Truth is nondual

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The truth is nondual. What does this mean?

Ultimately, it means just one thing: That the truth is not to be found 'out there', in multiplicity. Nor is it found in duality, in relationship between me and you. It is available in one place alone: Right here, within our own heart.

There is a singular fact, and indeed something that nearly everyone is avoiding: Anything we can collude on with others is by nature false. Even Nisargadatta and Ramana having a dialogue are only making symbolic noises in the air.

We tend to seek our spirituality outside ourselves. The words of others are taken on and believed (selectively, according to our pre-existing illusions). God is seen as something 'out there', up in the sky, away from us somehow. Yet, what we are all really seeking IS our Self. We are looking to find ourselves.

The truth is -- you are the Truth. You are the nondual Reality. And this reality is actually *inclusive* -- when you find your Self, you'll realize that it really includes everything and everyone else, too. Self-remembrance is the end of self, and the dawn of the Self.

What actually creates divisiveness between us is the 'self and other' orientation -- me and you. When we turn to 'myself alone', what we find is that we have ignored our own Primality. We are the primary Fact in our lives, that which is. This ignorance (or forgetting) of our own Being has created all our troubles, created the search for 'something' outside ourselves, although we may not even know what that 'something' is. We just have to go on searching restlessly, endlessly.

The search ends when we see that we are what we have been looking for. "Self and other" collapses into Self, which means that all others are our Self, too. We had simply been looking in the wrong 'place' -- out there, away from us. This search for 'you' was what was creating 'me' in the first place. When the search ends, we find we have always been that which was sought. Neither me nor you, but the Self, encompassing all.

Postscript: There is actually no such thing as enlightenment. There is only one state (unenlightenment, ignorance) and its absence -- that's all. To awaken, we simply cut ourselves loose of all worldly attachments (people, places, things and ideas) and be what we are, independent of all external supports. Such a thing is actually trivially easy to accomplish -- and utterly terrifying to ponder. It can happen slowly. The important point is to head in the right direction: Inward.

mehari's picture

If there is only one

If there is only one reality, there is no duality.

mehari | Sun, 01/25/2009 - 11:29
Omkaradatta's picture

That's right...

That's right, but little good it does anyone ;-). The one reality keeps on creating the sense of duality. I'll let my guru speak, as I have a habit of doing...

Nisargadatta: "You are what you are, timelessly, but of what use is it to you unless you know it and act on it? Your begging bowl may be of pure gold, but as long as you do not know it, you are a pauper."

The house (the world) is burning down... we are going to die. Don't cling to the toys, get out of the house now. When you do you'll find that the house is in you, not you in it.

I am talking to you, or I'm talking to me? I do not know which is you, and which is me. The words just appear on the screen and get posted.

Omkaradatta | Sun, 01/25/2009 - 13:49
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The sanity of your comments is appreciated. It seems most here will need to seek gurus and study sacred texts and keep trying the latest technique for a while, which is fine and useful up to a point, if only to learn that it is not useful, but it doesn't take 30 or 40 years to get through that process unless one has shut down his/her discriminating abilities out of fear of using the mind. This is my biggest 'concern' here, that nobody will take a look and see the futility of most or all that they do, which is really all that I've found to be of value.

Phroggy | Sun, 01/25/2009 - 21:15
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Sanity and comments

The comments are mine, the sanity is yours ;-).

Actually, I gave up insanity recently when I saw how... insane it was :-p. Each man/woman contains within him or her a universe, unnecessarily. It tends to prevent us from contacting the real one.

Omkaradatta | Sun, 01/25/2009 - 21:58
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Well, I'm still hanging onto the illusion of sanity for a little while longer. Hehe.

Phroggy | Sun, 01/25/2009 - 21:58
sivasailam19's picture

truth is one

The very purpose of seeking starts from outside & as each of the things are left deliberately with consccious mind, the mind which has been constantly looking for happiness is not ready to accept the which needs to be turned inwardly for having better of existence

sivasailam19 | Tue, 09/01/2009 - 08:06
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Yes, true... readiness is everything.

Words are nothing, really. Neither they add, nor take away anything. They neither bring anyone to the truth, nor do they prevent.

Omkaradatta | Tue, 09/01/2009 - 10:41