The path to Non-Duality

Tell me, Brother, how can I renounce Maya?
When I gave up the tying of ribbons, still I tied my garment about me:
When I gave up tying my garment, still I covered my body in its folds.
So, when I give up passion, I see that anger remains;
And when I renounce anger, greed is with me still;
And when greed is vanquished, pride and vainglory remain;
When the mind is detached and casts Maya away, still it clings to the letter.
Kabîr says, "Listen to me, dear Sadhu! The true path is rarely found.

This is a firsthand insight given on what is called ‘Renunciation’ by a person, who I believe was a truly realized soul. My heart tells me that Kabir had reached that elusive state of Non-Duality.

In this poem, Kabir says that no matter what you do you are not going to conquer Maya-the Illusion. Those who have achieved that rare state, in which they have no worldly desires, still cling to prayers or what Kabir calls the letter.

In the Non-Dual state the observer and the observed become one, the observer has totally merged into the observer. One has seen and heard about the saints and the founding fathers of religions and sects praying to God, the almighty or my father or by whatever name they choose to call 'It’ by. So can one safely say that they had not reached that final state of illumination or the totally Non-Dual state of existence. They did not see and experience themselves as God.

There have been certainly quite a few persons who have reached the Non-Dual state, but not the total state of Non-Duality. There is a difference between the partial state and the total state. By their efforts and experiments, there have been people who reached the partial state, but this state is not permanent. Maya-the Illusion intervenes and the Non-Dual state is curtailed. Does it mean that Maya has won? Yes, it certainly seems like that.

Has anybody reached that elusive total state of Non-Duality, which the Hindu religious texts like the Bhagavad-Gita speak about so often? Let’s have a look at this quote of J.Krishnamurti writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual issues “Those who say they know are lying and those who know don’t tell “This is a very relevant comment, one can draw one’s own conclusions from it.

This brings into question ‘the path’ or the ‘true path’, which is very often claimed by the founders of religions, sects and cults. How can these people tell you about the true path? Are not these people still anchored in the world of Maya? The very fact that they have founded religions, sects, and cults shows exactly that. Why on earth would a person who is realized and merged with God and become God and everything else, separate people as my people or Gods people. This is sufficient to know that these guys have not come anywhere near reaching even the partial state of Non-Duality.

How can anyone show you the path, which they themselves do not know? The path is always there, it is for you and only you to discover it. The ancient Hindu religious scripture are a goldmine for the seekers of the path to discover for themselves the ‘true path “The true path of discovery can never be found through methods.

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