ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt141
The descriptions of the Self & the negation of attributes & limited definitions of the Self, such as that it is bodiless, non-sensory, without Life-Energy (prana), free from thought, etc., would be meaningless if they referred to some sort of other Self different from the aspirant's own True Self. There are not 2 selves in the same one being. There is 1 Self, & when known as it is, it is Infinite & Eternal, not a being, but just Pure Existence. To realize this, the Knowledge of oneself as the Self, free from the Body & such, must become as certain & steady as the belief of a human being that he is a human being, which a human being does not doubt on any occasion.
Friendship, equality, kindness, Happiness & such other attitudes become natural to the Self-Realized jnani. Affection towards the good, kindness towards the helpless, Happiness in doing good deeds, forgiveness towards the wicked, all such things are natural characteristics of the jnani.
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jstiga.wordpress.com/“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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