ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt212
[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.]
If one sees the only surface, one assumes a limited "I". If one assumes a limited "I", one attaches oneself to superficial forms. If one pursues to the Core, one finds the limitless "I". If one looks from the limitless Self, one is free & Peace.
The Ignorance is identical with the "I"-thought. Find its source & it will vanish. The "I"-thought is like a spirit which, although not palpable, rises up automatically with the Body, flourishes & disappears with it. The Body-consciousness is the wrong "I". Give up this Body–consciousness. It is done by seeking the source "I". The Body does not say "I am". It is you who say, "I am the Body !" Find out who this "I" is. Seeking its Source & it ("I") will vanish.
The Guru guides you & tells you that what you have done is not enough. If you are filling a bucket with water, you can always add more if there is still space. But when it is completely full, full to overflowing, it is pointless to add even a single drop. You may think that you have done enough, & you may believe that your bucket is full, but the Guru is in a better position to see that there is still a space, & that more water needs to be added. Don't rely on your own judgment in this matter. The state you have reached may seem to be complete & final, but if the Guru says, "You need more sadhana," trust him & carry on with your efforts.The above themes & 2500 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through www.jpstiga.com
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jstiga.wordpress.com/“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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