Let the notion of Individuality (Ego–“I”–notion) be the first to die in us. Seek our sanctuary, our refuge, that is our Peace & Freedom, in that which is alone capable of conquering death. If we place your faith in something that will perish, no good can come of it. If we put our faith & our conviction in that which is inherently Immortal, the Eternal Self, we find “refuge” there. We do not depend on anything else or regard anything else as being truly important. We do not count on anything else for our Happiness or for our peace. Indeed, we do not attempt to hold up anything else as our identity, but take refuge in the Absolute.
The Self is changeless Existence. The Body changes continuously, even if this change is noticed only after some time. How therefore can Existence be equated with the Body ? The Self is birth–less. There is no time when the Self is not. There is no experience, no knowledge, & no memory of non–existence or of the commencement of existence. The Body has a birth. How therefore can Existence be equated with the Body ? The Self is un-changing. There is no increase or decrease in Existence. The Body has growth & decay. How therefore can Existence be equated with the Body ? The Self is deathless. There is no time when Existence is not, & non–existence cannot even be imagined without oneself “existing” to imagine so. The Body is transient & is subject to Death. How, therefore can Existence be equated with the Body ? The Self is partless, indivisible, homogeneous, pure Existence. This Existence is beyond its name. The Body is a multiplicity of elements & organs, a conglomerate of cells, apart from which there is no entity that can be referred to as a “Body.” The Body is matter. The Self is immaterial. How therefore can Existence be equated with 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
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