The Ego who is supposedly "in–between", claiming the identity of Pure Existence, on the one hand, & the limitations of the Body form on the other, & who says, "I am undergoing this experience" – this is the one to be destroyed first, & he is destroyed by Self-Inquiry, by the Knowledge of his own non–existence. Objective knowledge, training, & application of physical skills does not require an Ego-entity who believes he is 1/2–Existence & 1/2–Body. All those things be accomplished quite well without the Ego.
With Self-Inquiry to know the Self, one can see that thought is a power capable of appearing in multiple ways with varied content. The same power of thought may appear individually, in patterns, in modes, or as states of Mind. Knowing this, one can take Sri Ramana Maharshi's direct approach of liberating the Self from the Mind all at once. We free our selves from the Mind, from thought, realizing that all Duality, which is all experience other than the Self, is a creation of the Mind. Such creation is due to thoughts & is composed of thoughts. Remaining free from thought requires one to remain free of dualistic notions regarding the Mind itself. The un–moving Self does not travel through the Mind, & thought does not drag the ever-still, transcendent Self about.
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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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