09/11/2011: You

Following a brief period of silence, spiritual instruction is imparted on the meaning of “You are the Self” and “Tat tvam asi (That you are),” with an emphasis on the true definition of “you.” Dialogues on Self-inquiry, freedom from misidentification with the body and dissolution of the ego, the uselessness of the ego assumption, words and silence, the depth of Self-Knowledge and the origin of inquiry, and other spiritual topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Chandogya Upanishad, followed by Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu, chapter 10.

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

Questioner: … if some ignorance is needed then it would take care of itself …

Nome: Why would ignorance ever be needed? The real thing is not affected by an ignorant notion. Something entirely unreal cannot be said to be needed. The ego does not actually exist so how can it be good for anything?

Questioner: So there would be no reason to hold back on release of ideas?

Nome: Well first know what you are and see if there is a need to release anything. So if you don’t want to maintain the illusion of samsara, be without an ego. To be without an ego, see if it exists. To see if it exists, inquire as to what your real nature is.

*Note: CD does not contain the Tamil recitation from Song of Ribhu

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