disappears, while the Essence, the pure Consciousness, always exists.

If the World appears, it & its knower are only the Self.  If there is no appearance, there is only the Self.  In the Knowledge of the un-changing, ever-same Reality, the Self alone exists. Thus, in Reality, there is no question of a World ever being created or ever appearing.  For whom would it appear ?  Since there is no 2nd self but only the One Self ever, the Self is the Seer of the World.  The World does not see the Self.  Existence is Consciousness, & the Self is That. There is no existence apart from Consciousness, the Self.  Realizing the Truth of the Self, one sees that there is no World.  It is not that the Seer of Truth does not see the world, as if this Knowledge were a sensory state, but rather the Seer of Truth sees “that there is no World.”

 [Ramana]

 Do you not admit that you exist in Deep Dreamless Sleep ?  And you are the same person that is now awake.  ls it not so ?  So there is a continuity in the Deep Dreamless Sleep & Waking States.  What is that continuity ?  It is only the state of Pure Existence.  There is a difference in the 2 States.  What is that difference ?  The incidents, namely: the Body, the World, & objects appear in the Waking State but they disappear in Deep Dreamless Sleep when there is no awareness of the Body or of the World.  But you must exist in Deep Dreamless Sleep in order to say, “I was not aware in my Deep Dreamless Sleep.” Who says so now ?  It is the wakeful person. The sleeper cannot say so. That is to say, the Individual who is now identifying the Self with the Body says that such awareness did not exist in Deep Dreamless Sleep. There is the continuity of Existence in all the 3 States, but no continuity of the Individual & the objects.

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 – PT61

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT61

[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 not too common for one to ponder one’s own death. One suppresses the thought of Death.  That orientation is again an intuition. It is true that: “I will be fine.” Unfortunately, the “I” is mixed up with some Form, such as the Body, & how fine the “I” really is this is not clearly discerned. Regardless of whether or not there are people who do not have a fear of Death, the Teaching of Self-Inquiry addresses those who recognize that they do have a fear of Death & wish to find the answer. The answer lies in the Realization of Pure Existence. So if we meet people who say, “Death means nothing to me,” do not worry them unnecessarily. For oneself though, if we notice our Mind’s agitation over the possibility of Death, we dive within & realize the Pure Existence, which has neither gain nor loss, neither beginning nor end. Know yourself to be That. Know That, which is misperceived as everyone, to be the only One.  Then, there can be no loss. There will not even be space for the idea that there could be loss.

 The One Self experiences itself everywhere always. The Self is just thought of as a “World” though there is really no such differentiated thing (as a separate World). Consciousness comprises the World, Space, Time, Matter, Motion, & Events, the Moments & the Eons, Things & People, the animate & the inanimate, the moving & the still, the large & the small, the living & the dead, the far & the near, the atoms & the galaxies, the root & the flower, the cause & the effect, & all else. The one Self is “all”. The one Self appears as all this Universe. The Universe appears in the Self.  The Self, being Formless & Infinite, does not appear in the World. The Self appears as the Universe, but really undergoes no modifications. It always remains as the perfectly full “Void” of Being.

 [Ramana]

 The Self is Pure Consciousness.  No one can ever be away from the Self.  The question is possible only if  there is Duality.  But there is no Duality in the state of Pure Consciousness.  The same person sleeps, dreams, & wakes up. The Waking State is considered to be full of beautiful & interesting things. The absence of such experience makes one say that the Deep Dreamless Sleep State is dull.

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 – PT60

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT60

[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.]

Regarding the fear of Death, it can also be the case that the identification is, at that moment, in the mind, with something else more than with the health & welfare of one’s own particular body. An example might entail great care for a loved one, a child, or someone else.  Such a person may say, “I have no fear of dying, but if my son or daughter would ever get even close to death, it would be a great tragedy.” (Some religious fundamentalists actually turn away from God when, in “His mysterious ways”, He takes from them a close loved one.) This is another case of a person not examining his own experience. Such is due to lack of Self-Inquiry. A person may experience this same “fear” as a sense of “loss” & “suffering” as well as fright. Few ponder this even though they are surrounded by Death all the time.

