Friday, August 7, 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.]

What does not exist always, what is not always, such is not one's Natural State (sahaja), because it is not actually one's essential Existence.  What does not exist always ?  Material things & the World, the Body, Sense Perceptions, Thoughts, & the Ego.  All these are transient.

[Sri Ramana]

Sages may appear to not mix with others because there are no others to mix with.  The Self is the one & only Reality.  When we say "Self" we refer to the Unlimited, but when you add "men" to it, you limit the meaning. There is only one Infinite Self.

[Annamalai Swami]

Mind  is just a shadow.  Attempts to catch it and control it are futile. They are just shadows chasing shadows. It's like when a small boy who runs down the street, trying to catch up with the head of his shadow. He never manages because no matter how fast he runs, the shadow of his head is always a few feet ahead of him.  An onlooker suggested: "Put your hand on your head."  When the boy followed this instruction, the shadow hand caught up with the shadow head.  But you can't control or eliminate a shadow by chasing it or by putting a shadow hand on it.

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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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