REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 102
Realizing Non–Dual 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 self–less, or Ego–less, 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 mis–perception 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 mis–perceptions or Illusions. The Self is the Reality, ever–existent, 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 non–objective, & the non–objective 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.
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“There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.”
– the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome – Ajata Vada
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