ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt199
[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.]
Freedom from delusion is the Natural State. Delusion consists of the confusion regarding the Self & the not-Self. It is a case of Mis-identification. It is confusion regarding Existence & and Object, including the Body, or and Idea, or between Consciousness & a thought, or notion. It is confusion regarding the always & the temporary. It is non–Discrimination of the Real & the un-Real. Realization is Freedom from Delusion & not a new attainment or acquisition, Freedom is realized by perceiving that the Delusion is but a thin veneer of assumptions that can be dissolved because they are false, unreal, & only conceptual, & are not realities. The Self is always free & unaffected by any Illusion. Self-Inquiry unto one's True Nature yields Self-Abidance in this Natural, Real State.
What is Maya ? It is only Reality. Maya is used to signify the manifestations of the Reality. Thus Maya is only Reality.
(regarding Sri Sankaracharya)
Why worry about Sankaracharya ? Realize your own Self. Others can take care of themselves.
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– the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome – Ajata Vada
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