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The Advaita Meditation

HERE FOLLOWS THE SECRET FORMULARY FOR INHERING IN THE ALL-


INCLUSIVE AND UNDIFFERENTIATED SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY.
BHAGAVAN SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI WAS KNOWN TO STATE THAT
REPEATED READING OF THE TEXT WOULD BE CONDUCIVE TO THE
REALIZATION OF SAMADHI:

ABSOLUTE INHERENCE IN REALITY MEANS BECOMING ONE WITH THE


IMMUTABLE, TRANQUIL, NON-DUAL SUPREME ABSOLUTE WHICH IS
EXISTENCE-CONSCIOUSNESS-BLISS AND THE SELF, THE ESSENCE OF
ALL, MAKING THE WANDERING MIND ONE WITH IT LIKE MILK AND
WATER, ABSOLUTELY FREE OF ALL CONCEPTS. THE MANIFESTED
UNIVERSE INCLUDING THE BODY-MIND COMPLEX OF THE PERCEIVER
DOES NOT REALLY EXIST, AND EVERYTHING IS THE SUPREME
ABSOLUTE REALITY WHICH IS IDENTICAL TO THE SELF AND ONESELF.
DISCARDING EVERYTHING, BECOME ONE WITH THE SUPREME
ABSOLUTE REALITY AND , REMAINING AS THAT, BE HAPPY. ABIDE AS
THAT WHICH DOES NOT SHOW ANY DUALITY IN TERMS OF SUBJECT-
OBJECT NOR THE LEAST TRACE OF CAUSE AND EFFECT. ABIDE AS
THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER THOUGHT NOR IMAGINATION NOR
CONCEPT, NEITHER PEACE NOR SELF-CONTROL, NEITHER MIND NOR
INTELLECT, NEITHER CONFUSION NOR CERTAINTY, NEITHER BEING
NOR NON-BEING AND NO PERCEPTION OF DUALITY. ABIDE AS THAT IN
WHICH THERE IS NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD QUALITY, NEITHER
PLEASURE NOR PAIN, NEITHER THOUGHT NOR SILENCE, NO I-AM-THE -
BODY IDEA, NO OBJECTS OF PERCEPTION WHATSOEVER. ABIDE AS
THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER ATTACHMENT NOR ITS EFFECTS,
NEITHER THOUGHTS NOR A THINKER, NEITHER OBSERVATION NOR AN
OBSERVER. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER THE LIMITING
POWER OF ILLUSION NOR ITS EFFECTS. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH
THERE IS NO SELF-KNOWING WISDOM, NO EFFECT OF ACTION, NO
SEPARATE SUPREME STATE , AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, FREE FROM ALL
TRACES OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NEITHER
BODY NOR SENSES NOR VITAL FORCES, NEITHER MIND NOR INTELLECT
NOR IMAGINATION, NEITHER EGO NOR IGNORANCE, NOR ANYONE
WHO IDENTIFIES WITH THEM- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY , FREE FROM
ALL TRACES OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS
NEITHER DESIRE NOR ANGER, NEITHER GREED NOR DELUSION,
NEITHER ILL-WILL NOR PRIDE, NO IMPURITIES OF MIND AND NO FALSE
NOTIONS OF BONDAGE AND LIBERATION. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH
THERE IS NO BEGINNING OR END, NO TOP OR BOTTOM OR MIDDLE, NO
TIME OR SPACE, NO OBJECTS OF PERCEPTION- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY,
FREE FROM ALL TRACES OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH
THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN THE REAL AND THE UNREAL-
NO YEARNING FOR LIBERATION, NO MASTER OR DISCIPLE, NO
REALIZED STATE, NO LIBERATION- NOTHING WHATSOEVER AT ANY
TIME- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, FREE FROM ALL TRACES OF THOUGHT.
ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE ARE NO SPIRITUAL CONCEPTS, NO
