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REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT55

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT55

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

In the course of spiritual practice, we notice the presence of Life & Death, & we do not ignore such facts. In Illusion (samsara), people usually do not like to think about these things. Then when it stares them in the face as their own imminent death, or the death of someone close to them, they think about it. When the situation passes, their memory of such fades, & their thinking about Death also rapidly fades. Perhaps, it is because they do not have an answer for it or they do not know that the answer is really within. It is wise to observe that Life & Death are with us all of the time. Thus we take the proper steps to realize the Truth, which is immortal & blissful. If we keep this in mind, our practice will always be very intense. Consequently, we practice Self-Inquiry to know the Truth as if it were the very last thing we were going to do.

 The Self is permanent with no Creation or Destruction. The perception of the World depends on the changeful Senses. A change in the Senses brings a change in the object, in the perceived World. The Self does not change when the Senses do, for it is un-changing Existence & the unchanging Witness of all the changing Senses. A change of Mode, or state of Mind yields a corresponding change in the Senses & the perceived World. The Self is not changed, being un-changing Existence & Consciousness, & the Witness of the Mind as well as the Senses. The Self is One, partless, & indivisible.  The World is composed of innumerable parts & divisions. The Self has no form, & is purely Formless Existence.  The World is composed of forms, without which there is no World.  There is no formless World.

 [Ramana]

Simply remove Ignorance. That is all there is to be done. Liberation means release from Bondage which implies the present existence of Bondage. But there is no Bondage & therefore no Liberation either.

Any experience that which has a beginning must also end. Only when the ever-present Consciousness is realized will one’s experience be permanent.

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT54

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT54

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

For impersonal, unlimited Consciousness, there is no Life or Death. Consciousness continuously exists, & the one who says, “I had this or that experience,” is the Illusion. That “I” comes & goes, back & forth, while Consciousness continuously exists. This shows us the proper orientation & also what should be relinquished by means of knowing where we really exist.  Those who wisely pursue the Absolute Truth observe the basic facts of Life & Death. They aim to transcend Life & Death to remain as immortal Existence.

 By the term “World” is meant all that is perceived, all objects, all activities, all events, the forms of living beings, anything in Space & Time, & anything seen, heard, touched, or sensed in any manner. Transcendence of the world is Liberation from Bondage & Suffering in relation to all of this. Abandonment of the objective outlook constituting the World yields the perception of Reality as it is. Reality cannot be by anything of the World, but only by Knowledge of the Self. Where could one go in the World that one would be beyond the World  ?   Yet one’s real Existence is always beyond the World, & Knowledge reveals the True Nature of Pure Existence. The Self is changeless & permanent. The World is changeful & impermanent. Each object has a creation, a changeful duration, & a destruction. This is true for all objects & for the World as a whole, without exception.

 [Ramana]

 Self-Realization is for everyone.  Self-Realization makes no difference between the spiritual aspirants.  The very doubt, whether you can realize, & the notion “I-have-not-realized” are themselves the obstacles. Be free from these obstacles.

Liberation is not to be gained in the Future.  It is there forever, here & now. The experience is here and now. One cannot deny one’s own Self.

Pure Existence is the same as Happiness & Happiness is the same as Existence. One believes that there is Bondage & therefore seeks Liberation.  But there is no Bondage but only Liberation.

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

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT53

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT53

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

If there remains the tendency to misidentify with the Body, then, there are concerns brought in because of that Mis-identification. Because a Body dies, the “conqueror of death” cannot be the Body. Since the Senses perish, the “conqueror of death” cannot be anything perceivable by the Senses or a sensing entity. Since the Mind dies, the “conqueror of death” cannot be the Mind. If every thought dies, sooner or later, the “conqueror of death” cannot be something contained in thought.  The “conqueror of death” cannot be a product of thinking, & it cannot be comprehended in thought. There must be something beyond, but what is entirely beyond is innermost. That is your own Existence, which is your own True Nature.

