Friday, April 24, 2020


[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.]

In the statements of the "saints" (devotional Sages, liberated by the practice of Non-Dual Bhakti & Surrender to the Absolute), the "I" is solely pure Brahman, the pure Self & not an Individual.  Egoless & selfless in their activities when performing selflessly, they make divine use of something that would otherwise be "worthless" (Body, Mind, etc.).  The inspiration can be said to be the "reflected light" of the Self (chidabhasa in terms of Atman; mahat in terms of Brahman).

Spiritual practice is carried on with the Mind & addresses the Mind so that Consciousness alone remains. To see Illusion as Illusion, Ignorance as only Ignorance, is sufficient & most effective for clearing the way to experience Self-Knowledge.  Bondage is only Ignorance, or error in understanding. One does not at first attain Self-Knowledge due to his Ignorance about the true nature of the Self & the beginning adherence to false conceptions about the Self.  The Ignorance makes one feel bound, & the adherence to false notions maintains the Ignorance, yielding the apparent solidity & false continuity of Illusion. Both the Ignorance & the tendency to adhere to it are destroyed by Self-Inquiry to know the Truth of the Self. 

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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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