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.

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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/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT52

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT52

[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.]

Nonattached to anything ir any associations, to any form, inquire deeply into what the presumed associations are, because those various associations cause you to believe that you are in a given state, when really you are the One who is beyond all states. The associations cause you to think of being mortal & then perhaps passing into another state (re-incarnation, after-life, etc.).  But pure Consciousness is not encased in such limitations. Consciousness is not in a state that is going to pass into another.

Prana, the life energy is ultimately transient, whether viewed as one’s individual bodily Life-Energy or as all the manifest Life Energy (Cosmic Prana) . The Self is that which is Eternal. There is no time when one begins or ceases to exist.  This Self, which is Absolute Existence, ever is as it is.  So how could Prana be equated with the Self ? Therefore, the Self is not to be identified with the Prana, the Life-Energy, & does not bear the Prana as an attribute. The Self is free of Prana & all that manifests due to Prana.  The view of the World is a mirror image of the view of oneself.  The identity of oneself determines the definition of the World, since the Seer himself appears as the Seen; the “I” appears as “this”; Reality appears as the World  For the purpose of knowing Reality without veils, one should inquire to know oneself, giving up the objective outlook as well as the Ego to whom that objective outlook belongs.

[Ramana] 

Vasanas   mental tendencies will of themselves be destroyed if you remain “as you are”, remaining as the Self.

There is no “reaching” the Self.  If the Self were to be “reached”, it would mean that the Self is not here & now & that it is yet to be obtained. What is got afresh will also be lost. So it will  be  impermanent. What is not permanent is not worth striving for. So the Self is not “reached”

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

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www.jpstiga.com/

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Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

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

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

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT51

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT51

[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 being alive that enables one to be conscious, but Consciousness that knows the state of being alive. So how could Prana be equated with the Self ?  The Life-Energy seems to locate itself throughout the Body. The Self is not located in a Body or spatially in any manner. So how could Prana be equated with the Self ?  Prana functions, animating the Body & the Senses in various ways. The Self, which is Consciousness, remains as the “Witness” of Body, Senses, & World. The Self is the immovable Reality of Existence & not a function.  So how could Prana be equated with the Self ?  The Prana does not remain eternally since it manifests for some time, but then it is absorbed. It may be said to be absorbed into the great, Universal (Cosmic) Prana, which in turn is absorbed in the Absolute.  Or else Prana may be said to be absorbed in the Mind, which in turn is absorbed in the Absolute. The Self is itself the Absolute & is never absorbed into anything. That which actually exists always exists. That which can be absorbed, or which has a beginning & an end, is an unreal appearance.  Ultimately such does not exist.  The Self exists, & there is nothing else into which the Self can be absorbed.  So how could Prana be equated with the Self ?  The Prana depends upon the Self.  The Self does not depend upon the Prana.  There are ways to alter the Prana or its functions. The Self is unalterable Existence & un-changing.  One cannot modify Existence, & one cannot stand apart from Existence to attempt to modify it.  So how could Prana be equated with the Self ?

[Ramana]

Stillness or Peace is Self-Realization. There is no moment when the Self is not.  So long as there is doubt or the feeling of nonrealization, the attempt should be made to rid oneself of these thoughts. They are due to the Mis-identification of the Self with the not-Self.  When the not-Self disappears, the Self alone remains. To make “room”, it is enough that objects be removed.  “Room” is not brought in from elsewhere.

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

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

www.jpstiga.com/

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

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

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

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

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

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

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

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