ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt203
[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.]
In practice, it is the dissolution of belief in false definitions attributed to one's identity. Such definitions yield the Delusion of the self being distinct from the Absolute, the Delusion of one's identity being a separate Individual or Ego-entity. The relinquishment of these false definitions, or Mis-identifications is essential in knowing the Self.
Know the doubter. If the doubter is held, the doubts will not arise. Here the doubter is transcendent. Again when the doubter ceases to exist, there will be no doubts arising. From where will they arise ? All are jnanis, jivanmuktas. Only they are not aware of the fact. Doubts must be uprooted. This means that the doubter must be uprooted. Here the doubter is the Mind.
The Substratum upon which the false idea of the Mind has been super–imposed is the Self. When you see the Mind, the Self, the underlying Substratum, is not seen. It is hidden by a false but persistent idea. And conversely, when the Self is seen, there is no Mind.
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– the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome – Ajata Vada
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