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I am that I am only

Posted by Zannie Rose on August 8, 2013 at 2:45 AM

Understand that it is not the individual that has consciousness;

 

it is the consciousness which assumes innumerable forms.

 

That something which is born or

 

which will die is purely imaginary.

 

It is the child of a barren woman.

 

In the absence of this basic concept ‘I am’,

 

there is no thought, there is no consciousness.

 

Any embodied person with the knowledge ‘I am’

 

carries on his activities in the world with the name only.

 

That inner core, the ‘I am’ has no shackles.

 

Once it is understood th

 

Understand that it is not the individual that has consciousness;

 

it is the consciousness which assumes innumerable forms.

 

That something which is born or

 

which will die is purely imaginary.

 

It is the child of a barren woman.

 

In the absence of this basic concept ‘I am’,

 

there is no thought, there is no consciousness.

 

Any embodied person with the knowledge ‘I am’

 

carries on his activities in the world with the name only.

 

That inner core, the ‘I am’ has no shackles.

 

Once it is understood that I am that ‘I am’ only,

 

and not this shackled form, then no liberation is called for,

 

that itself is liberation...

 

~Nisargadatta.

be afraid no longer

Posted by Zannie Rose on July 23, 2013 at 1:30 AM

As long as you imagine yourself to be something tangible and solid, a thing among things, actually existing in time and space, shortlived and vulnerable, naturally you will be anxious to survive and increase.

 

But when you know yourself as beyond space and time, in contact with them only at the point of here and now, otherwise all-pervading and all-containing, unapproachable, unassailable, invulnerable, you will be afraid no longer.