[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.]
Everything derives its "light" & its reality from the Absolute, but That does not derive its Light or Reality from anything else. The Absolute does not depend on the World. The Absolute does not depend on the Ego–"I". The Absolute does not depend on anything else. Rather it, itself, has become all "this", without changing its Nature, for if its True Nature would change, it would not be all-powerful, & that which changed it would be all-powerful. One has become all this, & all this therefore is only that One. You must know That as it is, within yourself. It is the Reality in all that appears to exist. It is the Existence in all of the apparent Experiencers, or Seers. It is the Consciousness in all the Knowing, Perceiving, & Cognizing. It is the only "thing" that there is.
The Self is change–less. Thought is change–ful. How, then, can thought pertain to the Self ? How, then, can thought define or confine the Self ? The Self is singular, state–less & modeless. Thought is multiple, appearing as thoughts, modes, & states. How, then, can thought pertain to the Self ? How then can thought define or confine the Self ? The Self is homogenous. Thought has many aspects. How, then, can thought pertain to the Self ? How then can thought define or confine the Self ? The Self is continuous Existence-Consciousness. Thought is sporadic & each thought is momentary. How then, can thought pertain to the Self ? How then can thought define or confine the Self ? The Self does not rise & has no disappearance. The rise & fall of thought can be observed by anyone who meditates with depth. How then can thought pertain to the Self ? How then can thought define or confine the Self ? Thought, being objective, is the Known. Thought has no knowing power of its own. The Self is the Knower, the silent Witness of all thought. The Self is Consciousness, which is the Knower, & the Mind is among the Known. Since this is always so, how then can thought pertain to the Self ? How then can thought define or confine the Self ?
In the parable of the "10th Fool", from where was the 10th man brought in ?
Was he ever lost ? By knowing that he had been there all the while, did they learn anything new ? The cause of their grief was not the real loss of anyone. It was their own Ignorance, or rather, their mere supposition that one of them was lost. Such is the case with you. Truly there is no cause for you to be
miserable & unhappy. You yourself impose limitations on your True Nature of Infinite Existence, & then weep that you are but a finite creature.
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