REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 29

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 29

Sri Ramana has indicated that firm Selfabsorption is to be free of that differentiating which appears only through Imagination of a separate Identity apart from real Existence. Firmly remain as That.  Put an end to the Imagination through Self-Inquiry, & do not start imagining again. When, through Knowledge of your Self, you see how self-evident the nature of your Existence is, the possibility of such Imagination has ended.

Firm  Selfabsorption is being still in the deepest sense, & no action is implied. Pure Knowledge is implied, but this is Knowledge that is identical with Pure Existence. This Knowledge is not a mental knowledge, because how could mental knowledge grasp the Absolute ?  Whenever we have the idea of action with the idea “I do”, whether in a gross form with the Body or with the Senses, or in a subtle form with the Mind, the Individual “I” is always in there, & that “I” is always unquestioned. Self-Knowledge is the questioning of that very Individual “I”.

In Self-Realization, all mere notions about the Absolute & the Self are relinquished. Notions about the Absolute are such as that: It is separate from oneself, or objective, or that it is not always present.  Notions about the Self are such as that it is endowed with Form, minuteness, that it is changeful, material, embodied, all defined by thought, in Time, or endowed with Individuality. For Knowledge, the superimposition of the jiva-hood (concept of Individuality) is removed from Atman (the Self) & Isvara-hood (idea of the Lord, of God) is removed from Brahman. Upon such removal of superimposition, or Ignorance, one realizes the identity, as declared in the Upanishad, Tat Tvam Asi, “That Thou Art”.

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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 28

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 28

It is in the very nature of thought to move & to change.  Sri Ramana Maharshi has revealed firm Selfabidance or “absorption”. This is the Knowledge that truly recalls one’s Existence as it is. Therefore, again & again, Self-Inquire to determine what your True Nature is, what your Identity is, what your actual Existence is. Dwelling as that Pure Existence, without the superimposition of any idea & without any Misidentification, that is the Self–”abidance” referred to.

When Sri Ramana Maharshi says: “remember the Self”, it is a “remembrance” but not a remembrance in the usual sense of “memory”. It is a recalling of a direct Knowledge that you actually always had about your Existence, which you always were. In this way we reclaim the Bliss that was actually never lost. Nothing new is attained, but something that did not actually come to be, that is “lost” Ignorance. It is almost as if he is saying: “Remember that you exist.”

One Formless Existence appears as if all this Multiplicity. All the Multiplicity is only the one formless Existence imagined as such. To realize the Truth, for the Truth to be Self-revealed, one should abandon Ignorance, Multiplicity, the transitory, & the Illusion of Form, & thus be absorbed (“abide”) as the Formless, which is real, Non-Dual & ever-existent. This “abidance” is Knowledge. The destruction of Illusion means the destruction of Ignorance regarding the Self, or the destruction of Misidentification. Such is the destruction of suffering & the “death” of death. This is blissful Immortality. It is simply the vanquishing of Ignorance. By the Truth being revealed within, Misidentifications, or superimpositions, are destroyed. By the destruction of Misidentifications or super impositions, Absolute Truth is revealed within.

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 27

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 27

By Self-Inquiry, you must arrive at that continuous experience of your Identity as being the Self, without a trace of Mis–identification. That Mis–identification is the consideration of yourself to be somehow mixed with what is actually not the Self.  Eliminating Mis–identification is the “remembrance” of your Existence. Realizing your Self just as it is, you see quite clearly that you have been That always, & in the profoundest sense, that you have always known That.  [Otherwise you may not have so much treasured your existence.]

The Individual, being nothing, knew nothing. His ignorance was not real, & Knowledge was not for him. Knowledge is inherent in the Self.  It is the most interior & formless Knowledge & not a thought-produced knowledge. This is not a matter of thinking: “I am the Self” for no matter how much one would think something, it would not be stable.

The Knowledge of the Self is the Knowledge of the Eternal, the Unchanging, & the completely blissful.  It is the Knowledge of Reality. This is the only true “perception”. To see anything else is to “see” the non–existent. That is Ignorance. Ignorance is composed of assumptions & super–impositions. Ignorance is the non–perception of Reality & the mis–perception of Reality, displaying itself as the non–seeing of Real, Non-Dual Existence & the hallucination of Duality or Multiplicity. The “knowing” of anything, be it gross or subtle, without the Knowledge of the Self, is simply diversified Ignorance, or diversified Illusion. In the Knowledge of the Reality of the Self, there remains neither Multiplicity (or Duality) nor anything else. One Formless Existence has no differentiation whatsoever.

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 26

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 26

Since the Truth of the Self cannot be conceived or remembered, what is it that constitutes Self-Realization ?  What is it that constitutes the “remembrance” of the Self, the recollection of one’s actual True Nature ?  It cannot be a matter of thought. Sri Ramana Maharshi speaks of “Atmanistha“, which means Self“abidance” or “absorption”. It signifies the establishment of your very Identity in That as That, & in That as That alone, without the addition of anything added to it.  What is this “abidance” ?  It cannot be just the movement of some mental attention, some variety of thought, or some form of concentration. It must be something much deeper & more interior, something not subject to changefulness, & something that does not waver. Firm “abidance” or “absorption” is that which does not change as the Body changes or as the Mind changes. Therefore Self-Inquiry & the resultant Knowledge are of a thought-transcendent nature. Self-Inquiry & Knowledge are of the same nature as Pure Existence, which is devoid of thought.