Reality does not bring forth the unreal. Being Non-Dual, Reality also does not bring forth anything real because Reality does not bring forth anything.  Ever-Existence, itself Unborn, creates not at all.  The unreal is also not born, for the unreal does not exist. Being unreal, the unreal does not disappear, anymore than the Dream World disappears for the Dream character when one awakens from both.  The World appears in Consciousness alone. The World is known by the Knower. The World is known in the Knower.  The World has no existence apart from the Knower, which is Pure Consciousness. The World appears in Consciousness, by the power of Consciousness.  The World is composed of Consciousness, & is known or experienced by Consciousness. All of the World is just Consciousness. The World has not the least degree of any other existence. One Existence-Consciousness exists everywhere always.

[Ramana]

The Ultimate Truth is so simple & is nothing more than being in the pristine state. This is all that need be said.

Deep Dreamless Sleep, Dream, & Waking States are mere phenomena appearing on the Self which is itself stationary.  The Self is also a state of Pure Consciousness.  Can anyone remain away from the Self at any moment ?  This question can arise only if that were possible.

The question may as well be, “Am I nearer to myself in my sleep than in my waking state ?”

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 – PT59

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT59

[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 we are very aware of the changes of Life & Death, & seek the answer, we arrive at a state in which we know the unmarred Perfection. For that Perfection, there is no flaw & nothing wrong ever. With the realization of that, Death loses its ability to make us suffer, which was not the purpose of Death anyway. Realizing the immortal Existence as one’s Self, there is not even room, not even space, for the thought of Death.

Two people could say that they do not have the fear of Death. For one, it might be because he never thinks about it & prefers not to do so. He does not want to deal with it. For the other, it may be because he has thoroughly known the Truth of the Absolute & has identified himself with that Absolute. Their words may be the same, & they may seem equally relaxed about Death, but their states would be very different.

 The World is constituted solely of Sense perceptions, usually from a supposed bodily location (or of some recording instrument, etc.).  There is no World apart from these.  So, the World is not “external”. The “external” is merely a conceptual interpretation of the Sensations. The Senses are known only by & in Consciousness.

 [Ramana]

 There is no one who does not say “I exist”.  The wrong knowledge of “I am the Body” is the cause of all the mischief.  This wrong knowledge must go. That is Realization.  Realization is not acquisition of anything new nor is it a new faculty.  It is only removal of all veiling.

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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 – PT58

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT58

[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 the Body of someone you do not know dies, will you suffer over the loss or disappearance of that body ?  Not very much.  If the body of someone you know dies, will you suffer over the loss or disappearance of that body ?  More.  If your body dies, will you suffer ?  Suffering is actually needless in all 3 cases. Krishna’s instruction to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita commences with, “Neither for the living nor the dead do the wise grieve.”  Why not ?  What do the “wise” know ?  What is the Wisdom that makes them Wise & enables them to be free of suffering regarding any of the living & the dead ?  What the wise know about the nature of the Self, to the extent that they are absolutely convinced, is that there is no one lost at any time. If we go along thinking that things will remain more or less just the way they are, we are in a very precarious situation & we are deluded.  The balance of Life & Death is with us all of the time & so we should take the proper steps to realize the Truth, which is immortal & blissful.  If you keep this in mind, your spiritual practice will always be very intense. Consequently, you practice Self-Inquiry to know the Truth as if it were the very last thing you were going to do.

Deep Self-Inquiry into the True Nature of the Knower himself will result in an absence of a defined, separate experiencer & thus of the supposedly experienced World. This yields the revelation of the one Infinite Existence of the Self.  The meaning of “All is the Self” or “All is Brahman” is comprehended in this Non-Dual Knowledge without a trace of anything other.  To experience a World is to conceive it.  The World is not actually a Perception, but a Conception. To conceive, or experience, a World, one must first consider oneself as some kind of Body or as in the Body. One must consider the Body as existing, & the Body as being “somewhere”.

[Ramana]

That which really exists must also persist forever. That which appears anew will also be lost. Compare Deep Dreamless Sleep & Waking.  The Body appears in one State but not in the other. Therefore the Body will be lost.  Consciousness was pre-existent & will survive the Body.

