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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 202

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 202

[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; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Freedom from delusion is the Natural State.  Delusion consists of the confusion regarding the Self & the not-Self.  It is a case of Mis-identification.  It is confusion regarding Existence & and Object, including the Body, or and Idea, or between Consciousness & a thought, or notion.  It is confusion regarding the always & the temporary.  It is nonDiscrimination of the Real & the un-Real.  Realization is Freedom from Delusion & not a new attainment or acquisition,  Freedom is realized by perceiving that the Delusion is but a thin veneer of assumptions that can be dissolved because they are false, unreal, & only conceptual, & are not realities.  The Self is always free & unaffected by any Illusion.  Self-Inquiry unto one’s True Nature yields Self-Abidance in this Natural, Real State.

[Sri Ramana]

All are aware of their own Self only.  Many take what is not as what is, or they see the phenomena apart from the Self.  Only so long as there is the knower is there knowledge of all kinds ( direct, inferential, intellectual etc. ); should the knower vanish they all vanish together with him; their validity is of the same degree as his.

You know that you know nothing.  Find out that knowledge.  That is liberation (mukti).

[Annamalai.Swami]

Bhagavan &  many other teachers kept bringing up the analogy of the Snake & the Rope.  If you mistake a Rope on the ground for a Snake, the Snake only exists as an idea in your  Mind. That idea might cause you a lot of worry &  anxiety, & you may waste a lot of mental energy wondering how to avoid the Snake or kill it, but this fact remains: there is no Snake outside your imagination. When you see the rope, the substratum upon which your false idea of a Snake is superimposed, the idea that there is a Snake, & that it is real, instantly vanishes.  It is not a real Snake that has disappeared. The only thing that has disappeared is an erroneous idea.

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 201

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 201

[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; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

In practice, Self-Inquiry is the dissolution of belief in false definitions attributed to one’s identity.  Such definitions yield the delusion of the self being distinct from the Absolute, of one’s identity being that of a separate Individual or Ego-entity.  The relinquishment of these false definitions, or Mis-identifications, is essential in knowing the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

There is only one Self & nothing but the Self. Know that & everything else is known. You are the Self, nothing but the Self, anything else is just Imagination, so be the Self here & now. Carry on with your essential activities but free yourself from association with the Doer of them. Self is the Witness, you are That.

[Annamalai.Swami]

When Self-Realization happens, Mind  is no longer there. However, you do not get Sel f-Realization by getting rid of the mind.  It happens when you understand & know that the Mind never existed.  It is the recognition of what is Real & True, & the abandonment of mistaken ideas about the reality & substantiality of this ephemeral shadow you call 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/

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 200

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 200

[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; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

What does not exist always, what is not always, such is not one’s Natural State (sahaja), because it is not actually one’s essential Existence.  What does not exist always ?  Material things & the World, the Body, Sense Perceptions, Thoughts, & the Ego.  All these are transient.

[Sri Ramana]

(regarding occult powers)

They are all the same, hearing & seeing.  Whether one hears from near or far does not make any difference in hearing.  The fundamental factor is the Hearer, the Subject. Without the Hearer or the Seer, there can be no hearing or seeing.  The latter (hearing or seeing) are the functions of the Mind.  The occult powers (siddhis) are therefore only in the Mind.  They are not natural to the Self.  That which is not natural, but acquired, cannot be permanent, & is not worth striving for.  They denote extended powers. A man is possessed of limited powers & is miserable.  He wants to expand his powers so that he may be happy.  But consider if it will be so.  If with limited perceptions one is miserable, with extended Perceptions the misery must increase proportionately.  Occult powers will not bring Happiness to anyone, but will make him all the more miserable.  Moreover what are these powers for ?  The would-be occultist (siddha) desires to display the siddhis so that others may appreciate him.  He seeks appreciation, & if it is not forthcoming he will not be happy.  There must be others to appreciate him.  He may even find another possessor of higher powers.  That will cause jealousy & breed unhappiness. The higher occultist (siddha) may meet a still higher siddha & so on until there will come one who will blow up everything in a trice.  Such is the highest adept (siddha) & He is God or the Self.  Which is the real power ?  Is it to increase prosperity or bring about inner Peace ?  That which results in Peace is the highest perfection (siddhi).

[Annamalai.Swami]

Your mind is an insubstantial shadow that will follow you around wherever you go. Attempts to eliminate or control it cannot succeed while there is still a belief that the mind is real, and that it is something that can be controlled by physical or mental activity.

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 199

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 199

[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; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

Freedom from delusion is the Natural State.  Delusion consists of the confusion regarding the Self & the not-Self.  It is a case of Mis-identification.  It is confusion regarding Existence & and Object, including the Body, or and Idea, or between Consciousness & a thought, or notion.  It is confusion regarding the always & the temporary.  It is nonDiscrimination of the Real & the un-Real.  Realization is Freedom from Delusion & not a new attainment or acquisition,  Freedom is realized by perceiving that the Delusion is but a thin veneer of assumptions that can be dissolved because they are false, unreal, & only conceptual, & are not realities.  The Self is always free & unaffected by any Illusion.  Self-Inquiry unto one’s True Nature yields Self-Abidance in this Natural, Real State.

