Sunday, September 3, 2017

NMT (No-Me Teaching) 90

Ribhu Gita (Tamil) Ch 35:
When inquired into,
All names and forms that appear as differences in Brahman,
Of the nature of the one undivided Essence,
Not different from the incorporeal Existence
The Self, are not different at all.
Casting aside everything, with the blemishless certitude that all
Is the peaceful Brahman,
And l am that changeless Brahman.
Abide in your natural Self.

The Intellect and other appearances have not the least existence
Apart from Brahman, which is Consciousness alone.
The Mind and other appearances have not the least existence.
Apart from Brahman, the perfectly full.
Casting aside everything with the Non-Dual certitude
That any kind of appearance is Brahman.
And that the One perfect Fullness is myself.
Abide changelessly in the Self.

There is nothing as darkness or light or something different,
This or that, you or me,
Bewilderment or clear perception or illusion,
Mind or its ramifications,
Form or formlessness.
Casting aside everything with the blessed certitude
That all that exists is Brahman, and that I am,
Changelessly abide in the Self.

There never is any such delusion as,
"This is the Lord and this is the World which is his creation;
I am an Individual here; I am born here;
I am tied by Bondage; I am a Sufferer;
I am the child, I am the adult, the mortal."
Casting aside everything, with the blemishless certitude that all
That all that exists is the differenceless Brahman, and That I am,

Abide changelessly in the Self.

Some disciple of Ramana Maharshi quotes:

We have learned to see only those things that seem to be real, but will not learn to see the Truth of the One that sees & knows them.  If we do grasp the Reality of the One that perceives & knows, the ghost-like Ego will fall away & the deep intense Bliss of the life of Grace, the Supreme Self, will come into Existence.
 Reality, the supreme & unique Nature of the Self, is nothing other than the heart in which the power of the Mind to generate its false creations has died.  If the aggressive Ego is eliminated at its Source, a joy will arise that the sorrows of the Mind cannot touch.
 Those who, through holy grace, have purified their Consciousness by remaining as the Witness, will attain an Awareness whose strength derives from its 1–pointedness. Through that Awareness they will be freed from delusive desires &  the terrors they bring, thus attaining the authentic state of Supreme Bliss free all affliction.
 Laying hold of that Self, which is the cause of Love, you should realize your True Nature in the Bliss of the Real.
 Eliminating the error of my words, thoughts & deeply flawed Ego-Mind so that all my defects subsided, a greater Existence enfolded me, the wealth of the Real, flaring up within my heart in the form of dynamic Consciousness.
 Mistaking Dream for Reality, my changeful Mind had been overspread by dark clouds of Delusion, intoxicated by its own error until it was submerged in the Reality of the immutable Self & merged into a true Existence where all conflict is absent.

Based on the Teachings of a great Sage:

Imaginary Sensations form ideas. The solid World of the 5 Senses is created by us in the same way. We can separate from the objective side of human experience the Conscious Principle that informs it.  The meaning of Sensory Perception & of Memory come into the issue at a later stage when we come to analyze the nature of Desire.

From all these considerations, it is evident that Materiality is an illusion created by the combination through Memory of Visual & Tactile Sensations, whether these are experienced as physical or mental, relative to actual & imaginary movements of the perceiver's Body & Senses. The concept of Space & the Illusion of Materiality, the notion of a World, have a similar Origin.

A further illustration of the attribution of Life & Consciousness to others, is that of  Cinema film. Out of the mechanical play of light on a Screen & the vacuous Sound-waves that fill the room during its projection, we create for ourselves, as in a Dream, a living World.  Here we participate entirely, running up & down the whole vast gamut of thought & feeling.  In the illusion that objects, themselves merely Notions, have an independent & simultaneous existence.  This illusion, together with that of tri-dimensionality, gives rise to the notion of a Space in which material things are located & by which they are pervaded.  In the interval separating these supposedly coexistent bodies, there is nothing that corresponds to the common notion of an object.  This vacant interval ["space"], moreover, by comparison with the combined volume of all visible, tangible bodies, seems to be immeasurably great & wholly independent.

To this visually vacant "space", plain men ascribe "absolute existence".  But we cannot think of an interval or a vacancy in the abstract, that is to say, we cannot think of Space without reference to tangible bodies, beginning always with our own.  It follows that Space, far from its having an independent & absolute existence, coincides with the notion of Matter; & in particular, it coincides with the notion of our own incarnation.

Some more selected verses from the Ramana Maharshi disciple Master Nome:

To find Reality, find that which always is  &  which does not depend upon thought,  The nature of Reality is that it is non­dependent.  It does not depend upon what you think.  It does not depend upon the Senses.  It does not depend upon anything changeful.  Reality is non-dependent Existence.

You say that if you know it is unreal, you can still enjoy it.  But I think that you will find that to be a bit of a trap.  You are, in effect, saying that you are going to withdraw the sense of Reality from that thing, but that you are going to retain the superimposition of it upon Happiness.  When you inquire, the sense of Happiness, the sense of Reality, & the sense of Identity all return to their Origin, the Source, which is the Self.  The Self alone is Real.  The Self alone is Happiness.  The Self alone is the true "I".  The Self is Sat-Chit­Ananda, Being-Consciousness-Bliss.  If you think that this World is unreal, but that your Happiness is mixed up with this, you will be attempting to return the sense of Reality to the Truth, while leav­ing the sense of Happiness dangling in the false externalized outlook.  Will anyone give up what he regards as his Happiness ?  When, however, one sees that the Happiness is within, he becomes detached from all else.  If one is attached, & not detached, he is going to suffer, is he not ?  One thus binds himself.  If you start with the concept that this is unreal, but it is your Happiness, you will feel the compulsion to explain how all this began or came into existence.  Perhaps, you will conceive of all of it as God’s “Play”.  In the course of time, you will find yourself becoming caught up in a new “Play” again.  If one deludes oneself thus, he will be regarding it with ever-increasing amounts of Reality.

A wiser approach is the Knowledge that it is not real, it is not your Happiness, & it is not your Identity. 

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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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