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

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT57

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT57

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

One may imagine loss of Existence or Happiness, yet one knows intrinsically that such is meant to be there, & that Happiness & Bliss are both the Natural & the Eternal State. That is where the natural Discrimination lies for someone spiritually oriented, even though one may not cognize this. No one wants to go out of Existence. Everyone rightly supposes that Existence is one’s Happiness. There is corresponding suffering whenever there is a reminder of the mortality, impermanence of what we are regarding as our existence, such as the Body, which is not True Existence itself that which remains unseen.

 The Self is not produced by anything of the World, shares none of the World’ s limited qualities, & is not an object within the World. The Self is neither a Body nor located in a Body. Entertaining & debating various concepts or opinions regarding the World can continue only so long as there is no clear Discernment of the One who perceives the World.  Once there is deeper Knowledge regarding the Self, the questions about the World’s nature no longer arise. The Realization of the Unborn is the Realization of No-Creation. In the absence of this Knowledge, there may arise confusion such as: “If it is unreal, why does it appear; if it is unreal, why does it not disappear ?”  The confusion is rooted in the delusive supposition that the mere Senses are the determination of Reality.  Then the Knower is conceived as a sensory being engaged in an experience that is of the same nature (sensory) as himself.

 [Ramana]

 The Body & body-consciousness arise together & sink together. All this amounts to saying that there are no such limitations in Deep Dreamless Sleep, whereas there are those limitations in the Waking State.  These limitations are the Bondage.  The feeling “I am the Body” is the error.  This false sense of “I” must go.  The real “I” is always there.  The real “I” is here & now. The real “I” never appears anew & disappears again.

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 – PT56

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT56

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

One may imagine loss of Existence or Happiness, yet one knows intrinsically that such is meant to be there, & that Happiness & Bliss are both the Natural & the Eternal State. That is where the natural Discrimination lies for someone spiritually oriented, even though one may not cognize this. No one wants to go out of Existence. Everyone rightly supposes that Existence is one’s Happiness. There is corresponding suffering whenever there is a reminder of the mortality, impermanence of what we are regarding as our existence, such as the Body, which is not True Existence itself that which remains unseen.

The Existence of the Self is not sensorially perceived, but is known more interiorly. The World is perceived only through the Senses. The Self is ever the Subject, the Knower. The World is only the object, the Known. Therefore, the Self has no connection with the World since the Self shares none of its characteristics or qualities. The Self is not defined by the World or worldly things.  The Self is not bound by the World or anything of the World.  The Self does not depend on the World in any way in order to exist. That which is true of the Existence & Consciousness of the Self is also true of the Bliss of the Self, these three not being actually 3, but 1 & the same thing. This Discernment yields Freedom from the illusory Bondage, both when the World is apparently perceived as well as when it is not so. By such Knowledge, one realizes that the Self is not of the World & is not in the World.

[Ramana]

 Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows “I exist”.  No one can deny his own Existence. The man in Deep Dreamless Sleep is not aware.  While awake he seems to be aware.  But it is the same person.  There is no change in the one who slept & the one who is now awake.  In Deep Dreamless Sleep he was not aware of his Body & so there was no bodyconsciousness.

In the wakeful state, he is aware of his body & so there is body-consciousness. Therefore the difference lies in the emergence of body-consciousness & not in any change in the real Consciousness.

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

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT55

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT55

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

In the course of spiritual practice, we notice the presence of Life & Death, & we do not ignore such facts. In Illusion (samsara), people usually do not like to think about these things. Then when it stares them in the face as their own imminent death, or the death of someone close to them, they think about it. When the situation passes, their memory of such fades, & their thinking about Death also rapidly fades. Perhaps, it is because they do not have an answer for it or they do not know that the answer is really within. It is wise to observe that Life & Death are with us all of the time. Thus we take the proper steps to realize the Truth, which is immortal & blissful. If we keep this in mind, our practice will always be very intense. Consequently, we practice Self-Inquiry to know the Truth as if it were the very last thing we were going to do.