[Sri Ramana]

(regarding Maya)

What is Maya ?  It is only Reality. Maya is used to signify the manifestations of the Reality.  Thus Maya is only Reality.

(regarding Sri Sankaracharya)

Why worry about Sankaracharya ?  Realize your own Self.  Others can take care of themselves.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Bhagavan often told the story of a man who tried to get rid of his shadow by burying it in a pit. This man dug a hole and then stood on the edge of it in such a way that his shadow  was cast on the bottom of the hole he had just made. After lining it up in, this way, he started throwing soil  on the shadow  in an attempt to bury it. Of course, no matter how much soil he put in the  hole, the shadow still remained on top of it.

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 198

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 198

[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; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

In practice, Self-Inquiry is the dissolution of belief in false definitions attributed to one’s identity.  Such definitions yield the delusion of the self being distinct from the Absolute, of one’s identity being that of a separate Individual or Ego-entity.  The relinquishment of these false definitions, or Mis-identifications, is essential in knowing the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

Where is the World except in your Mind ?  Realize your Self & then all is realized.  If you dream & see several men, & then wake up & recall your Dream, do you try to ascertain if the persons of your Dream creation are also awake ?

[Annamalai.Swami]

Don’t chase your shadow thoughts & your shadow Mind with mind-control techniques because these techniques are also shadows. Instead, go back to the Source of the shadow-Mind & stay there. When you abide in that place, you will be happy, & the desire to go chasing after shadow thoughts will no longer be there.

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 197

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 197

[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; & another selection based on Ramana’s disciple Annamalai.Swami]

What does not exist always, what is not always, such is not one’s Natural State (sahaja), because it is not actually one’s essential Existence.  What does not exist always ?  Material things & the World, the Body, Sense Perceptions, Thoughts, & the Ego.  All these are transient.

[Sri Ramana]

Sages may appear to not mix with others because there are no others to mix with.  The Self is the one & only Reality.  When we say “Self” we refer to the Unlimited, but when you add “men” to it, you limit the meaning. There is only one Infinite Self.

[Annamalai.Swami]

Mind  is just a shadow.  Attempts to catch it and control it are futile. They are just shadows chasing shadows. It’s like when a small boy who runs down the street, trying to catch up with the head of his shadow. He never manages because no matter how fast he runs, the shadow of his head is always a few feet ahead of him.  An onlooker suggested: “Put your hand on your head.”  When the boy followed this instruction, the shadow hand caught up with the shadow head.  But you can’t control or eliminate a shadow by chasing it or by putting a shadow hand on it.

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 196

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 196

[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.]

Consciousness, without which anything appended to Consciousness, is the Natural State (sahaja) of the Self.   Of all one’s Ideas & Perceptions, which of them can be said to actually be one’s True Nature ?  Though one may regard the clearer more spiritual Concepts & Perceptions as closer than cloudier ones, the clearest Concepts & Perceptions, being mere reflections of something beyond, none of them are actually the Consciousness itself.  Consciousness, which is of the nature of the Self, transcends all Concepts & Perceptions.  It is just so & always so.  Therefore to abide in the Natural State of the Self, to know the everpresent nature of  Existence & Consciousness, practice Self-Inquiry to know what is everpresent without a break for all Time.

[Sri Ramana:]

The Self alone is the Reality; the World & the rest of it are not.  The realized being does not see the World as different from himself.  The Sage’s Realization leads to the uplift of humanity without the latter being aware of it. The help is imperceptible but is still there. A Sage helps the whole of humanity, unknown to the latter.

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 195

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 195

[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.]

Consciousness, without which anything appended to Consciousness, is the Natural State (sahaja) of the Self.   Of all one’s Ideas & Perceptions, which of them can be said to actually be one’s True Nature ?  Though one may regard the clearer more spiritual Concepts & Perceptions as closer than cloudier ones, the clearest Concepts & Perceptions, being mere reflections of something beyond, none of them are actually the Consciousness itself.  Consciousness, which is of the nature of the Self, transcends all Concepts & Perceptions.  It is just so & always so.  Therefore to abide in the Natural State of the Self, to know the everpresent nature of  Existence & Consciousness, practice Self-Inquiry to know what is everpresent without a break for all Time.

[Sri Ramana:]

Realization of the Self is the greatest help that can be rendered to humanity.  Therefore, the Sages are said to be helpful, though they remain in forests.  But it should not be forgotten that solitude is not in forests only.  It can be had even in towns, in the thick of Worldly occupations.

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 194

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 194

[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 Senses, though, do not know of themselves.  The Senses are in themselves as inert as the sensed objects.  No Sense Object exists apart from the Senses.  All is within the Senses. Your Senses are not traveling “out there” to perceive Objects.  The Objects are conjured up within the Sensory experience.  The sensing experience is conceived in the Mind.  Sensing is under the Mind’s power.  The Mind must be in a certain state in order to create the Senses within it.

[Sri Ramana:]

Solitude is a function of the Mind. A man attached to Desire cannot get solitude wherever he may be.  A detached man is always in solitude.

One might be engaged in work & be free from Desire & keep up solitude.  Work performed with Attachment is a shackle, whereas work performed with Detachment does not affect the Doer.  He is, even while working, in solitude.

