ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt191
[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.]
As long as we think that we are in the World or in relation to the World, we are still caught up in those 5 Sheaths of the Body & in the delusive conception of the Triads (Knower - Knowing - Known, etc. ). If we know that the World is within the Mind & nowhere else, we have gone beyond those Sheaths & we have dismissed the false differences of the Triads. So, when you complete Meditation, do you re-enter the World ? If you think so, meditate again on what Sri Bhagavan says.
[when asked how long did it take for Ramana to realize the Self]This question is asked because the Name & Form are perceived. These are the perceptions consequent on the identification of the Ego with the gross Body. If the Ego identifies itself with the subtle Mind, as in Dream, the perceptions are subtle also. But in Deep Dreamless Sleep there are no perceptions. Was there not the Ego still ? Unless it was, there cannot be the memory of having slept.
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