Self Knowledge part 1:
[selections based on Master Nome’s Self Knowledge]
The one, Absolute, Non-Dual Self alone exists Eternally.
The Self neither begins nor ends, neither expands nor reduces, has no phase or condition, & is ever just as it is. The Self alone is present always.
Knowledge of the Self is based upon the seeker having a firm conviction in the Identity, or Non-Duality, of That & thou as expressed in the Upanishadic Mahavakya: “Thou art That.” This reveals the Identity of Self & the Absolute (Brahman). Seeking Realization of the Absolute, Brahman, seek to realize the Self as it truly is [not the apparent, personal individual "self" based on the Body]. The Realization of the Self is our only true, natural state. Any other state is Illusion (the Perceptions that fool us into feeling limited to the apparent, personal individual "self" based on the Body) & the product of Delusion (fooling ourselves into identifying with the apparent, personal individual "Mind" based on the Body). The ultimate nature of Illusion is non-existence (that is, it does not really exist).
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