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.]
For impersonal, unlimited Consciousness, there is no Life or Death. Consciousness continuously exists, & the one who says, “I had this or that experience,” is the Illusion. That "I" comes & goes, back & forth, while Consciousness continuously exists. This shows us the proper orientation & also what should be relinquished by means of knowing where we really exist. Those who wisely pursue the Absolute Truth observe the basic facts of Life & Death. They aim to transcend Life & Death to remain as immortal Existence.
By the term “World" is meant all that is perceived, all objects, all activities, all events, the forms of living beings, anything in Space & Time, & anything seen, heard, touched, or sensed in any manner. Transcendence of the world is Liberation from Bondage & Suffering in relation to all of this. Abandonment of the objective outlook constituting the World yields the perception of Reality as it is. Reality cannot be by anything of the World, but only by Knowledge of the Self. Where could one go in the World that one would be beyond the World ? Yet one’s real Existence is always beyond the World, & Knowledge reveals the True Nature of Pure Existence. The Self is changeless & permanent. The World is changeful & impermanent. Each object has a creation, a changeful duration, & a destruction. This is true for all objects & for the World as a whole, without exception.
Self-Realization is for everyone. Self-Realization makes no difference between the spiritual aspirants. The very doubt, whether you can realize, & the notion "I-have-not-realized" are themselves the
obstacles. Be free from these obstacles.
Liberation is not to be gained in the Future. It is there forever, here & now. The experience is here and now. One cannot deny one's own Self.
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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
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