Friday, August 21, 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.]

The real "I", or the Self, is free, happy within, & forever unblemished Perfection.  The Self always abides, is Formless, & is non-dependent on any Form, gross or subtle, the Body or the Mind.  Self-Realization is abidance as the "I"less "I".  Self-Inquiry is the pursuit of Identity, of "I", to its core.

[Sri Ramana]

In fact it is already realized; there is nothing more to be realized.  Otherwise, the Realization will be new; it has not existed so far, it must take place hereafter. What is born will also die.  If Realization be not Eternal it is not worth having. Therefore what we seek is not that which must happen afresh.  It is only that which is Eternal but not now known due to obstructions; it is That we seek.  All that we need do is to remove the obstruction.  That which is Eternal is not known to be so because of Ignorance.  Ignorance is the obstruction.  Get over this Ignorance & all will be well.

[Annamalai Swami]

You have to make an enormous effort to realize the Self.  It is very easy to stop on the way & fall back into Ignorance.  At any moment you can fall back. You have to make a strong determined effort to remain on the peak when you first reach it, but eventually a time will come when you are fully established in the Self.  When that happens, you cannot fall. You have reached your destination & no further efforts are required.  Until that moment comes, constant sadhana is required.

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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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