Wednesday, May 27, 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.]

Existence is not "nothing". If we would have an idea of "nothing", the reality quality attributed to that "nothing" would be derived from the very same Existence.  So, when someone says, with apparent conviction or certitude, "There is nothing there," he is very convinced of "there", & he is very convinced of his own existence, he the one who is making the declaration.  Sri Ramana Maharshi's Teaching starts at that point, questioning, "Who is it that exists ?"  We could say, "What is it that exists ?" but, generally, Ramana has stated, "Who is it that exists ?" & "Who is it that sees ?" because the way for Self-Realization is nonobjective.

When the Witness alone remains as one's Identity & as the Reality, all that there is to such is Pure Consciousness, which is Real Existence.  Pure Existence is an "I"less  "I" with nothing else whatsoever.  Until this is realized firmly, one should discriminate & cease to misidentify, inquiring within, "Who am I ?"  Knowledge is remaining free of any Mis-identification with the Body, the Mind, & the Ego.


NonDoership can be understood with an illustration that is generally given is that the jnani performs actions in some such way as a child that is roused from sleep to eat eats but does not remember next morning that it ate.  It has to be remembered that all these explanations are not for the Self-Realized jnani.  He knows & has no doubts. He knows that he is not the Body & he knows that he is not doing anything even though his Body may be engaged in some activity.  These explanations are for the onlookers who think of the jnani as one with a Body and cannot help identifying him with his Body.

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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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