Sri Ramana Maharshi
[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.]
Like mirage water, an Illusion has no value. For this reason illusory "physical signs & responses" tell us nothing about Non-Dual Reality, nor about our Realization of Reality, Enlightenment, Liberation. In which case, one cannot expect the Body to exhibit perfect physical responses in every situation, for Realization is in the category or "realm" of Reality, rather than physical Illusion. Nor could one expect that same illusory Body to be totally unresponsive or inert. Absence of fear would seem to be one contradiction to the above. No longer seeing our Happiness as dependent on illusory worldly or bodily circumstances, there is no longer a reason to fear, no more fear in Realization. Removal of fear, all fears, in no "interferes" with apparent "actions" in the World.
The Senses depend on the Self. The Self exists as it is, innately non–dependent on the Senses. This is the highest state of Detachment. As pure Being, one is always detached from the Senses & thus to the whole World perceived by the Senses. But the Self is not the Senses and is not experienced by the Senses. The Senses are capable of perceiving Sense objects only, & the Self is not a material object. The sensory experience is only that of sensation, & not of a separate sense & object. The Self is not a sensation or a product of sensations. So how can the Senses be considered to be the Self ? The Self is the "Eye of the eye", unseen by the eye.
That which exists, is only Sat (Reality-Existence). That is called Brahman. The luster of Sat is Chit (Consciousness) & its Nature is Ananda (Bliss). These are not different from Zsat. All the 3 together are known as Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Perfect Bliss is Brahman. Perfect Peace is of the Self. That alone exists & is Consciousness.
That which is called Happiness is only the Nature of the Self. The Self is not other than perfect Happiness.
That which is called Happiness alone exists. Knowing that fact & remaining in the State of
, enjoy Bliss eternally. 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
This blog is also available on:
jstiga.wordpress.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/