Tag Archives: Self

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

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

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

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

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

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 24

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

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

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

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

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 23

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

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

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

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

short-cut: http://sdrv.ms/YPOgkX or http://tinyurl.com/nnyyr58  link directly to free E-book PDF files

www.jpstiga.com/

http://jstiga.wixsite.com/nonduality/

Different blogs (but with graphics) are available on:

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

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

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

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

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

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 22

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 22

We cannot “think” of that Undivided, Absolute One Existence.  We cannot stand apart from It to think about It.  When we think about something we think about some “thing”.  There is an objective portion of our thought.  But how could there be an objectless thought ? The object need not be gross [physical].  It can be a subtle [mental, prana“astral”] object, such as an abstract idea, but there is always an objective portion of the thought, without which, the thought is not a thought at all.

To set the experience of Happiness free of limitation, the experiencer himself must be free of limitation, that is, free of misidentification with Form. Then, one remains in infinite, unending, intense Bliss, which is so intense that even the memory of suffering & sorrow is erased. All the superimposed forms are of a sensory or mental character. The experience of Happiness is not a sensation like as seeing or hearing. Happiness is not a thought or a collection of thoughts. Happiness is of a formless nature, shining at the same depth from which the Desire for Happiness springs, at the very source of Happiness itself. The Source of the Desire & the Source of the experience of Happiness are one & the same. That Source is within. Unrealized, the Source manifests as the Desire for Happiness. Realized, the Source shines as Bliss itself. Realization means Knowledge. Knowledge is direct experience of the Self.  Such is remaining at & as the very source of 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 

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 21

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 21

In Self-Inquiry, we initially trace our self to the 1st basic misconception, which is the assumption of being an Individual, & then simply continue the Self-Inquiry. What is the “existence” of that Individual ?  If we so inquire, we will realize that there is just Pure Existence, which has no Individuality to it at all.  Trace any misconception further to where Reality stands, which is where the misconception holds no weight, no reality, & you are free from thought. The misconception is really for no one & does not exist; in which case you are devoid of thought (which is based on that Individual).

The experience of Happiness should be comprehended in Wisdom so that one does not superimpose what is not actually the experience of Happiness upon it. The joy felt anywhere ever is the shining of the Self. Yet in Ignorance, that joy is accompanied by superimposition of inert, unreal forms upon the experience. When the experience of joy is accompanied by the delusion of superimposition of forms, it appears as if momentary, limited, & dependent. When the experience of joy is without such delusion, the Self itself shines as vast, unlimited Bliss, which is self-existent. Happiness is always a subjective experience, in which the Ego diminishes along with its attendant notions. Thus, because it destroys the Ego & those “attendant” notions by the revelation of their unreality, leaving the ultimate subject unconcealed, Self-Inquiry to know the Self yields the most profound 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 

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 20

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 20

Examine what you regard as your very Identity [a body, a personality, ]. In Truth, you cannot be other than the Self.  So practice Self-Inquiry with full intensity, full purpose, & full perseverance. For any alternative such as “habitual,” “lazy,” or “wrong thinking”  there is no valid support for it.  There is no valid cause for it.  It does not stand on Truth. In Truth, you cannot be other than the Self. So, inquire as to what makes you assume that  you can be other than the Self.  This Self-Inquiry should be directed centrally along the lines of, “Who am I ?”  Once turned inward to oneself, discard [net, neti] erroneous identifications like the Body, Mind, Senses, Prana, Ego, World.  Then employ 90% of the time & effort into “fathoming” that self, until it is clearly the Self.

The source of the Desire for Happiness is not from external phenomena of any kind.  It is not from objects, circumstances, other beings, & such. There is, therefore, nothing alluring. The desire, itself, is not a bodily sensation. It is not particular thoughts, though particular thoughts constituting images in the Mind may appear by which the Desire manifests. The Desire itself is simply the urge from within to be in the Natural State of limitless Bliss. The intensity of the Desire is continually surging forth. It cannot be subdued, & the attempt to do so would merely be an unsuccessful one to fulfill it.  It can be fulfilled only by Self-Realization, which is remaining as Bliss itself.  Bliss is of the very nature of the Self, & the Self is truly without any Desire. When the Self is not known &, by Delusion, suffering becomes possible. With the appearance of an Ego“I”, the Natural State seems lost.  Then that very Bliss of the Self manifests as the intuition of one’s Natural, True State, & this intuition appears as the Desire for 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 

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 19

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY – PT 19

The core of our Existence is free of thought, or devoid of thought. We cannot get away from our Pure Existence. So, we can start Self-Inquiry with our Existence. Where we start is where we end. For that Pure Existence, there cannot be a barrier of consisting thought, obstructing That which is without thought, or devoid of thought, That being our very Existence. That is already free from thought. Our Existence is already untouched & untainted by any idea. This is our very Existence & just “an” existence.

By the knowledge of experience, one attains liberation of the experience of Happiness from the Delusion of limitation of it by form & the ability to experience Bliss directly without delay. One must merge with That which is Bliss itself, free of Duality, for if the experience of Happiness is to be full it must endure.  And if it is to endure, one must become one with that Happiness.  By knowledge of the source of Happiness, one becomes & remains completely detached. Detachment is itself, Freedom & Bliss. By such knowledge, one is liberated from the external, the inconsequential, & the unreal. And one comprehends the reason for Self-Inquiry to know the Self. The Desire for Happiness comes from deep within.  It is an intuition that Bliss is one’s Natural State. This Bliss Includes Peace with no disturbance, Freedom with no Bondage, & Perfection with nothing incomplete.

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/