Saturday, April 25, 2020


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

If we know the Self, it is that in which there is "no World seen", "no seer in it", & neither an action nor an actor. If you ask, at the level of actions & taking for granted that a Body & a World are present, the explanation is given that it is the "reflected light" of the Self. When one turns toward that, he becomes swept up in that & leaves the worldly shadows & illusions behind. If you leave them behind entirely & plunge into that in which you are becoming absorbed, you find That in which there is no "I" & no "World" "nothing is being done."

Sri Sankara declares that just as "trees on the bank" seem to move when one is in a moving boat, so Transmigratory existence (re–incarnation) seems to be true to one who misidentifies the Self with the Mind.  Thus, when the Mind moves, one thinks that the Self moves. When the Mind is still, one assumes the Self is still.  Because the modifications of the Mind are pervaded by the reflected light (chidabhasa) of Consciousness (chidabhasa), with the qualities of Reality & identity borrowed from Pure Existence, one assumes that the Self is identical with the Mind & identifies himself with those modifications.  Thus, one imagines, “my thoughts, my state, my experiences, etc.”

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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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