Ribhu Gita (Tamil) Ch 32:
lf you are not continuously of such bhava (conviction. attitude).
The distortion of the restless Mind will not cease.
Is it not the distortion of the restless Mind
That gives rise to the misery of this World ?
Tell me how the Mind's real nature, whole and faultless, be impressed
Upon the understanding of those
Who have had the distortion of their Mind
Destroyed by such deep, daily bhava (conviction. attitude) ?
How will the wearisome Bondage of Worldly existence be loosened
For those who wander about without being established in their own nature ?
Howsoever they try, the base Bondage of Worldly existence can never be destroyed
For those who have not found their True Nature.
As the wrong understandings of the restless Mind are resolutely destroyed
For those who adopt an unwavering bhava (conviction. altitude).
will result, Natural State
Without any taint of veiling or confusion.
[selections based on Master Nome’s Self-Knowledge]
The Teaching of Non-Duality, when inwardly “received” & meditated upon, & then experienced, results on the destruction of all Delusion & Illusion, & in the Realization of the Self. That Teaching is what unfailingly puts an end to all of the imagined “bondage” (illusion of being a mortal individual capable of suffering). To “receive” this Teaching & to come to know it is the dawn of Self–Knowledge. Meditate on this Teaching, applying one’s own effort to awaken from the Illusion of Duality & thus gain clarity on Knowledge. To merge with its meaning is the direct experience of absorption in Knowledge. Be so absorbed in it that it is one’s very Identity & eliminated all possibility of Duality. Thus the state of Knowledge & Being are one & the same in Self-Realization.
Reality is comprehended by Reality itself. This is Self-Knowledge, the all-comprehensive Knowledge of Reality. Such does not entail an all-comprehensive of the endless details of illusory objective things (science), or of the wide variety of spiritual practices (religions & paths) or states of mind (philosophy & psychology. Rather the Teaching of Non-Duality & resulting Self-Knowledge amounts to fixed gaze upon the Infinite, which is pure Consciousness & Existence, the sole-existent Non-Dual Reality. Self-Knowledge is Knowledge of the Absolute Self which is Reality, 1–without–a–2nd, apart from which, there is nothing else.
[based on the Maharshi's Teaching]
The Truth discovered by means of Vedanta is not something that can be demonstrated or proved objectively by one person to another. It can, however, be directly experienced as a clear knowledge in the innermost core of each person who scrupulously pursues the necessary process of Discernment until the True Nature of Being – which is the True Nature of Consciousness, & of Happiness – is revealed in the full clarity of pure unadulterated Self-Consciousness. Vedanta does involve doing anything. It is an art not of doing but of non-doing – an art of just being. The state of just being is one in which our Mind does not rise to do, think or know anything, yet it is a state of full consciousness – consciousness not of anything else but only of Being. The skill that is to be learnt in this art is not simply the skill to be – because we always are & therefore require no special skill or effort to be –, nor is it merely the skill to be without doing or thinking anything – because we are able to be so each day in Deep Dreamless Sleep. The skill to be cultivated is the skill to remain calmly & peacefully without doing or thinking anything, but nevertheless retaining a perfectly clear consciousness of Being – that is, consciousness of our own being or essential Existence. Only in this pristine state of clear non-dual Self-Conscious being, unclouded by the distracting agitation of thought & action, will the True Nature of Being become perfectly clear, obvious, self- evident & free from even the least scope for doubt or confusion. Our first & most direct experience of Being is that of our own Being or Existence.
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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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