06/05/2011: Inquiry to Know “I”

Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction on Self-abidance and the cessation of misidentification with the body and ego. Dialogues on transcendence of the senses and the nature of Consciousness, approach and intensity in Self-inquiry, the perfect fullness of real Being, the inconceivability of the Self and Self-Knowledge, examination of “I,” the equanimity of the Self beyond the body, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Aparokshanubhuti, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 3.

****** Quote from Satsang ******

Questioner: When I inquire it seems that the only response I get is the mind speaking to the mind.

Nome: Any response would be at least one or more steps removed from you. It wouldn’t be you yourself. Self inquiry is for direct experience. By direct I mean nothing between you and That, no division, no chasm, no gap. Putting the question, “Who am I?” to oneself in the mind and expecting an answer to come to one, that is all in the realm of the mind. The nature of your own Being alone constitutes the true answer. It is not a topic for study or some idea that you will eventually grasp. The answer to the inquiry lies in the depth of the inquirer. A thought cannot deliver you to yourself. More thoughts are not any more capable of doing so. With all the thoughts that you have had in your lifetime, which one of them is you?

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