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 193

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 193

[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 does not make a difference if it is in the Past or the Future or the Present.  It is still just a Sense Perception.  By “World” is meant the entire, Objective sphere of experience, including the billions of years of Time, the countless light years of Space, all the matter, all the motion of that matter, indeed all of it, however perceived in whatever manner, by ever so many beings who are known in their Multiplicity through your Senses.

[Sri Ramana:]

[when asked about his state & experience]

If the eyes are closed, it is nirvikalpa samadhi.

If open, it is (though differentiated, still in absolute repose) savikalpa samadhi.

The ever-present state is the Natural State sahaja (sahaja nirvikalpa samadhi).

Without the Hearer there cannot be hearing.  Without the Seer there cannot be vision. The Subject & Object appear only after the Mind has arisen. The Mind comprises them.

Memory & forgetfulness are located in the Mind (chitta).

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 192

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 192

[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 when you wake up in the morning, or in the afternoon or evening, you have the idea that the World is coming to you, or that now you have come to your Senses, you have indeed come to the Senses, which is a mode of the Mind.  You have not entered a World.  The World was not waiting for you.  The World is only in the Mind.  One who knows for certain that the World is only in the Mind cannot be disturbed by anything in this World.  So his Peace remains imperishable.  Similarly, he cannot be frightened by anything in this World & his Happiness remains fearlessly.

[Sri Ramana:]

Who was it that slept ?  You did not say in your sleep that you slept.  You say it now in your Wakeful state.  The Ego therefore is the same in Wakefulness, Dream, & Sleep.  Find out the underlying Reality behind these States.  That is the Reality underlying these.  In that State there is Existence alone.  There is no you, nor I, nor he; no Present, nor Past, nor Future.  That State is beyond Time & Space, beyond expression.  It is ever there.

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 191

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 191

[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.]

As long as we think that we are in the World or in relation to the World, we are still caught up in those 5 Sheaths of the Body & in the delusive conception of the Triads (Knower – Knowing – Known, etc. ).  If we know that the World is within the Mind & nowhere else, we have gone beyond those Sheaths & we have dismissed the false differences of the Triads.  So, when you complete Meditation, do you re-enter the World ?  If you think so, meditate again on what Sri Bhagavan says.

[Sri Ramana:]

[when asked how long did it take for Ramana to realize the Self]

This question is asked because the Name & Form are perceived.  These are the perceptions consequent on the identification of the Ego with the gross Body.  If the Ego identifies itself with the subtle Mind, as in Dream, the perceptions are subtle also.  But in Deep Dreamless Sleep there are no perceptions.  Was there not the Ego still ?  Unless it was, there cannot be the memory of having slept.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 190

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 190

[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.]

We can say that one form of the Mind’s thinking is Sensing & that Sensing contains within it the Objects, which are imagined to be external, according to the Bodily orientation.  The World is composed of just the Mind.  Seeing the World within the Mind, you know that there is nothing to which to be attached.  Seeing the World within the Mind, & standing apart as the “Knower of the Mind:, you are not of the World.  The attributes & definitions of the World are not yours.  You are not in the World, & you are not of the World.  When we see the World & the Mind in this way, the significance of Limitless Consciousness, or Infinite Consciousness, which is to be known as your Existence, strikes home.

[Sri Ramana:]

To realize the Self is Here & Now.  If it were not so, but attainable by some efforts at some other time, & if it were new & something to be acquired, it would not be worthy of pursuit.  Because what is not natural cannot be permanent either.  But what I say is that the Self alone is Here & Now.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 189

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 189

[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 existence of the Senses is “in the Mind’s power.”  Therefore, it is not really true to say that we have ever experienced a World.  All the Objects of the World have just been what we have Seen, Heard, Touched, Smelled, & Tasted.  There has never been a conclusive experience of any Sense Object.  There has just been the Sensing, & proceeding along the same line of Self-Inquiry, there has never actually been the Sensing, but there has just been the Mind’s Conceiving.

[Sri Ramana:]

The practice is a constant search for “I”, the source of the Ego.  Find out “Who am I ?” The pure “I” is the Reality, the Absolute Existence-Consciousness-Bliss. When That is forgotten, all miseries crop up; when that is held fast, the miseries do not affect the person.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 188

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 188

[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.]

When you grieve over something in this World, it is just one part of your Mind saddened by another part. When you become confused by something in the World, it is just one part of your Mind bewildered by another part.  Have you ever had an experience of the World that is not Sensory ?  The Sound, the Sight, etc., are the Seeing, the Hearing, etc. We never experience the World.  We experience only the Senses.  The actual Sense Objects are not experienced, but only the Sensing.  It is the appearance of the Sensing that is the Sense object, & apart from the Sense Objects, there has never been an experience of the World.

