REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 217
[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]
Sri Ramana upheld the view that the notion of Individuality is only the “I”–thought manifesting itself in different ways. Instead of regarding the different activities of the Mind (such as Ego, Intellect, & Memory) as separate functions he preferred to view them all as different forms of the “I”–thought. Since he equated Individuality with the Mind & the Mind with the “I”–thought it follows that the disappearance of the sense of Individuality (i.e. Self-Realization) implies the disappearance of both the Mind & the “I”–thought.
This is confirmed by his frequent statements to the effect that after Self-Realisation there is no Thinker of thoughts, no Performer of actions, & no Awareness of Individual existence.
That which is does not even say “I am”. Does any doubt rise: “I am not” ? Only in such a case should one be reminding oneself: “I am a man.” One does not. On the other hand, if a doubt arises whether he is a cow or a buffalo he has to remind himself that he is not a cow, etc., but “I am a man.” This would never happen. Similarly with one’s own Existence & Realization.
A jnani’s vibrations stay even after he leaves the Body. All people leave vibrations in the places they have been & lived. Jnanis leave a good vibration & bad people leave a bad vibration. I am not talking about a gross physical phenomenon that everyone can feel. The vibration that ajnani leaves is subtle. Radio broadcasts can only be heard if one has a radio that is tuned to the right frequency. You tune into a jnani’s vibrations by having a quiet, still Mind. This is the “wavelength” of the broadcast. If you have not tuned yourself to receive this frequency, you cannot expect to experience or benefit from the vibrations that a jnani may have left in a place.
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“There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth.”
– the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome – Ajata Vada
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