WHAT IS NOT THE SELF, IS WHAT

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 WHAT IS NOT THE SELF, IS WHAT?

 

What is not the Self,

is it anything at all?

 

Before the Great Awakening, we are all like tree roots working

in darkness, unaware of the tree’s splendor:

 

we cannot yet perceive our inner trunk above the ground of our life,

growing in the light, and all its branches,

leaves, fruits and flowers.

Asking ourselves with a great intensity “Who am I?” persistently enough

 

makes the mask of our ”I” collapse, revealing

our essence underneath it.

 

This is difficult only if we are so identified with the forces of our life that our mind cannot perceive almost anything else.

 

What is needed is a stand, a firm point outside the mind:

seek who you really are with your inner eye.

How open is your inner eye?

To which extent do you dare to open it more?

It can completely transfigure your life.

 

This stand is the Unanswered Question,

WHO AM i?

 

But how can such a little question of three words, “Who am I”, have such a powerful effect?

 

As IT cannot be answered at the level of the human mind, when asked intensely enough the rational mind breaks and going beyond it at last we can realize that

 

what we really are has no perceivable form,

only our body does.

 

Can you see any perceivable form of yourself – without your body?

We encountered a few who could perceive it through as their causal body, but not so many, and it wasn’t a “form” as we conceive of it!

Allow us to ask once more:

 

WHAT IS NOT THE SELF, IS WHAT?

 

As our Inner Self is always one with the Divine,

 

how can anything else exist?

 

Ramana Maharshipoints out that:

 

There is no need for one Self to see another.
There are no two selves.

What is not the Self is mere non-self

and cannot see the Self.

The Self has no sight or hearing;
it lies beyond them, all alone,

as pure Consciousness.

 

Mère has the last word with this already mentioned excellent advice:

 

Before anything else you must go to the depths of yourself

and make a very important discovery:

it is that you do not exist.

 

THERE IS ONLY ONE THING THAT EXISTS

AND IT IS THE DIVINE.

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