[Sri Ramana:]

To whom is the Illusion ?  Find it out. Then Illusion will vanish. Generally people want to know about Illusion & do not examine to whom it is.  Illusion is outside & unknown. But the seeker is considered to be known & is inside.  Find out what is immediate, intimate, instead of trying to find out what is distant & unknown.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 187

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 187

[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 World exists nowhere but in your Mind.  So, where are you ?  If the World is in your Mind, you cannot be in the World.  Where are you ?  Any place & anything that appear in the World, which exists only in your Mind, cannot be your abode.  The limitations of the World exist only in the Mind.  Those limitations in Space, Time, & such, cannot be yours.  So say those who have examined their experience & have come to know the Truth.  If the World is only in your Mind, to what should you become attached ?  When you are attached to something in this World, it is only one part of the Mind becoming attached to another part of the Mind.

[Sri Ramana:]

Work is not an obstruction to Self-Realization. For a realized being the Self alone is the Reality, & actions are only phenomenal, not affecting the Self. Even when he acts he has no sense of being an agent.  His actions are only involuntary & he remains a Witness to them without any Attachment.  There is no aim for this action.  Even one who is still practicing the path of Wisdom (jnana) can practice while engaged in work.  It may be difficult in the earlier stages for a beginner, but after some practice it will soon be effective and the work will not be found a hindrance to Meditation.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 186

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 186

[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.]

Of course, we know that the Dream World, just like the Dream Sensing, is only the Dreaming Mind, & not otherwise.  It is the Mind that makes those Senses work.  We could say that it is a mode of the Mind that appears as the Senses, & it is a mode of the Mind that appears as the sensed.  The same is true of the Waking State.  All that you have ever experienced as the Objective World is the Sensing, & the Sensing is only brought about by the Mind.  Sensing is a mode of the Mind.

[Sri Ramana:]

Concentration of the Mind is in a way common to both Knowledge (jnana) & Yoga (asthanga).  Yoga aims at union of the individual with the Universal, the Reality. This Reality cannot be new. It must exist even now, & it does exist. Therefore the Path of Knowledge tries to find out how viyoga (separation) came about.  The separation is from Reality only.

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 185

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 185

[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.]

We cannot truly say Sensing “of it”, but just “Sensing”, because we do not know the “it” but only just the Sensing.  Something shines so that the Senses seem to be active. Something makes the Senses appear.  What is it ?  According to the mode of the Mind, so is the mode of the Senses &, therefore, the corresponding Objects.  We see this very vividly & markedly in the contrast between the & Dreaming states.  A Waking state of Mind has a Waking set of Senses, & a Dreaming state of Mind is endowed with a Dreaming state of Senses.  From the vantage point of the Waking state, we know that the Dreaming senses are entirely just the Dreaming Mind.  We should see the Waking Senses in the same way.  The Waking Senses apparently perceive a Waking World.  The Dreaming Senses apparently see a Dream World.

[Sri Ramana:]

What is Time ?  Time is only an idea. There is only the Reality.  Whatever you think it is, it looks like that. If you call it Time, it is Time.  If you call it Existence, it is Existence, & so on.  After calling it Time, you divide it into days & nights, months, years, hours, minutes, etc.  Time is immaterial for the Path of Knowledge (jnana).

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

 for very succinct summary of the teaching & practice,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 184

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 184

[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.]

Sound is given as an example by Sri Ramana & implies the entire series of Senses.  The Maharshi says that Sound & others compose the entire World.  Consider meditatively: what do you know of the World ?  Do you know anything but the 5 Senses Seeing, Hearing, Touching, & the rest ?  In the Mind, these together form a picture.  You refer to that as “the World”, & it appears as if external to the Senses, when, actually, it is composed of the Senses. We may understand this by considering the Senses in terms of the experience of Sensing, rather than the particular Sense Organs, such as the Eyes, Ears, Skin, etc.  All that you know of the World is the Sensing of it.

[Sri Ramana:]

The only Reality (Brahman) is the Self from where the Ego appears, & runs through thoughts which manifest themselves as the Universe and in which the mothers & fathers, friends, & relatives appear & disappear.  They are nothing but manifestations of the Self so that one’s parents are not outside the Self.  So there is no reason to mourn. Learn it, realize it, & be happy.

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

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 183

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 183

[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 Bhagavan proclaims that the experience of the World is only the Sensing of it & not otherwise.  One does not actually experience a World, but only the Sensing of it, & the senses are known through the Mind’s cognition.  We do not know the Sensing of it; we know the Mind’s Conception of it.

[Sri Ramana responding to a question, quoted Yoga Vasishta:]

“I shall tell you where our parents are.  They are only within ourselves & are ourselves. For the life-current (prana) has passed through innumerable incarnations, births & deaths, pleasures & pains, etc.  That is just as the water current in a river flows over rocks, pits, sands, elevations & depressions on its way, but still the current is unaffected. Again the pleasures & pains, births and deaths, are like undulations on the surface of seeming water in the mirage of the Ego.”    Yoga Vasishta

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 182

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 182

[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.]

By Dis-identification from what is transient & what is merely a product of delusive notions, one liberates oneself from all of the Illusion.  The Self is colorless, shapeless, of the nature of ExistenceConsciousness, universal, Uncreated, Eternal, Infinite, beyond Birth & Death, Formless, & un-differentiated. Such is the natural experience of all those who see themselves with the eye of true Knowledge, with which those who practice Self-Inquiry to know the Self become endowed.