The Realization of the Self is blissful Immortality. It is absorption in & as That which has no beginning or end. The Desires for Happiness & Immortality are the same. They come from the same intuition of the Truth of the Self. Only absorption in the Self, which is the Reality, fulfills both. The Self is that which has no beginning or end & is Real, or truly existent. The Self is changeless. Whatever has a beginning, a change, & an end is unreal. This “being unreal” may be understood as being utterly nonexistent or as the existent but entirely misperceived. To experience blissful Immortality, one must realize the Existence of the Self as it really is; one must “abide” as the Beginningless & Endless, as the Changeless.

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 25

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 25

The “I” truly is Pure Existence & not at all the assumed “I”-notion or Ego-entity. It is not quite right when a person says that he focuses on the “I”-thought & sees the “I”-thought. It is unclear what he is actually focusing on or what he is seeing, since an “I”-thought has never actually been born. If we really focus, if we inquire into the nature of the “I”notion, we discover that there is no “I”notion, there is no Individual.  There is just the “I”-less true “I” which is the real Self.  So the only way to “remember” the Self is by firm absorption therein.

All wish to continue to exist forever. This is an intuition of the True Nature of Pure Existence. This desire to exist cannot be fulfilled externally in bodily forms.  When the state of Pure Existence is unrealized & Delusion is present, that Pure Existence manifests as desire for anything to last.  Realized, the Self itself is the Unborn & the Undying, remaining in the state of imperturbable Peace, completely detached & not dependent on anything.  The Self is transcendent of the entire Universe for all Time. The desire to endure springs from the deepest inner core & is fulfilled solely by realizing the deepest Reality. That is the eternal Existence of the Self. Immortality is complete Happiness, for the essence of both Immortality & complete Happiness is the same.  Such is only that which is unending & complete.  The temporary is not complete & suffering is not Eternal.

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 24

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 24

When Sri Ramana Maharshi posed the question regarding how we can remember the Self he urged us to go deeper into what is signified when we are told to “remember” the Self.  We are to go deeper than misidentification with an Individual Ego “I”.  In fact, all thought is objective & pertains to the “I”. The “I” is implicit in every thought & is integral to it. Without the notion of “I”, however it is defined whether as a “perceiver”, as a “conceiver”, as an “experiencer”, as a “rememberer”, as a “thinker”.  How else can there be any false notions such as: “this thought exists” or “the object of this thought exists”. The entire Illusion of differentiation in the truly Undifferentiated Consciousness is utterly dependent upon this 1st assumption of “I”.  Without the “I”-notion, there is no such differentiation.  Self-Inquiry reveals that the “I”-notion has not yet been born.

Absorption in & as the Self is Knowledge of the Self.  Self-Inquiry into the Knowledge of Immortality reveals that Bliss & Immortality are the same & that both are realizable by Knowledge. As a result of comprehending this Teaching if Non-Duality, one is liberated from the illusory connection to the Body & to what is mortal. The fusion of the Desire for Happiness & the desire to exist results in one being endowed with a singular focus upon Self-Realization. This enables one to practice Self-Inquiry to know the Self with the power of undistracted meditation. Fullness & Perfection, the unceasing Bliss, reside in That (Absolute) which neither rises nor sets, which neither begins nor ceases. The experience of Happiness is connected with the experience of Eternity, & the Desire for Happiness is connected with the Desire for Eternity.  No one desires a Happiness that will cease, but, rather a Happiness that will not cease & lasts forever. One wishes to exist forever so as to experience that Happiness forever. The Desire for Immortality is as strong as the Desire for Happiness. The 2 are inextricably woven together. Just as no one wishes to be unhappy, so no one wishes to cease to exist.  One may wish unwanted objective appearances, such as the sensations, the body, and thoughts, to cease.  But those aside no one really wishes to cease to exist.

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

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

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 23

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 23

Sri Ramana Maharshi taught that we should “remember” our One Existence. Instructed to remember our own True Nature, how are you going to do that ?  Being “immeasurable”, how are we going to determine it ?  The Self is inconceivable, so how are we going to think of it ?  It is far too Formless & Limitless to be retained in memory. Since It is Infinite, we cannot stand outside It or apart from It to think of It. All wise Sages give the instruction to meditate on the Self, contemplate the Self, think of the Self, & remember the Self.

The Self is the source of Happiness. Nothing else is the Source. The Self is Bliss. The experience of the Self is determined by Knowledge. No other factors are involved. Seeing this is the dawn of Knowledge. To conceive otherwise is Delusion.  Objects, circumstances & events, sensations, & Time are not factors determining the Desire, the Source, & the Experience of Happiness. The Self, which is alone the Source, is always present. Self-Knowledge is the sole factor determining Bliss. Therefore, the search for Happiness is actually a search for the Self. The Self is the Source of Happiness, the “place” in which Happiness occurs, & the nature of the experience of Happiness. The Self is always present. Self-Knowledge is its revelation & not its creation. The Knowledge of the Self is the blissful Knowledge of Reality. Bliss is Existence, which is ever-existent, since Existence itself can never cease to exist. Bliss is, therefore, always present, & all that is required is to know its existence within oneself. All that is required for permanent, profound Happiness is to know the nature of that Existence.

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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