Those who are detached from the World & the Senses, who are not identified with the Body, who perceive the transient nature of all in the World, & who yearn for the direct experience of the Knowledge of Reality as it is should practice Self-Inquiry. View the World as transitory, as inert, & as a passing Dream. Never expect the World to provide what is already yours: Happiness, Identity, & Reality. To transcend the World is to remain blissful, at Peace always, & free in the Knowledge of the unreality of the World & the Self’s freedom from that Illusion. This is the perception of Reality free of the Forms of Illusion. Absorption Worldless Being, true perception, transcendence of the World, limitless Freedom unaffected by anything of the World, direct experience of indivisible Existence, & true experience beyond debate or doubt are for those who inquire to know the Self, which is the sole-existent Reality.

[Ramana]

You are the Self, you are already That.  You are ignorant of your blissful State.  Ignorance supervenes & draws a Veil over the pure Self which is Bliss.  Attempts are directed only to remove this Veil of Ignorance which is merely wrong knowledge.  The wrong knowledge is the false

Mis-identification of the Self with the Body & the Mind.  This false Mis-identification must go & then the Self alone remains.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

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

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

[Ramana] 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana’s Teaching.]

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

[Ramana]

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

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

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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 – PT50

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT50

[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.]

Whether the topiclesson concerns Death or other example, the wise Sages use the issue to turn the Mind inward, & drives you to the essence of Pure Existence, without any emphasis on the belief in any apparent reality of the issue examined, such as Death for instance. Fear of Death is actually needless for One who is not a Body, but the topic can serve the purpose of higher instruction, the liberating Teaching of Non-Duality. Just as Fear of Death seems intense but can be used wisely, so too everything else can be approached in the same way.  Every other suffering can be regarded as a minor reflection or version of the Fear or Death example.  And just as Death may either seem far off, or close, so too every unnecessary cause of suffering is best resolved in the Present because the suffering can begin now, with the fore-thought, even prior to the possible later occurrence.

Those who yearn to go beyond the illusory boundary of Life & Death, who desire to be beyond the limitations of Life, & who do not wish to suffer Death clearly discriminate.  They discriminate between Existence, or Consciousness; & Prana, or Life Energy. “Prana ” signifies the LifeEnergy which seems to animate the Body & the Senses, without which they are inert. Prana in various combinations with the Body, Senses, & the Mind is that which is responsible for the experiences called “physical” & “subtle.” Without such animating Energy, there is no bodily or sensory experience.  A corpse has no experience & its Sense organs, though intact, are not animated & do not produce any experience.

[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.  What is the real experience of man ?  Does it conform to this view ?

In Deep Dreamless Sleep 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 the Self in order to open the store of unmixed Happiness.

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://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 – PT49

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT49

[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.]

Like mirage water, an Illusion has no value.  For this reason illusory “physical signs & responses” tell us nothing about Non-Dual Reality, nor about our Realization of Reality, Enlightenment, Liberation.  In which case, one cannot expect the Body to exhibit perfect physical responses in every situation, for Realization is in the category or “realm” of Reality, rather than physical Illusion.  Nor could one expect that same illusory Body to be totally unresponsive or inert.  Absence of fear would seem to be one contradiction to the above. No longer seeing our Happiness as dependent on illusory worldly or bodily circumstances, there is no longer a reason to fear, no more fear in Realization. Removal of fear, all fears, in no “interferes” with apparent “actions” in the World.

The Senses depend on the Self. The Self exists as it is, innately nondependent on the Senses. This is the highest state of Detachment. As pure Being, one is always detached from the Senses & thus to the whole World perceived by the Senses. But the Self is not the Senses and is not experienced by the Senses. The Senses are capable of perceiving Sense objects only, & the Self is not a material object.  The sensory experience is only that of sensation, & not of a separate sense & object. The Self is not a sensation or a product of sensations. So how can the Senses be considered to be the Self ?  The Self is the “Eye of the eye”, unseen by the eye.

[Ramana]

That which exists, is only Sat (Reality-Existence)That is called Brahman.  The luster of Sat is Chit (Consciousness) & its Nature is Ananda (Bliss)These are not different from Zsat.  All the 3 together are known as Sat-Chit-Ananda.

Perfect Bliss is Brahman.  Perfect Peace is of the Self.  That alone exists & is Consciousness.

That which is called Happiness is only the Nature of the Self.  The Self is not other than perfect Happiness.

That which is called Happiness alone exists.  Knowing that fact & remaining in the State of Self, enjoy Bliss eternally.

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

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www.jpstiga.com/

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Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

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

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

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

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

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