[Sri Ramana]

The fact of the Ego rising from the Self & forgetting it, is Birth.  So, it may be said that the Birth of the Individual has killed the “mother” (recognition of the Self).  The present desire to regain one’s “mother” is in reality the desire to regain the Self, which is the same as realizing one’s self, or the death of the Ego.  This is surrender unto the “mother”, so she may live eternally.

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

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 181

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 181

[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 the path of true Knowledge.  Let there be not inhibition of the effort to know Absolute Reality, to know the Self.  By perseverance, the insuperable Ignorance is overcome, & the apparently impossible is accomplished.  With honesty & integrity, humbly examining oneself closely, one gains clear, inward discernment.  One likewise brings about the destruction of binding tendencies that build up the illusion of solidity of the Ego.  With detachment from what is transient & unreal, one finds Peace, true Freedom, & inner contentment.

[Sri Ramana]

[Regarding a questioner mourning the loss of his mother:]

One Reality is the Self from whom has sprung the Ego which contains within itself the seeds of predispositions (karmic vasanas) acquired in previous births. The Self illumines the Ego, the predispositions & also the gross Senses.  Thereupon, the predispositions appear to the Senses to have materialized as the Universe, & become perceptible to the Ego, the reflection of the Self.  The Ego identifies itself with the Body, & so loses sight of the Self.  The result of this inadvertence is dark Ignorance & the suffering of the present life.

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

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 180

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 180

[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.]

Even is one’s Existence is not known as it is, it is still present.  When one realizes the Self, one sees that it is not a new state, but is That which is ever-existent.  Only now, the imagined Bondage & the Illusion characterized by suffering are no more.

Self-Inquiry is a finding out what is true about one’s True Nature, one’s actual Existence,  In Non-Duality, that which causes one to suffer, which are the false notions in his own Mind, are regarded as un-natural, not inherent in oneself, but something one falsely attributes to himself,  One who suffers is one who believes these false notions to be true.

What remains when these false notions to be true.  What remains when these false notions are no more is what is natural, & what is natural is something actually present all the time.  Self-Inquiry is a precise means of knowing that Natural State (sahaja).

[Sri Ramana]

The Waking State is like a cinema-show.  There is the light on the screen & the shadows flitting across impress the audience as the enactment of some piece.  Similarly also will it be, if in the same play an audience also is shown. The Seer, the Seen, will then only be the screen. Apply it to yourself. You are the screen, the Self has created the Ego, the Ego has its accretions of thoughts which are displayed as the World, the trees, plants, etc., of which you are asking.  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.  Even the thought, “I do not realize” is a hindrance.  In fact, the Self alone is.

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 179

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 179

[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.]

Self-Inquiry is a finding out what is true about one’s actual Existence of Non-Duality.  That which causes one to suffer, namely the false notions in his own Mind, are regarded as un-natural, not inherent in oneself, but something one falsely attributes to himself.  One who suffers is one who believes these notions to be true.  What remains when these are no more is what is Natural, & what is Natural is something actually present all the time.  Self-Inquiry is NOT a precise means acquired.  Rather it is something intrinsic to oneself, of the very nature of one’s Existence.

[Sri Ramana]

A realized being sees the Self, just like a goldsmith estimating the gold in various jewels. When you identify yourself with the Body, then only the forms & shapes are there. But when you transcend your Body, the other objects disappear along with your Body-consciousness.  Plants, trees, etc. also exist, not at all apart from the Self.  Find it out. You think that you see them. The thought is projected out from your Self.  Find out wherefrom it rises.  Thoughts will cease to rise & the Self alone will remain.

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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 178

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 178

[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 Natural State of the Self is Freedom, & bondage is unnatural.  It is deep Happiness, or Bliss, that does not depend on a cause, but is one with pure Existence, experienced directly when it is not overshadowed by the false notions of Ignorance.  The Self in its Natural State, is free from all thoughts & all objects.  This Self-Realization itself is effortless.  There is no struggle to maintain it, for it is free of Duality.  Self-Realization is not a becoming of anything in addition to the real Existence of the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

There is no harm in the case that you fall asleep.  If it is a “blank”, pursue Self-Inquiry: “For whom is the blank ?  Find out.  You cannot deny yourself at any time. The Self is ever there & continues in all States. Watchfulness is the Waking State.  Therefore the State will not be one of Deep Sleep, but rather “sleepless sleep“.  If you go the way of your thoughts, you will be carried away by them & you will find yourself in an endless maze.  Go back to tracing the source of thoughts.  In that way, the thoughts will disappear & the Self alone will remain.

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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 177

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 177

[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.]

Self-Realization is something intrinsic (inwardly essential) to oneself, of the very nature one’s Existence.  Even if not known as it is, one’s Existence is still present.  When one realizes the Self, on sees that it is not a new state, but that which is ever-existent.  But the imagined bondage & the illusions characterized by suffering are no more.  Then, the Natural State of the Self is not something that comes & goes, but is always present.  In the Natural State (sahaja) one knows oneself as one truly is & does not mis-identify with what is passing, be it the Body, the Senses, or the ideas & states of the Mind.  In Reality, which is ever existent, one finds real Peace.

