TAT TWAM ASI – VARIOUS APPROACHES
The Ashtavarka Ghita:
Your real nature is as the one perfect, free, and action-less consciousness, the all-pervading witness — unattached to anything, desire-less and at peace. It is from illusion that you seem to be involved in samsara.
You are unconditioned and changeless, formless and immovable, unfathomable awareness, imperturbable: so hold to nothing
You are an aperture through which the universe
is looking and exploring itself.
You yourself are the eternal energy which appears as this universe. You did not come into this world; you came out of it like a wave from the ocean.
You verily are Truth, devoid of change, motionless, one,of the nature of freedom.
You have neither attachment nor aversion.Why do you suffer,
seeking the objects of desires?
…your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable
from stillness. This is the I am that is deeper
than name and form
You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it.
Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point,where
the universe is becoming conscious of itself.
What an amazing miracle.
You are the unchanging awareness in which everything
happens To deny this is to suffer,
to know this is freedom.
That which permeates all, which nothing transcends and which, like the universal space around us, fills everything completely from within and without,
that Supreme non-dual Brahman –
that thou art.
The Yoga Vashista:
You are the same with the free and everlasting Brahman
and multiform in your unity.
You are as void as emptiness, having no beginning, middle or end.
This world is the intellect and that intellect
is the very Brahman himself.
Under the anger, under the fear,
under the despair, under the broken
heartedness, there is a radiancethat has never been harmed,that has never been lost,that is the truth of who one is.
You are a divine elephant with amnesia,
trying to live in an ant hole.
Rumi presents two apparently contradictory aspects of it:
You are a fish in the trap of your body
A sea of gnosis are you,
in a drop of dew hidden.
A whole universe are you,
in a sack of blood hidden.
Mooji sums it all up thus:
You are the Awareness dreaming itself to be
the seeker of Awareness.
You are the Self. You just have to stop giving energy
to the thoughts that make you feel
that you are other than the Self.