Tuesday, July 16, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt32

What Sri Ramana describes is not a change of states, but what actually exists. From false assumptions & its consequent perspective of an "I", we may seem to conceive of the 3: the World, the Individual, & the Supreme Self.  Without the "I"thought, there is no Illusion. Between the apparent states of "with an 'I' '' and "without an 'I' '' there is actually no separation, since they are not actually 2 existent states. The "with an 'I' "notion is totally illusory. Without it, there is just the Innate. If you are seeking an "in between" state for the purpose of spiritual progress, it is found in the dissolution of that "I". The dissolution of the "I"notion is the spiritual progress.

For Self-Realization, it is necessary to know the Self as transcendent of bodily form & limitation.  By liberating oneself from the ignorant Mis-identification with the Body & its "attributes" (characteristics), one remains as the Infinite & the Eternal. Those who understand that they seek a Realization that is not a bodily state, & who are neither enamored of nor ashamed of the Body (either way is Attachment), seek to discern the Self's freedom from the Body & its "attributes".  One should know the Self's transcendence of all bodily definition. The results of this Knowledge of the Self's Freedom from the limitations of the Body & its attributes are Bliss & Peace that are undisturbed by bodily conditions, spiritual Freedom from birth, growth, decay, illness, & death, & transcendence of action.

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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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Monday, July 15, 2019


REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt31


Sri Ramana Maharshi

Knowledge is identical with the Existence known, without any notion, assumption, or supposition. If the Ego-"I" assumed, we so not know about Knowledge & Existence. If the Ego-"I" is no longer assumed, we no longer know about a World.  We may seem to know about the World from the ideas that correspond to the sensory impressions to our feelings & perspectives about that "World".  Then wet do not know about the Supreme Self.

The "I"-notion, defined as a "thinker", a "perceiver", , etc., is implicit in every thought. Sri Ramana Maharshi has given the instruction to inquire: "For whom is this thought ?" If pursued, that Inquiry dissolves the entire objective portion of thought, without which the thought cannot stand, & all is returned to the True "I".

One should regard as Real & as one's true Existence only That which has no beginning or end, which is everexistent, which is continuous & Undivided, which is Unchanging, which is transcendent of all that has Form, of all that changes, & of all that is in Time.  By this Knowledge, one abides in the Natural State, which is the only true state of the Self.  The Self may be said to call unto Itself, as the Sought & the seeker, as the Guru & the disciple, as God & the devotee.  It seeks itself as Meditation.  The Self reveals Itself as inner experience. It knows & "abides" in itself for Blissful eternity. May this blissful, Immortal Knowledge shine clearly.

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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/

Sunday, July 14, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt30

Ramana's disciple Nome

It is seemingly in the very nature of Pure Existence that: if we do not know ourselves, we seem to fall into Illusion. The Illusion is characterized by apparent "mortality". If we are to be free of that "mortality", which runs contrary to our nature, we must seek to be absorbed into Something that is Eternal.  Nothing else can be Eternal but this very Pure Existence itself which is Absolute.  If we take refuge there though, the first thing that will "die" is the Ego"I"notion which is the false sense of Individuality. It will be the first to "die" because it will die before the Body perishes.  It will be the first to die because such is the focus for the one who is truly seeking absorption on the Self, the one who is seeking to know the Self.  Methodologies here include "jnana" or Knowledge, & also "bhakti", Devotion & "Surrender" to the Divine.  There is really no distinction, & so we need not overly divide between Knowledge & Devotion.
  

Sri Ramana Maharshi revealed in his Non-Dual Teachings, which are most direct & immediate, that if the Self remains undefined, it is only Brahman.  That alone exits. Therefore, one should know the Self.  The Knowledge of Reality, which is the Realization of the Self & the Realization of the Absolute, is attained by the direct path of True Knowledge.  By liberating oneself from the Misidentification with what is not the Self, one knows the Self.  When the real nature of what has been considered as the non-self is seen, it invariably proves to be nonexistent, for it was dependent upon Misidentification in order to even ever appear.  Blissful & Eternal is the Real 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/

Saturday, July 13, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt29


Sri Ramana has indicated that firm Selfabsorption is to be free of that differentiating which appears only through Imagination of a separate Identity apart from real Existence. Firmly remain as That.  Put an end to the Imagination through Self-Inquiry, & do not start imagining again. When, through Knowledge of your Self, you see how self-evident the nature of your Existence is, the possibility of such Imagination has ended.

Firm  Selfabsorption is being still in the deepest sense, & no action is implied. Pure Knowledge is implied, but this is Knowledge that is identical with Pure Existence. This Knowledge is not a mental knowledge, because how could mental knowledge grasp the Absolute ?  Whenever we have the idea of action with the idea "I do", whether in a gross form with the Body or with the Senses, or in a subtle form with the Mind, the Individual "I" is always in there, & that "I" is always unquestioned. Self-Knowledge is the questioning of that very Individual "I".


