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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt25



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. 

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

Friday, July 5, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt24


Sri Ramana Maharshi

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.

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt22


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.

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt21



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. 

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

Monday, July 1, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt20



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.

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Sunday, June 30, 2019



REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt19



If, in the Mind, we conceive of the idea"The spiritual Path must start somewhere," then start with your very Existence.  Why attempt to start in the place that you really cannot start from at all ?  We may say that we must perceive, or proceed, from where we are beginning, yet where is the beginning ?  Could one even have an idea of a "beginning" existing, without Pure Existence to be the "ground" of that "beginning" to be "existing". 

When we comprehend the full significance of the very amazing Self-Inquiry that the Sri Ramana Maharshi has taught, we see that it is incredibly profound. The entire conception of Self-Inquiry, Meditation, or aspiring from some other location, from some other nature, & passing through the "barrier of thought" to get to the Self is only very partial. It is not a complete picture.

The results of Meditation upon, & absorption of, the discerning Knowledge regarding the nature of Happiness are the steadfast motivation to inquire so as to realize the Self, perception of the one motivation behind all kinds of searching through all kinds of experience  There is also Detachment from worldly things & cessation of worldly desire, & steady access to the inner source of Happiness. The Self is, in truth, perfectly full of Bliss. The imperturbable Peace, the ineffable & complete Happiness, quite beyond any sensation or mode of Mind, pervaded by a silent Knowledge of eternal, uncreated Perfection is known as “Bliss," Ananda.  To realize this Bliss as it is, one should comprehend the nature of Happiness, examining it in 3 ways: Desire, Experience, & the Source. By knowledge of Desire one attains recognition of the basic "current" underlying all desires, all hopes, &  seeking in all kinds of experience, be such physical, subtle ("astral", "prana", lifeenergy"), or mental.  With this recognition, one uses that powerful "current" in an undiffused manner, to be absorbed in the Self. This recognition causes one to become one-pointed in the quest of the Self.

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/

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



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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, June 29, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt18



If, in the Mind, we conceive of the idea: "The spiritual Path must start somewhere," then start with your very Existence.  Why attempt to start in the place that you really cannot start from at all ?  We may say that we must perceive, or proceed, from where we are beginning, yet where is the beginning ?  Could one even have an idea of a "beginning" existing, without Pure Existence to be the "ground" of that "beginning" to be "existing". 

When we comprehend the full significance of the very amazing Self-Inquiry that the Sri Ramana Maharshi has taught, we see that it is incredibly profound. The entire conception of Self-Inquiry, Meditation, or aspiring from some other location, from some other nature, & passing through the "barrier of thought" to get to the Self is only very partial. It is not a complete picture.

The results of Meditation upon, & absorption of, the discerning Knowledge regarding the nature of Happiness are the steadfast motivation to inquire so as to realize the Self, perception of the one motivation behind all kinds of searching through all kinds of experience  There is also Detachment from worldly things & cessation of worldly desire, & steady access to the inner source of Happiness. The Self is, in truth, perfectly full of Bliss. The imperturbable Peace, the ineffable & complete Happiness, quite beyond any sensation or mode of Mind, pervaded by a silent Knowledge of eternal, uncreated Perfection is known as “Bliss," Ananda.  To realize this Bliss as it is, one should comprehend the nature of Happiness, examining it in 3 ways: Desire, Experience, & the Source. By knowledge of Desire one attains recognition of the basic "current" underlying all desires, all hopes, &  seeking in all kinds of experience, be such physical, subtle ("astral", "prana", lifeenergy"), or mental.  With this recognition, one uses that powerful "current" in an undiffused manner, to be absorbed in the Self. This recognition causes one to become one-pointed in the quest of the Self.

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



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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, June 28, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt17


The Self never changes its True Nature. Therefore, the ideas condition themselves & never the Pure Existence upon which they depend.  It is impossible to ever get to the Self, since the Self is always present.  If we feel that we are trying to reach the Self.  The Endeavor is noble, but it is accomplished by realizing that the one who is supposed to reach the Self, is himself the Self that he is trying to reach.