[Sri Ramana]

Did you not exist in Deep Sleep ?  Did you know then that you were asleep or unaware of the World ?  It is only in the Waking State that you describe the experience of Deep Sleep as being unawareness.  Therefore Consciousness when asleep is the same as that when awake.  If you know what this Waking Consciousness is, you will know the consciousness which Witnesses all the 3 States (Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep). Such Consciousness could be found by seeking Consciousness as it was in Deep Sleep.

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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 176

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 176

[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.]

Self-Realization has to do with one’s very Existence, one’s Consciousness.  Self-Realization is deeply knowing one’s ExistenceConsciousness in the most profound way, in the much the same way all know that “they exist.”  How is Self-Realization attained ?  Such is not just due to the experiences of one’s Sense experiences or one’s passing thoughts.  How does one know all this & what is one’s Existence ?  The Real State of the Self is innate.  Self-Realization is not something to be externally attained or acquired.

[Sri Ramana]

Aids for realization include the Teachings of the Scriptures & of realized Sages.  Teachings, discussions, discourses, & meditations are only secondary aids, whereas the essential is the Guru’s Grace.

Even the desire to know how long will it take for one to get Self-Realization is an obstacle. The Self is ever there, there is nothing without it. Be the Self & the desires & doubts will disappear. Such Self is the Witness in Deep Sleep, Dream, & Waking State of existence. These States belong to the Ego. The Self transcends even the Ego.

Obstacles that hinder Realization of the Self are habits of mind (vasanas). Overcome the mental habits (vasanas) by realizing the Self.

It is the Ego which raises such difficulties, creating obstacles & then suffering from the perplexity of apparent paradoxes.  Find out who makes the Self-Inquiry & the Self will be found.

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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 175

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 175

[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 refers to Self-Realization as the Natural State (sahaja).  The state of complete Freedom, of complete & indestructible Peace, & of complete inward Satisfaction or Joy is the Natural State (sahaja).  It is not natural for anyone to feel bound, feel agitated, or suffer.  This is why, when a person feels that way, he or she makes an effort, be it considered worldly or spiritual, to get beyond such.  It is an intuition of what is the Natural State (sahaja), True State of the Self.

[Sri Ramana]

Realization is the result of the Guru’s Grace more than teachings, lectures, meditation, etc.  They are only secondary aids, whereas the former (the Guru’s Grace) is the primary & essential cause.

Obstacles that hinder Realization of the Self are habits of mind (vasanas). Overcome the mental habits (vasanas) by realizing the Self.

It is the Ego which raises such difficulties, creating obstacles & then suffering from the perplexity of apparent paradoxes.  Find out who makes the Self-Inquiry & the Self will be found.

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 174

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 174

[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.]

With Self-Inquiry within as to:“Who am I ?” one’s aim should be to liberate oneself from Mis-identifications & know the Self as it is.  One should be in search of the very ExistenceConsciousness that one really always is, even if it seems apparently veiled.  With each sensation or thought that arises, whether it pertains to the World, the Body, or the Mind, one should ask oneself: “For whom is it ?”  The inner answer will naturally be: “Is is for me.”  Having this abandoned the objective outlook & thus endowed with a truly inward-turned Mind, one should then as: “Who am I ?”  Whatever objective definition seems to be there, cast it off as not “I” with the Self-Inquiry: “Who am I ?”

[Sri Ramana]

On the subject of Grace, it has been said that: “A salt doll diving into the sea will not be protected by a waterproof coat.”  The Body is the waterproof coat.

On the subject of preventing the Mind from being distracted, you see the objects on forgetting your own Self.  If you keep hold of your Self, you will not see the objective World.

A child & a Sage (Jnani) are similar in a way.  Incidents interest a child only so long as they last.  It ceases to think of them after they have passed away.  So then, it is apparent that they do not leave any impression on the child & it is not affected by them mentally. So it is with a Sage.

Find out what is knowledge. That is Liberation (mukti).

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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 173

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 173

[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.]

Though the Teachings of Non-Duality make expedient, beneficial use of the various explanations found in other views in order to help a seeker toward Liberation, the final Truth is utter Non-Duality, & the essential practice is Self-Inquiry to know oneself.

All these views concisely mentioned above are dependent upon one’s view of the Self.  The degree of Ignorance or Knowledge regarding the Self determines the experience of all these.  Therefore one ought to meditate by Self-Inquiry to determine one’s True Nature.

[Sri Ramana]

If a man thinks that his Happiness is due to external causes & his possessions, it is reasonable to conclude that his Happiness must increase with the increase of possessions & diminish in proportion to their diminution. Therefore if he is devoid of possessions, his Happiness should be nil.  hat is the real experience of man ?  Does it conform to this view ?  In Deep Sleep the man is devoid of possessions, including his own Body.  Instead of being unhappy he is quite happy.  Everyone desires to sleep soundly.  The conclusion is that Happiness is inherent in man & is not due to external causes.  One must realize his Self in order to open the store of unalloyed Happiness.

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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 172

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 172

[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 is ever existent is alone regarded as Real.  The very ideal of “all else” vanishes due to Self-Inquiry to know Reality, the Self.  The Self alone is Real, always.  There are no parts to Reality.  Reality is indivisible or Non-Dual.  The World is only That (Reality), the Self is only That, & the Absolute is of course always That.  There are not 3, but only That which never becomes other than its own nature.  This known as the Unborn & as the Truth of No-Creation (ajata vata).

