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  So Who Are You?
    by Ken Wilber

Timeless Wisdom


All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know
that the ocean merges into the drop.

From Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj:
     To know what you are, you must first investigate
     and know what you are not.
     It is enough to know what you are not.

     Give up all questions except one: 'Who am I?'
     After all, the only fact you are sure of is that
     you are. The 'I am' is certain. The 'I am this'
     is not. Struggle to find out what you are in

     Discover all that you are not - body, feelings,
     thoughts, time, space, this or that - nothing,
     concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you.

     You observe the heart feeling, the mind thinking,
     the body acting; the very act of perceiving shows
     that you are not what you perceive.

     You are beyond anything you think or imagine
     yourself to be.

     You need not get at it for you are it.  
     It will get at you if you give it a chance.

     There is no becoming....You merely discover
     what you are.

     Stop imagining yourself being or doing this or that
     and the realization that you are the source and heart  
     of all will dawn on you.

     The clearer you understand that on the level of mind
     you can be described in negative terms only, the
     quicker will you come to the end of your search and
     realize that you are the limitless being.

(For more information, see the Nisargadatta links under
"Traditional Wisdom: Advaita" on AIA's Links page.)

I am a window in the universe for the nameless reality. A. H. Almaas All that I have called myself is actually inseparable from everything. Alan Watts This Is It, p. 36 Be really whole, And all things will come to you. Lao Tsu Tao te Ching, #22 What is bestowed by heaven is called human nature. The fulfillment of human nature is called the Tao. Tzu-Tsu A lamp am I to those who see me, A mirror am I to those who know me. Jesus The Gospel of Thomas

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