Monday, May 25, 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.]

The Self-Inquiry: "For whom is this ?"” returns the Reality & identity to within, & the Self-Inquiry: "Who am I ?" reveals the True Nature of this Self. That vision in which one remaining as the Formless, "is single, limitless, &, certainly, perfectly full." With the rise of the notion of "I", at that very moment, the assumption of Individuality is through Delusion only. There is an illusory deficiency. The moment that the "I" subsides, the Reality shines just as it has always existed.  The Reality is the perfect Fullness. There is no deficiency in the Reality.  There is not anything beside the Reality, for it is Limitless. That means that no one & nothing can stand apart from the Reality  not God, not the World, & most certainly not the Individual. "If the Self is Formless, who is to see ?" Inquire & examine the definitions of the Seer. Know the Seer.

To spiritually wake up, one must know the Self truly. The Reality of the Self is pure Consciousness with no Duality& with nothing else existing whatsoever.  One cannot have simultaneously the Knowledge of the Self & the idea of oneself as a Performer of activity or an Experiencer.  For steady, unmixed Knowledge, one should cease such Mis-identification.  In the Waking State, one experiences the interior & the exterior, what is sensed & what is thought. In the Dream State, the case is identical.  In both States, these [interior & the exterior, what is sensed & what is thought] are not the Self & are unreal. Those contents in both States should not be regarded as defining the Self.  When such contents are falsely associated with the Self, that is superimposition. No activity of the exterior & the interior yields Liberation, for activity of an unreal superimposition cannot yield Eternal, real Liberation.


The Self-Realized jnani is the ever-Waking state, because he is awake to the Eternal Self.  His is the ever-Dreaming state, because to him the World is no better than a repeatedly presented Dream phenomenon.  His is the ever-sleeping state, because he is at all times without the "I am the Body"-consciousness.

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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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