[Sri Ramana]

If you make your outlook that of wisdom, you will find the World to be God. Without knowing the Supreme Spirit (Brahman), how will you find His all-pervasiveness ?

Whatever state one is in, the perceptions partake of that State (Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep). The explanation is that in the Waking State (jagrat) the gross Body perceives gross names & forms.

In the Dream State (swapna) the mental body perceives the mental creations in their manifold forms & names.

In Deep Dreamless Sleep (sushupti), the identification with the Body being lost, there are no Perceptions

Similarly in the Transcendental State (turiya), identity with Brahman places the man in harmony with everything, & there is nothing apart from his 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 171

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 171

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

In Un-Qualified, pure Non-Duality, there is no embodied Individual & so no World perceived by the Individual or the Body.  There is no projection of, or creation by the Absolute, because the Absolute is changeless, without Cause of Effect.  Pure Consciousness, or Existence itself, is alone the means of Knowledge or the determination of Reality.  What is a product of the Senses or the Mind, in any of the 3 states [of Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep], is known as mere imagination.

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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 170

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 170

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

The Supreme is seen as one part of the reality, but it has left its spark, or something of itself, in the Individuals & the World.  In Qualified Non-Duality, the World is regarded as real, as a projection of the Supreme, as a dream of God, as a creation of the Mind, as the Mind’s play, as the energy of Consciousness, or as something similar to these.  The determination of reality is still with the Senses & the Mind, & the objective aspect is regarded as existent, yet in nature, more subtle than matter.  Therefore the Absolute or Self is regarded as only one part of reality, & not the only reality.

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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 169

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 169

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

In Duality view has the determination of reality is the Senses & the mental cognition of the same.  In Duality, God is regarded as one part of reality, & the Individuals, the World, & God seem as 3 distinct things.  In Qualified Duality, the World is regarded as real & created, but it is the splendor, or manifestation, of the Supreme.  Some part of the Supreme manifests its presence on the World in various ways (love, etc.).  The World may viewed as God’s eternal play (lila) or as something that is temporarily “arising”.  The determination of reality is still the Senses & 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 168

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 168

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

What one regards as real is, or becomes, one’s experience.  According to the degree of Duality or Non-Duality, what is regarded as real will be different.  In all cases, there must be a breaking of attachment to the things of the World, but the depth reached thereafter is different. In Un-Qualified Duality, the World is regarded as real.

It is the creation of the Supreme God, unless one is an atheist, in which case “creation” is an accident of matter, but such would not be any spiritual view at all.  The World is regarded as external, one seems to dwell on it, & the Supreme seems elsewhere.

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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 167

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 167

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

In Non-Duality, since the Absolute & one’s Self are identical, it is all-important to realize the Self.  Since the Self is the Reality, which ever ism & all differentiation is only imagined in Ignorance, Realization comes by, & is identical with, the Knowledge of the Self, which alone destroys Ignorance.  Since it is imperative to know oneself, the practice is that of Self-Inquiry to know the Self.  When on recognizes that Non-Duality must be what is true, one takes the Path to realize 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 166

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 166

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

The Self is free of Subject & Object, & the Knowledge of the Self is nonobjective.  Hence it is SelfKnowledge in which the Knower & Known are the same.  One practices Self-Inquiry so as to remain in steady Knowledge of the Self.

In Un-Qualified Duality, Qualified Duality, & Qualified Non-Duality, Knowledge becomes increasingly important.  In Un-Qualified Non-Duality, Knowledge is of paramount importance.  Knowledge alone destroys Ignorance, & what one seeks is to experience Reality as it is.  To the degree that there is an increase of Knowledge of the Self, even accidentally, to that degree is spiritual advancement occurring in any spiritual practice undertaken with any view.

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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,

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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 165

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 165

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

 Absolute Reality, Brahman is said to be Existence-Conciousness-Bliss, with no Individuality at all, & not defined by a Mind or a Body.  It is not a “self” or a soul, but the Self, without limit, definition, or form.  It is the Reality, without coming or going, without birth or death.  It is utterly Impersonal & attributeless.  The Non-Dual practice is that of singular Self-Inquiry to know the Self.  Not the Self in relation to anything else, but to know it is free of Mis-identification.

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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 164

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 164

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

The attributes of the ego may be questioned or released, such as aspects of the mind or tendencies of thought, but the ego itself, or individuality, is not actually inquired into. The individual is the one who is attempting to combine the higher experiences with the retained belief of a manifest world, which is perceived, or conceived, by a process of misidentification.

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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 163

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 163

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

In Qualified Non-Duality, the “self” is regarded as the experiencer. This may be as a sensing entity or as a mental entity. Even as a sensing entity, the emphasis will still be on the awareness incorporated in the sensory experience, because anything spiritual presumes one is not identifying as a mere body seeking mere sensory things. If there is merger, the experiencer remains or returns as the “ongoing reality” and the higher experience is regarded as that which comes and goes.

