ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt99
[The Teaching of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome,
disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Sections appended below derive from Sri
The Mind can tell you everything about
"everything", because everything is entirely in the Mind. It cannot
tell you anything whatsoever about the Self.
If the Mind attempts to look at the Self, the Mind loses its form &
is swallowed up in it. You alone can know your Self; an "other"
cannot do so. The Mind is such an "other". The Mind is only an instrument, inert, & not capable of
seeking. Self-Knowledge cannot be
"taught" by an "other".
Sri Ramana Maharshi was immovable in the absolutely solid Knowledge that
there is only one Self, without an "other".
True Knowledge is not a thought –
it is transcendent Knowledge. In this Knowledge, the Self is itself the
conviction & certitude in itself. The
Self itself is the depth & power of meditation upon the Knowledge. The Self
itself is the real Teaching & the final proof of itself. The Self itself is
which is to be Known, the Knower
himself, & the Knowledge itself. The
Self, itself, is the revelation in the ineffable Silence of Dakshinamurt
i & Sri Ramana Maharshi
Self has no states or degrees. The Self
is not bound, not striving for Liberation, & not liberated. The Self is never bound, & there is no
separate state of Liberation. There is in the Self no coming into existence of Illusion
& no ending of Illusion. In Self-Realization no new thing has been
attained, nothing has been made purer, nothing has been produced, nothing has
been acquired, nor has anyone been transformed.
The Self is always realized. It is not
necessary to seek to realize what is already & always realized. For you
cannot deny your own existence. That Existence is Consciousness, the Self. Unless you exist you cannot ask
questions. So you must admit your own
existence. That Existence is the
Self. It is already
the effort to realize results only in your "realizing" your present
mistake – that you have not realized
your Self. There is no new Realization.
The Self becomes revealed.
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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” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome – Ajata Vada
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