 The Self is permanent with no Creation or Destruction. The perception of the World depends on the changeful Senses. A change in the Senses brings a change in the object, in the perceived World. The Self does not change when the Senses do, for it is un-changing Existence & the unchanging Witness of all the changing Senses. A change of Mode, or state of Mind yields a corresponding change in the Senses & the perceived World. The Self is not changed, being un-changing Existence & Consciousness, & the Witness of the Mind as well as the Senses. The Self is One, partless, & indivisible.  The World is composed of innumerable parts & divisions. The Self has no form, & is purely Formless Existence.  The World is composed of forms, without which there is no World.  There is no formless World.

 [Ramana]

Simply remove Ignorance. That is all there is to be done. Liberation means release from Bondage which implies the present existence of Bondage. But there is no Bondage & therefore no Liberation either.

Any experience that which has a beginning must also end. Only when the ever-present Consciousness is realized will one’s experience be permanent.

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 – PT54

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT54

[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.]

For impersonal, unlimited Consciousness, there is no Life or Death. Consciousness continuously exists, & the one who says, “I had this or that experience,” is the Illusion. That “I” comes & goes, back & forth, while Consciousness continuously exists. This shows us the proper orientation & also what should be relinquished by means of knowing where we really exist.  Those who wisely pursue the Absolute Truth observe the basic facts of Life & Death. They aim to transcend Life & Death to remain as immortal Existence.

 By the term “World” is meant all that is perceived, all objects, all activities, all events, the forms of living beings, anything in Space & Time, & anything seen, heard, touched, or sensed in any manner. Transcendence of the world is Liberation from Bondage & Suffering in relation to all of this. Abandonment of the objective outlook constituting the World yields the perception of Reality as it is. Reality cannot be by anything of the World, but only by Knowledge of the Self. Where could one go in the World that one would be beyond the World  ?   Yet one’s real Existence is always beyond the World, & Knowledge reveals the True Nature of Pure Existence. The Self is changeless & permanent. The World is changeful & impermanent. Each object has a creation, a changeful duration, & a destruction. This is true for all objects & for the World as a whole, without exception.

 [Ramana]

 Self-Realization is for everyone.  Self-Realization makes no difference between the spiritual aspirants.  The very doubt, whether you can realize, & the notion “I-have-not-realized” are themselves the obstacles. Be free from these obstacles.

Liberation is not to be gained in the Future.  It is there forever, here & now. The experience is here and now. One cannot deny one’s own Self.

Pure Existence is the same as Happiness & Happiness is the same as Existence. One believes that there is Bondage & therefore seeks Liberation.  But there is no Bondage but only Liberation.

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 – PT53

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT53

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

If there remains the tendency to misidentify with the Body, then, there are concerns brought in because of that Mis-identification. Because a Body dies, the “conqueror of death” cannot be the Body. Since the Senses perish, the “conqueror of death” cannot be anything perceivable by the Senses or a sensing entity. Since the Mind dies, the “conqueror of death” cannot be the Mind. If every thought dies, sooner or later, the “conqueror of death” cannot be something contained in thought.  The “conqueror of death” cannot be a product of thinking, & it cannot be comprehended in thought. There must be something beyond, but what is entirely beyond is innermost. That is your own Existence, which is your own True Nature.

Those who are detached from the World & the Senses, who are not identified with the Body, who perceive the transient nature of all in the World, & who yearn for the direct experience of the Knowledge of Reality as it is should practice Self-Inquiry. View the World as transitory, as inert, & as a passing Dream. Never expect the World to provide what is already yours: Happiness, Identity, & Reality. To transcend the World is to remain blissful, at Peace always, & free in the Knowledge of the unreality of the World & the Self’s freedom from that Illusion. This is the perception of Reality free of the Forms of Illusion. Absorption Worldless Being, true perception, transcendence of the World, limitless Freedom unaffected by anything of the World, direct experience of indivisible Existence, & true experience beyond debate or doubt are for those who inquire to know the Self, which is the sole-existent Reality.

[Ramana]

You are the Self, you are already That.  You are ignorant of your blissful State.  Ignorance supervenes & draws a Veil over the pure Self which is Bliss.  Attempts are directed only to remove this Veil of Ignorance which is merely wrong knowledge.  The wrong knowledge is the false

Mis-identification of the Self with the Body & the Mind.  This false Mis-identification must go & then the Self alone remains.

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/