NMT (No-Me Teaching) new series 117:
Ribhu Gita (Tamil) Ch 32:
Except for the Mind, there is not a bit of this World,
Mind is that which appears as all the World.
This Mind is simply of the nature of concepts & ideas (sankalpa).
When inquired into, concepts & ideas (sankalpa) will be found to be Consciousness.
If the concepts & ideas (sankalpa) of the Mind is found to be as Consciousness,
Mind itself will be found to be Consciousness, which is itself Peace indeed. Contemplating thus, contemplating thus,
I am the Peace, the originless Consciousness,
Become Peace yourself.
Since the Mind arises in me, filled with Consciousness,
Abides in me, filled with Consciousness
And subsides in me, filled with Consciousness.
There is nothing of the Mind apart from me, filled with Consciousness.
There is no Mind apart from me, filled with Consciousness.
There is nothing else that exists apart from me, full of Consciousness.
I, myself, filled with Consciousness, I am the blessedness.
Contemplating thus, contemplating thus, become yourself that blessed state.
[selections based on Master Nome’s Self-Knowledge]
Ignorance is the lack of Discernment regarding what is Real & what is not. Discernment in Knowledge, or Discrimination, is the Perception of what is Real & actually the Self. Discrimination is essential for the destruction of Ignorance & the inner revelation of Knowledge. The Knowledge, itself, is transcendent of concepts & thoughts. Discrimination means using Knowledge to realize Knowledge. The essence of the means is the end in itself (non-dual practice resembles realization itself). By clear Discernment, one knows oneself truly. Thus, one knows the Reality as it is. Discerning Knowledge shows the direct, clear path. Discerning Knowledge shows what Realization is. Discerning Knowledge is what composes the path. In its true nature, the Knowledge is directly experienced, without any intermediary. That is the Knowledge of Consciousness, by Consciousness, itself. Any spiritual advance, in essence, is one of Knowledge. Knowledge is the essential spiritual experience.
Knowledge is not physical or mental in character. Knowledge is not a sensation, word, or idea. The basis of Knowledge is the essence of Existence itself. The attainment of Knowledge endures just as Existence endures, for Knowledge is not dependent on anything of a transient character. This is the formless path to the Formless.
[based on the Maharshi's Teaching]
When we do not get whatever we desire or like, & when we cannot avoid whatever we fear or dislike, we feel unhappy, discontented or miserable. Thus unhappiness or suffering is the inevitable result of desire & fear, or likes & dislikes. Desire & fear, & likes & dislikes, are the inevitable result of identifying a Body as "I". And identifying a Body as "I" results from our lack of clear knowledge of our real nature – our essential Self-conscious being. Therefore if we want to be free of all forms of misery & unhappiness, we must free our self from our ignorance or confused knowledge of what we really are. In order to free our self from this confused knowledge, which makes us feel that we are a Body, we must attain a clear knowledge of our real Self. The only means by which we can attain such clear Self-knowledge is to turn our attention away from our Body, our Mind & all other things, & to focus it keenly upon our own essential Self-Consciousness – our fundamental consciousness of our own being, "I am". Thus the theory that underlies the science & art of Self-knowledge enables us to understand that all we need do in order to experience perfect & unlimited Happiness is to attain true Self-knowledge, & that the only means to attain true Self-knowledge is to practice keen scrutinizing Self-Attention.
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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"
, Shankara, Ramana, school of Gaudapada – Ajata
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