Thursday, May 7, 2020


[The Teaching  of Non-Duality has been adapted from Master Nome, disciple of Sri Ramana Maharshi.  Sections appended below derive from Sri Ramana's Teaching.]

As regards some analogy between falling asleep & Self-Inquiry, we can note that upon falling asleep we are not left wondering, "What about the World ?  Where is my I ?" & so on.  One can inquire & prove it to oneself.  But it may seem, in the case of sleep, that "it just happens." Yet Self-Inquiry is not haphazard. Self-Inquiry always works because it is the Knowledge of Existence itself.  Analogy to sleep only holds as a pointer to the naturalness of both processes, & the comparable loss of a "World" in each case. We do not aim at a sleep experience in Self-Inquiry.

The Self is Non-Dual, 1withouta 2nd.  The Self is neither distinct from nor in relation to anything else, for it relinquishes Mis-identification with the Body & all that is objective.  So should one sever the Identification with the supposed Subject, which is the Ego. The Self's Existence is independent of all & is different from all that is objective. The objectified "I" is the Ego. The superimposed objective portion of the "I"consciousness should be abandoned, for it is not actually the Self.  Negation of what is objective means also Negation of the Ego. W hat remains is that which is implied in the aphorism, "I am Brahman", (aham brahmasmi).


The Guru will say only what I am saying now.  He will not give you anything you have not already got.  It is impossible for anyone to get what he has not got already.  Even if he gets any such thing, it will go as it came.  What comes will also go.  What always exists will alone remain. The Guru cannot give you anything new, which you don't have already. Removal of the notion that we have not realized the Self is all that is required.  We are always the Self only we don't realize it.

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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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