WHO AM I – THE WAY – WU HSIN
You take yourself to be that which events happen to. Cease to be the object and become the subject of all that happens.
Merely see yourself as the illuminant of everything.
You can only experience ideas about yourself. You cannot experience yourself because
what you are is so subtle that it cannot
Investigation results in seeing that “you” cannot be located in either
time or space, neither inside nor outside. This not-finding
is the doorway to what one is.
To see oneself as one is would be to perceive what is real, a direct perception that is possible only in a state free of all conditioning. In the conditioned existence, what is perceived is filtered and can therefore be said to be a fabrication.
We know ourselves by the ideas we hold about ourselves.
When we abandon all ideas about ourselves,
we really get to know ourselves.
The character of a book cannot
write the book in which he appears.
Investigate whether you are
the author or the character.
For movement to be perceived,
for change to be perceived,
requires a changeless,
unmoving, continuous background.
To know who one is
requires diving unto the depths
of one’s own being.
The Pearl rests on the bottom.
Look deeply inside yourself
and try to find yourself.
The ensuing failure is
the true finding.