Tuesday, August 4, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt194

[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.

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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, August 3, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt193


[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).

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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, August 1, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt192


[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.

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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 31, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt191


[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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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 30, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt190

[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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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 29, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt189


[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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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

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt188

[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.

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