“Abiding in the Self means the dropping away of subject, object and false identification with the body, the root and source of all suffering. Swarupa is the pristine original state that need not, and indeed cannot, be gained anew but needs be merely uncovered and revealed in its perfect purity once the illusion of a separate self, maintained through continual thoughts in the mind, is let go of once for all.
World (object) and mind (subject) are equally unreal, so the goal is neither refuge in the world of objects (body) nor identification with a solipsistic subject (mind).
Subject, object and perception form the triad. There is a reality beyond these three. These appear and disappear, whereas the truth is eternal. If there is unity, there will also be duality. The numeral one gives rise to other numbers. Truth is neither one nor two. It is as It is.” ~Ramana Maharshi
Illusory differences within consciousness arise and subside, as if separate from consciousness.
The seer, the seeing and the seen, arise and subside. Self remains throughout, unchanging. Self alone is.
The knower, the knowing and the known, arise and subside. Self remains throughout, unchanging. Self alone is.
The doer, the doing and the means (through which actions are done), arise and subside. Self remains throughout, unchanging. Self alone is.
Self is absolute. Its uniqueness, lies solely in that It is devoid of both distinction and non-distinction; As It is without qualities for comparison, there never having been anything else to consider, that incomparable One(without a second) has never known another.
To speak of oneness is to overspeak. Self alone is.
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Alberto is a a fun-loving guy apparently addicted to laughing. He still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up. In the meantime, he seems to enjoy the open-minded exploration of supposed existential mysteries. A master idler hard at work by day moonlighting as an aspiring writer. May the reader be blessed with patience to endure his long-winded yet thought-provoking commentary.