The essence of the spiritual Means is the End itself.  The End appears in spiritual practice as the Means (the Self & Self-Inquiry merge into one).  By clear Discernment, one knows oneself truly. Thus one knows Reality as It is. Discerning Knowledge shows the clear, direct Path.  Discernment shows what Self-Realization is.  Discerning Knowledge is what composes, constitutes the spiritual Path.  In its True Nature, the Knowledge is directly experienced without any intermediary. That is the Knowledge of Consciousness itself. Any spiritual advance is in essence always one of Knowledge.  Knowledge is the essential spiritual experience.

Knowledge is not physical or mental in character.  Knowledge is not a sensation, a word, or an idea.  The basis of Knowledge is Pure Existence itself.  The attainment of Knowledge endure as Pure Existence endures, for Knowledge is not dependent upon anything of a temporary or transitory character.  Knowledge is the Formless Path to the Formless.

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/

Thursday, June 27, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt16


For Self-Realization, all that is required is the abandonment of the Imagination.  If something seems to arise, the simple instruction is to deeply inquire into the nature of the one for whom there is this arising.  Self-Inquiry dissipates his  apparent (Ego) reality, as dawn dissipates the dark of night. There is no connection at all between thought & Pure Existence.  For that Pure Existence, thought does not have any independent existence. Absorption in the core of one’s Self, the Heart, is the Silence in which all questions, all doubts, & all thoughts are dissolved.


Misidentification seems to condition the experience of the Self. But the inquiry is : "Whose experience ?"  Does it condition the Self’s experience of Itself ?  Since it does not, it would have to condition someone else’s experience of the Self, & who would that someone else be ?  An unreal person entangles himself in an unreal Mind, which projects an unreal World, which then conceives of all kinds of conditioning.  For purposes of spiritual instruction, it is said that the Misidentification conditions the experience of the Self, or conditions the Self.  But the Self is actually forever unconditioned.  

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/

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt15



Knowledge reveals the real abiding place of Happiness. Those who have cognized the presence of Suffering in Life & are desirous of removing it permanently search for an answer in Knowledge. They do not expect Happiness to be found in any worldly manner, such as in sensory things or in the moods & emotions of a wavering Mind.

Spiritual aspirants, who desire to be free of desire, are not content with mere accidental respites from the Suffering caused by Ignorance.  They are in search of spiritual Bliss & Peace & are desirous of understanding how it is that Happiness shines forth at times. They yearn to have it abide knowingly & permanently & they understand that the way to accomplish this permanent remaining in Happiness is by Knowledge.  

They understand that the way is not by any other means.  They then should determine with certainty the source of Happiness.  Ascertaining the unitary motivation in life, one becomes free of the idea of multiple motives taking one in multiple directions.

Accomplishing this, one concentrates the searching of one's mind in the direction that is truly "within". This prompts a yearning for Self-Knowledge & provides the motivation for the Self-Inquiry into the Self. The determination about Happiness is an inquiry into Bliss that leads one into an inquiry into Existence-Consciousness, because Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the nature of the one Reality, the one Self.

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/

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt14


The question in Self-Inquiry can be:  "For whom is the thought ?"  Everything that appears to exist is utterly dependent on this Existence, which is Absolute, but this Absolute Existence is devoid of any such modification as change, Duality, & thought.  If something seems to rise, it is based upon some kind of differentiation from that Absolute Existence.  This split styles itself as "I", even without the word, "I".  It is the notion, the mere supposition, that there is an "I". Whether one has many thoughts or very few thoughts, we need to find his identity.  If we find his identity, he ceases to exist as such, & all that remains is the Absolute Existence in which nothing ever happened.

Ignorance is the lack of Discrimination, the lack of Discernment regarding what is real or not teal. But Discernment in Knowledge, or Discrimination is the perception of what is real & actually the Self.  Discrimination is essential for the destruction of Ignorance & the inner revelation of Knowledge.  The Knowledge itself is transcendent of concepts & thoughts.  Discrimination means using Knowledge to Self-Realize that Knowledge.

Self-Inquiry is always the inward, nonobjective (transsubjective) examination of the Subject.  Thereby, the Seer & the Seen are known to be only that Pure Existence they & have no different existence whatsoever.  Such Realization ultimately rewards the spiritual practitioner with 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 

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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/

Monday, June 24, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt13


When we notice a runaway excursion into thought, we must inquire: "Who is the one who is observing the thoughts ?"  We need to examine identity of that observer. We place emphasis not so much on whether there are few or many thoughts, but on the identity of the one who could say, or think, "This thought exists" & who becomes caught up in the idea of that thought. Inquire into his identity.  If his identity is not inquired into, there may be few or many thoughts, but the same Duality prevails.

