ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt122
t is obvious that all Illusion is for the "I", the source. The "I"-notion comes first. Find the root of this "I"-assumption, or "I"-notion. Trace your own sense of existence, seemingly individualized, to its Core & see what is there. Who are you ? If in Truth, you have always been & always will be the undifferentiated Existence, the real Self, your supposed Bondage has never been real. If "who" you are is this real Self, of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss, all that has been apparently experienced by you has indeed NOT been experienced by you at all. Your real Existence has remained ever still, completely detached, ever Formless, & without state or condition.
Duality appears only in those states and is thus not real, for what is real must be real always. By relinquishing the superimposition of the known on the knower, one abides as the Non-Dual Knower, the unceasing Consciousness, always. Prior to the discrimination of the Self and the non-Self, one may think that the Absolute does not exist, one may think that it is not experienced, or one may doubt that it alone exists. After such discriminating inquiry, what was thought of as an individual self is known to be only Brahman, and there is no individual self, or mind, which so thought. Upon such inquiry, the experiential knowledge is that only the Self, Brahman, is, and the individual and the mind are only Brahman and nothing else.
Why worry yourself about the World & what happens to it after Self-Realization ? First realize the Self. What does it matter if the World is perceived or not ? Do you gain anything to help you in your quest for Self-Knowledge by the non-perception of the World during Deep Dreamless Sleep ? Conversely, what would you lose now by the perception of the World ? It is quite immaterial to the Self-Realized jnani or ajnani if he perceives the World or not. It is seen by both, but their view-points differ.
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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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