ENLIGHTENMENT BY SELF-INQUIRY–pt214
[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.]
Self-Knowledge is the way to destroy Ignorance & all its attendant Bondage & Suffering. Self-Knowledge is the destruction, or transcendence, of the Dualism of Ignorance, & Self-Knowledge is the elimination of multiple states of Consciousness. That is, Self-Knowledge reveals Consciousness as Pure as it is, free of differences & Duality.
The World, Individual, & God are all conceptions of the Ego–"I". They arise only after the advent of the "I"–thought. Did you think of them in your Deep Dreamless Sleep ? You existed in Deep Dreamless Sleep & he same you are now speaking. If they be real should they not be in your Deep Dreamless Sleep also ? They are only dependent upon the "I"–thought. Again does the World tell you: "I am the World" ? Does the Body say "I am Body" ? You say, "This is the World'', "this is Body'' & so on. So these are only your conceptions. Find out who you are & there will be an end of all your doubts.
Until the River reaches the Ocean, it is obliged to keep on flowing, but when it arrives at the Ocean, it becomes Ocean & the flow stops. The water of the River originally came from the Ocean. As it flows, it is merely making its way back to its Source. When you meditate or do sadhana, you are flowing back to the Source from which you came. After you have reached that Source, you discover that everything that exists – World, Guru, Mind – is one. No differences or distinctions arise there.
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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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