For Pure Existence, which is Absolute, there can be no thought, or question of a thought, at any time.  There can never be such or any other kind of change in its True Nature.  Pure Existence cannot be modified into something else, & it does not have a changeful experience.  Pure Existence is just as it is forever, for it is Absolute. If something appears to happen, such as a thought, the question is: "For whom does it happen ?"  "What is his identity ?" It is not of great significance whether thought happens occasionally or frequently, or if thought is a sparse occurrence or a very cluttered mental occurrence.  "For whom does it happen ?"  "What is his nature "?  "Who is thinking ?"  The "I" who is the answer to such inquires is found to be unreal, absent.  "Behind" all that, the Absolute Existence is void of thought. For Existence, there is not a question of thought or of anything else. 

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/

Sunday, June 23, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt12


 Some places are considered "holy" & seem to especially support & foster Self-Inquiry & spiritual practice generally. Wherever Truth shines may become known in this World as a holy place. That effect is difficult to explain, yet there are Scriptures that have mentioned this. The effect of being in such a place is known by those who are there. But what is it that they experience when they are in that place or in such holy company ?  They experience something that goes beyond the boundaries of Time & Space. The effect is not really something in this world. Worldless, Timeless, & Spaceless, the pure Existence is what they experience in a "holy" place

But any place is holy when we experience something Timeless, Spaceless, Worldless, & Formless, when we are Timeless, Spaceless, Worldless, & Formless.  Then, "right here", “here” & “there” disappear.  If one imagined that he is not in that Timeless, Spaceless, Worldless, & Formless Consciousness, if one does not experience That,  the question should arise, “Why not ?”

That would be a call for the examination of "that" with which you are misidentifying or to which you are attaching yourself.  If one is not experiencing the fullness of what is experienced in some "holier" place, it again is misidentification.  At the same time, the advice given in various Scriptures & by Sages & Saints is that one should never permanently abandon any support which supplies such experience. That could be the holy place, the holy company, the Self, or any combination thereof.  It depends on the practice & spiritual approaches of the seeker in question.

All actually belongs to, actually is the un-changing Self.  Nor can it even ever belong to another. So it is because the very conception of "another" is a product again of Ignorance. The notion of an individual, separate "I" is the very epitome of such Ignorance.  Though unreal, such Ignorance seems to "veil" the Truth.  This unreal Cause yields an unreal Effect, that of apparent "bondage".  Therefore it is imperative that Ignorance be destroyed so that no obscuration of the Self is experienced.  Ignorance can be destroyed by True Knowledge alone, & by no other means.

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/

Saturday, June 22, 2019

REALIZING NON–DUAL LIBERATION, ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt11

Sri Ramana Maharshi


Feel that all of whatever you have thought of in Life exists is proof of the Existence underlying That. Thought is not proof of what you have thought of, but is proof that there is an invariable Existence that does not diminish, no matter how much you lend its reality to whatever you think. Pure Existence is quite beyond thought. Not one idea applies to this Pure Existence.

To be absorbed in Reality, free of the Mis-identification with thought, this is to know the Truth of your own Existence. One need not be concerned with whether the thought exists or exists not.  In our Self-Inquiry, let our focus be upon distinguishing our Identity from, & freeing our Identity from whatever is conceived. That accomplished, the Unconceived remains, which is Self-luminous. This Self remains as itself. This is absorption in the Self as referred to by the Sri Ramana Maharshi, Existence just by Itself.

The "state" of Self-Realization (not really a state) consists of  True Knowledge.  Reality always exists &, by its own True Nature, is perfect Fullness (sarvam) always. That the Self is everpresent is self-evident for nonexistence of oneself is not known by anyone, ever.  The Reality of the Self is un-changing & un-changeable, & what changes is not real, but is only Illusion or misperception of what is real.

What truly exists is un-changing & un-changeable, That One & Alone, there is nothing else to alter It. If blissful Reality were not completely experiential at any time, this would not be due to a change in the un-changeable Real Self.  But neither would the same apparent change be due to "eternal factors", for such would have no real preceding Cause.  The change, the lack of completely blissful experience only appears due to an Ignorance that actually has no existence of its own.  All actually belongs to, actually is the un-changing Self. 

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/