Your true self (part 2)
Who are you?
Are you the sound outside your house?
That can’t be right.
Because you hear the sound, you are separate from it.
So, are you the sensations in your body?
No. Because you feel these sensations, you are separate from them.
Are you the cloud floating in the sky?
No. Because you’re watching the cloud, you are separate from it.
Are you the fish you’re eating?
No. Because you’re eating the fish, you are separate from it.
Are you the computer you’re touching?
No. Because you’re touching the computer, you are separate from it.
Are you the thought surfacing in your mind?
No. Because you’re conscious of the thought, you are separate from it.
You are thus neither the sound, the smell, the thought, the sensations in your body, the fish, the computer, nor anything else.
But this is exactly why you are the sound, the smell, the thought, the sensations in your body, the fish, the computer, and everything.
The reason is as follows:
All things in this world arise and then fade away.
You are deep inside these things, just embracing them gently and watching everything intently.
You never arise nor fade away like all other things; you exist all the time.
You are affected by nothing.
You just quietly accept everything arising and then fading away.
You are infinitely silent, transparent, open, and free: absolute peace.
You are a completely silent, transparent space transcending size, in which everything just arises and then fades away.
This is also merely a humans’ dualistic, relative viewpoint, however.
The truth is that you, or “the space,” and everything else that arises and then fades away in you are one and the same.
You are a silent, transparent space.
Everything exists inside you.
You are everything and nothing at the same time.
Don’t try to use your brain to comprehend it, however.
Anyone who looks at the bare fact can understand.
Note, however, that the absolute condition is to look at the bare fact honestly like a baby, without adhering to preconceived notions or fixed ideas.
For this purpose, I would like you to try to practice meditation methods everyday, such as the Natural Way of Meditation or the Self-seeing Method I always recommend.
You cannot grasp the truth of existence with your brain.
What is written in this blog is also nothing but a finger pointing to the moon.
A bird is chirping now.
You are listening to it.
“Life” is being the bird and chirping.
“Life” is being you and listening to it.
You are the chirping bird.
The bird is you listening to it.
The fact is, neither the bird nor you exist.
Only the sound of chirping is there.