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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 162

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 162

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

Because of misidentification, all the activities of the mind and body are regarded as one’s own, and the existence of the ego is unquestioned. Yet one dedicates these activities in service to God according to His will, thus attenuating the influence of egotism. In qualified dualism, the self is regarded as an individual soul with a spark of the divine within it. The soul should be guided by that spark. There is identity will all the activities of the body and mind and no real questioning of the existence of the ego, but the inner divinity can guide these in addition to the will of God in an outer way.

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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 161

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 161

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

Reality, itself, is immutable, forever indivisible, always present, and without a second or anything other. The view of oneself may be a collection of misidentifications, or it may be actual Knowledge of oneself. The deeper, or higher, the view, the more nondual it will be. It is dualism when one’s identity, the self, is regarded as an individual soul encased within a body. It will thus be always less than and different from God. Even after death, there will be a soul with another kind of body, even if it be more subtle.

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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 160

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 160

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

The practice is one of Knowledge, the prime method of which is Self-Inquiry, the finding of the answer within oneself to the introspective question, “Who am I?” Knowledge, itself, is the path, or the means of spiritual practice, and the method of meditation is Self-inquiry. In Non-Duality, the aim of the reception and absorption of spiritual instruction is the Knowledge of “That thou art,” as the Upanishad declares. In Non-Duality, the Absolute is known as Existence itself, or as Consciousness, itself. Meditations on the substrate, the background, the all-pervading One, and such are understood as steps and not the final Reality.

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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 159

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 159

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

In pure, or UnQualified Non-Duality, the Absolute is the Self, and the Self is the Absolute. There is no other Absolute and no other self. They are forever indivisible. Union is ever the reality, or it may be said there is never a division at any time. All differentiation is regarded as the misperception of a rope to be a snake; it is purely ignorance, or imagination, and never real at any time. There is no individuality, and the ego-death or destruction of that ignorant ego-assumption, with its concomitant ideas of all else, is by Knowledge.

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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 158

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 158

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

The view of Qualified Non-Duality is that the Absolute is of the same nature as oneself, one’s self being of the same nature as it, though there are distinctions, such as a difference in vastness, steadiness of experience, and such. It is said to be as a glass of water and the ocean. They both are water, the same thing, yet they are not the same. One’s understanding can extend to the point of viewing the Absolute as a background of all, as a substrate of all, as that from which everything arises and to which all will return, & even as that which pervades everyone & everything with a distinction between the Pervader & the pervaded. There can be experience of union, but this will be followed by separation again, though there can be a memory of the union while differentiation resumes. The individual experiencer remains, for whom all else arises, who thinks, who feels, who acts, and such. With the view of qualified nonduality, spiritual practice will be one of attempting merger or union. The Absolute is viewed more impersonally, as a greater intelligence or as some all-pervading presence.

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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 157

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 157

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

The Absolute may be regarded as something to which one will eventually return, but it is not regarded as the same as one’s own state now or as one’s nature. With such a view, spiritual practice is to maintain a relation to the Absolute with the knowledge that one was once part of that limitless Being and one may return to it, but, for now, one must seek to deepen one’s relation to that God. The Supreme is viewed as similar to a person, yet on a grander scale, but which has left its mark, spark, or a trace of itself in the individual. With qualified dualism as one’s view, spiritual practice aims at the strengthening of the relation with the Lord, the Supreme.

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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 156

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 156

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

In dualism, the Absolute is viewed as if with all the qualities of a person, but on a grander scale, distinct from all others. A qualified dualistic view supposes the Absolute to be one thing and oneself another, but there is some sameness due to relation. The Absolute may be regarded as one’s source, just as a spark has fire as its source, but it is not regarded as the same as the fire itself.

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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 155

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 155

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

The deeper the experience, the more transcendent of notions it is and the more nondual it is. An unqualified dualistic view asserts that the Absolute is one thing and oneself another. There is a God, by whatever name called, and there is a separate soul, by whatever name called, and these are regarded as different in every respect. Though there may be similarities, such as both lasting forever, they are regarded as different as two distinct objects, as different as an elephant and a king, as in the Puranic story of the sage, Ribhu, and his disciple, Nidagha. With such an approach, one practices to establish some relation to the Supreme, the Lord, but there is no union or merger. Even in a heavenly realm, the distinction still persists.

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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 154

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 154

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

The view to which one adheres will determine what kinds of spiritual practices are engaged in and how they are practiced. These are not only basic views, forming one’s beliefs, determining the manner of practice & the resultant experiences, but also represent degrees of depth, or height, of spiritual experience. Each succeeding one is more of the Truth, less of the ego, more of Liberation, less of bondage, more of Knowledge, and less of unexamined ignorance. In one’s spiritual aspiration, one necessarily has a view of what the Absolute is, be it a set of ideas or a result of inner experience.

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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 153

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 153

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

The great sage, Adi Sankara, observed that one can hold any of 4our views. One can adhere to an unqualified dualistic view. This means sheer dualism without any exception. One can possess a view of qualified dualism. This is a belief in dualism with some exceptions. One may hold a view of qualified nondualism, that is, some nonduality while retaining some exceptions or dualisms. Or one can embrace pure, unqualified nonduality.

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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/