Sunday, May 31, 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 Form of the Seen depends upon the instrument used to perceive that Form.  Instruments could include telescopes & microscopes, & also the Senses & the Mind.  The Mind is composed of its concepts, & the Senses are limited by the Sense organs.  The Senses are actually just the instruments of the Mind, they are just a particular form of thought.  Any Form seen will correspond to the instruments of the Seer.  A change of those instruments will change the Form of the Seen.  The Form of the Seen is likewise dependent entirely upon the Form of the Seer perceiving through those instruments.  Therefore, we have not seen or experienced anything but the Form of those instruments.  That is, we experience the Forms of our Senses.  We experience the Forms of our mind.  We have never experienced anything sensed; we have just experienced the sensing.

That which is objective, inclusive of the Ego, can have no knowing power, for all that is objective is not Consciousness itself & is unreal. The objective & unreal cannot know themselves, cannot know each other, & cannot know the Knower.  The sole Knower is the Self, which is the unknown Knower of all that is known.  Though the Knower cannot be known objectively, thr Knower is nonetheless known in Self-Knowledge.  Such Knowledge is devoid of the triads of Knower-Knowing-Known.  It is this true Knower of the Knowledge that is referred to in the Upanishad aphorism, "Tat tvam asi (That Thou Art) & not anything else.  Anything else would be a mere superimposition on the Real Self & would have no such Knowledge.


An unSelf-Realized ajnani sees someone as a Self-Realized jnani & identifies him with the Body.  Because he does not know the Self & mistakes his Body for the Self, he extends the same mistake to the state of the Self-Realized jnani.  The Self-Realized jnani is therefore considered to be the physical frame.

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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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