ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt209
[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.]
The "I"–notion, which is the cause of Bondage & Suffering, comes & goes. The "I"–notion is always associated with Form, gross or subtle. All Form is transient & actually un-Real.
You need not eliminate the wrong "I". How can "I" eliminate itself ? – All that you need do is to find out its Origin & abide there. Your efforts can extend only thus far. Then the Beyond will take care of itself. You are helpless there. No effort can reach it.
A lamp that is lit may blow out if the wind is strong. If you want to see it again, you have to relight it. But Self is not like this. It is not a flame that can be blown out by the passing winds of thoughts & desires. It is always bright, always shining, always there. If you are not aware of it, it means that you have put a curtain or a veil in front of it that blocks your view. Self does not hide itself behind a curtain. You are the one who puts the curtain there by believing in ideas that are not true. If the curtain parts and then closes again, it means that you are still believing in wrong ideas. If you have eradicated them completely, they will not reappear. While these ideas are covering up the Self, you still need to do constant sadhana. The Self does not need to stabilize itself. It is full & complete in itself. The Mind can be stabilized or destabilized, but not the Self.
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– the “no creation” school of Gaudapada, Shankara, Ramana, Nome – Ajata Vada
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