In Self-Realization, all mere notions about the Absolute & the Self are relinquished. Notions about the Absolute are such as that: It is separate from oneself, or objective, or that it is not always present.  Notions about the Self are such as that it is endowed with Form, minuteness, that it is changeful, material, embodied, all defined by thought, in Time, or endowed with Individuality. For Knowledge, the superimposition of the jiva-hood (concept of Individuality) is removed from Atman (the Self) & Isvara-hood (idea of the Lord, of God) is removed from Brahman. Upon such removal of superimposition, or Ignorance, one realizes the identity, as declared in the Upanishad, Tat Tvam Asi, "That Thou Art".

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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/

Friday, July 12, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt28

Sri Shankara

It is in the very nature of thought to move & to change.  Sri Ramana Maharshi has revealed firm Selfabidance or "absorption". This is the Knowledge that truly recalls one’s Existence as it is. Therefore, again & again, Self-Inquire to determine what your True Nature is, what your Identity is, what your actual Existence is. Dwelling as that Pure Existence, without the superimposition of any idea & without any Misidentification, that is the Self–"abidance" referred to.

When Sri Ramana Maharshi says: "remember the Self", it is a "remembrance" but not a remembrance in the usual sense of "memory". It is a recalling of a direct Knowledge that you actually always had about your Existence, which you always were. In this way we reclaim the Bliss that was actually never lost. Nothing new is attained, but something that did not actually come to be, that is "lost" Ignorance. It is almost as if he is saying: "Remember that you exist."

One Formless Existence appears as if all this Multiplicity. All the Multiplicity is only the one formless Existence imagined as such. To realize the Truth, for the Truth to be Self-revealed, one should abandon Ignorance, Multiplicity, the transitory, & the Illusion of Form, & thus be absorbed ("abide") as the Formless, which is real, Non-Dual & ever-existent. This "abidance" is Knowledge. The destruction of Illusion means the destruction of Ignorance regarding the Self, or the destruction of Misidentification. Such is the destruction of suffering & the "death" of death. This is blissful Immortality. It is simply the vanquishing of Ignorance. By the Truth being revealed within, Misidentifications, or superimpositions, are destroyed. By the destruction of Misidentifications or super impositions, Absolute Truth is revealed within.

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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/

Thursday, July 11, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt27

Sri Ramana soon after awakwning

By Self-Inquiry, you must arrive at that continuous experience of your Identity as being the Self, without a trace of Misidentification. That Misidentification is the consideration of yourself to be somehow mixed with what is actually not the Self.  Eliminating Misidentification is the "remembrance" of your Existence. Realizing your Self just as it is, you see quite clearly that you have been That always, & in the profoundest sense, that you have always known That.  [Otherwise you may not have so much treasured your existence.]

The Individual, being nothing, knew nothing. His ignorance was not real, & Knowledge was not for him. Knowledge is inherent in the Self.  It is the most interior & formless Knowledge & not a thought-produced knowledge. This is not a matter of thinking: "I am the Self" for no matter how much one would think something, it would not be stable.

The Knowledge of the Self is the Knowledge of the Eternal, the Unchanging, & the completely blissful.  It is the Knowledge of Reality. This is the only true "perception". To see anything else is to "see" the nonexistent. That is Ignorance. Ignorance is composed of assumptions & superimpositions. Ignorance is the nonperception of Reality & the misperception of Reality, displaying itself as the nonseeing of Real, Non-Dual Existence & the hallucination of Duality or Multiplicity. The "knowing" of anything, be it gross or subtle, without the Knowledge of the Self, is simply diversified Ignorance, or diversified Illusion. In the Knowledge of the Reality of the Self, there remains neither Multiplicity (or Duality) nor anything else. One Formless Existence has no differentiation whatsoever. 

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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/

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt26

Ramana's disciple Nome

Since the Truth of the Self cannot be conceived or remembered, what is it that constitutes Self-Realization ?  What is it that constitutes the "remembrance" of the Self, the recollection of one’s actual True Nature ?  It cannot be a matter of thought. Sri Ramana Maharshi speaks of "Atmanistha", which means Self"abidance" or "absorption". It signifies the establishment of your very Identity in That as That, & in That as That alone, without the addition of anything added to it.  What is this "abidance" ?  It cannot be just the movement of some mental attention, some variety of thought, or some form of concentration. It must be something much deeper & more interior, something not subject to changefulness, & something that does not waver. Firm "abidance" or "absorption" is that which does not change as the Body changes or as the Mind changes. Therefore Self-Inquiry & the resultant Knowledge are of a thought-transcendent nature. Self-Inquiry & Knowledge are of the same nature as Pure Existence, which is devoid of thought. 

The Realization of the Self is blissful Immortality. It is absorption in & as That which has no beginning or end. The Desires for Happiness & Immortality are the same. They come from the same intuition of the Truth of the Self. Only absorption in the Self, which is the Reality, fulfills both. The Self is that which has no beginning or end & is Real, or truly existent. The Self is changeless. Whatever has a beginning, a change, & an end is unreal. This “being unreal" may be understood as being utterly nonexistent or as the existent but entirely misperceived. To experience blissful Immortality, one must realize the Existence of the Self as it really is; one must "abide" as the Beginningless & Endless, as the Changeless.

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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/