ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt147
[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.]
There is a World perceived. That perception is only apparent. The perception requires location for existence & light. Such existence & light are simultaneous with the rise of the Mind. So the "physical existence" & illumination are part of mental existence & illumination which in turn are not absolute for the Mind rises & sinks. The Mind has its substratum in the Self, which is self-evident – that is – It's Existence & self-luminosity are obvious. That is Absolute Existence which continuous throughout Waking, Dream, & Deep Dreamless Sleep.
One should inwardly know, "The Body, Mind, & Ego are not 'I'. Nor are they mine." Though all-pervading, the Self does not become attached, due to its Formlessness, even when appearing as if endowed with a Mind & a Body. The Self is ever the Absolute & Non-Dual. The consideration of it as otherwise is due solely to Ignorance. The scriptures declare that one who remains in the certain Knowledge of Brahman is never born again. Birth is a Delusion.
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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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