ONE WHO THINKS. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO WORD OR
ITS MEANING, NONE OF THE MANIFOLD CAUSES AND EFFECTS, NO
SAMENESS OR OTHERNESS, NO UNIVERSE OF ANY KIND, NO OTHER
WORLD, NO SENSE OF I OR MIND, NO CONCEPT WHATSOEVER- AND BE
ALWAYS HAPPY, WITHOUT THE LEAST TRACE OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS
THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO ONE TO IDENTIFY WITH ANY CONCEPT
WHATSOEVER. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE OF
ANY KIND, NO SENSES NOR ANYONE TO USE THEM, NO OBJECTS TO
PERCEIVE, NO CONCEPTS TO BE THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS
TRANSCENDENT BLISS, THAT WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY IMMEDIATE,
THAT BY BECOMING WHICH ONE BECOMES IMMORTAL, ETERNAL- AND
BE ALWAYS HAPPY, WITHOUT THE LEAST TRACE OF THOUGHT. ABIDE
AS THAT, ON REALIZING AND EXPERIENCING THE BLISS OF WHICH,
ALL JOYS APPEAR TO BE THE JOYS OF THAT, THAT WHICH, KNOWN TO
BE ONESELF, KNOWS THERE IS NOTHING APART FROM ONESELF. ABIDE
AS THAT, ON KNOWING WHICH TO BE ONESELF, THERE IS NOTHING
ELSE TO BE KNOWN, EVERYTHING BECOMES ALREADY KNOWN AND
EVERY PURPOSE ACCOMPLISHED- AND BE ALWAYS HAPPY, WITHOUT
THE LEAST TRACE OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS ATTAINED
EASILY AND IMMEDIATELY WHEN ONE KNOWS THAT ONE IS NOT
DIFFERENT FROM THE SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY, THAT WHICH
RESULTS IN THE SUPREME BLISS OF THE REAL, THAT WHICH
EXPERIENCES INCOMPARABLE AND COMPLETE SATISFACTION- AND BE
ALWAYS HAPPY, WITHOUT THE LEAST TRACE OF THOUGHT. ABIDE AS
THAT WHICH REMAINS WITHOUT A SECOND, NOTHING OTHER THAN
ONESELF IS SEEN TO EXIST AND INCOMPARABLE BLISS IS
EXPERIENCED. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS UNDIFFERENTIATED BLISS,
ABSOLUTELY NON-DUAL, THE UNDIFFERENTIATED SUPREME REALITY,
THE SOURCE, THE HEART, THE ESSENCE OF ALL, WITHOUT ANYTHING
ELSE WHATSOEVER, THE UNDIFFERENTIATED WHOLE, PERFECTLY
PURE- AND WITH THE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU ARE THAT, BE ALWAYS
HAPPY. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE ARE NO CONCEPTS OR
ANYTHING ELSE WHATSOEVER. THE EGO CEASES TO EXIST, ALL
DESIRES DISAPPEAR, THE MIND BECOMES EXTINCT AND ALL
CONFUSION COMES TO AN END. ABIDE AS THAT IN WHICH THERE IS NO
AWARENESS OF THE BODY, NO PERCEPTION OF MIND OR OBJECTS,
THAT IN WHICH THERE IS PERFECT ONENESS WITH REALITY. ABIDE AS
THAT WHICH IS THE SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY, THE SUPREMELY
SUBTLE, THE NON-DUAL AND UNDIFFERENTIATED ONE. ABIDE AS
THAT WHICH IS ABSOLUTE TRUTH, SUPREME TRANQUILITY,
ABSOLUTELY ATTRIBUTELESS, THE SELF. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS
EVERYTHING FROM THE EXPERIENTIAL POINT OF VIEW AND NOTHING
FROM THE ABSOLUTE POINT OF VIEW, ALWAYS TRANQUIL, WITH
NOTHING SEPARATE FROM IT. ABIDE AS THAT WHICH IS UTTERLY
BEYOND BODY, MIND, SENSES AND CONSCIOUSNESS- TIMELESS,
SPACELESS, UTTERLY BEYOND ALL CONCEPTUALIZATION, UTTERLY
BEYOND ALL DEFINITION, THE SELF, MY SELF, THE DIVINE SOURCE,
THE HEART, THE ESSENCE OF ALL, THE SUPREME ABSOLUTE REALITY-
ALL THERE IS- THAT I AM.
(Adapted from : Jones, F. ed. The Heart of the Ribhu Gita. Los
Angeles: Dawn Horse, 1973 )