Ribhu Gita (Tamil) Ch 30:
Since it is only Supreme Brahman, which is Consciousness alone.
That appears as the World, the Individual, & the Supreme.
All this World and Individuals. though countable,
Are nothing. else, but only Consciousness alone.
Do the bracelets and others that are composed only of gold
Constitute anything apart from gold ?
Can the pot & the dish & others that are mere clay
Be even a trace of anything except clay ?
Even though the Undivided, perfectly full Brahman
Is seen as the World by the Ignorant,
This manifold World will be seen as the Supreme
By the fully knowledgeable.
Even though the rope is directly in front
Appears to the uncomprehending as a snake,
We have seen the principle of that snake [appearance]
Manifesting as an actual rope [Reality] only to the knowledgeable .
That state of being full of changeless Awareness
ls the unparalleled Liberation.
Those who have attained that great State
Will never again be in sorrow, never again have any blemish, will attain Joy,
Will be the ones who have accomplished all they have to do,
And will remain ever the one Supreme Nature,
For those, who are af the nature of the exalted Supreme,
There are none of the problems of this misery of repetitive Birth and Death.
[selections based on Master Nome’s Self-Knowledge]
That which knows the presence or absence of thoughts is neither. Neither obscures or clarifies That. Consciousness, which is the knower, is never defined by the known. That in which the three states of waking, dreaming, and deep, dreamless sleep, with all that they contain, appear, as the illusion of motion in That which is ever still, of form in the Formless, or a modification in That which is immutable, is the Reality of infinite Consciousness. Consciousness requires no light other than itself to illumine itself. The entire manifestation is rightly said to be only one small corner in the infinite, formless Consciousness. Examining a corner to see what actually is the corner, it reduces itself to a single conceptual dot. That dot is the notion of an "other," a "second." In Ultimate Truth, as there are no corners in space, there is not a sing objective thing in the Reality of the Self.
Negate the attributes superimposed on the Self and the concepts about the Absolute, and realize their identity. The Self is: in all sentient beings, the Consciousness which is their Being; in all things, the unseen Existence which is; in all locations, the space; in all Space, the vastness; in all Time, the endlessness, in every heart, the Love.
Veiling and differentiation are the characteristics of ignorance. As dimension of depth of the image in a mirror does not truly exist, so differentiation does not exist in the one Self. Meditate on Consciousness without an object. If you ask yourself what do you know for certain, you will release all ideas and form and abide in ever-existent Being. There is no creation and no destruction, no birth and no death, no bondage and no liberation from bondage, no ignorance and no knowledge, no path and no achievement, none ignorant and none who know, no one bound and no one striving to be liberated and no one liberated. This is the highest final Truth.
[based on the Maharshi's Teaching]
We all believe "I am this Body", "I am a person", "I am called so-and-so, & was born on such-and-such a date at such-and-such a place". Thus we identify our consciousness "I am" with a particular Body. This identification is the result of a confused & unclear knowledge of the true nature of Consciousness. Our consciousness "I am" is not something material, whereas our Body is merely a bundle of physical matter, which is not inherently conscious. Yet somehow we are deluded into mistaking this material Body to be our consciousness "I". As a result of our unclear knowledge of consciousness, we mistake matter to be conscious, & consciousness to be something material. That which thus mistakes this Body to be "I" is our Mind. Our Mind comes into existence only by imagining itself to be a Body. In Deep Sleep we are unaware of either our Mind or our Body. As soon as we wake up, our Mind rises feeling "I am this Body, I am so-and-so", & only after thus identifying itself as a particular Body does it perceive the external World through the 5 Senses of that Body. Exactly the same thing happens in Dream – our Mind identifies itself as a particular Body & through the 5 Senses of that Body it perceives a seemingly real & external World. When we wake up from a Dream, we understand that the Body we mistook to be "I" & the World we mistook to be real & external were both in fact only figments of our imagination. Thus from our experience in Dream we all know that our Mind has a wonderful power of imagination by which it is able to create a Body, to mistake that imaginary Body to be "I", & through that Body to project a World which, at the time we perceive it, appears to be every bit as real & external to us as the World that we now perceive in this Waking state.
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"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"
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