I Am Not

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Your sense of being is the most fundamental sense you have upon awakening from sleep.

This is the meaning of the sense of "I Am".

Sense of being with no identification with any object, and more importantly, with no standpoint of a subject, no center. Just a pure feeling of being with no sense of being what.

For the mind it looks absurd because if there is being, there must be "something" that is being. How can there be existence and no something that exists.

And so the mind gets into action and instantly after the emergence of the sense of being, the "I Am", it is developed into the sense "I am this body", or at least "I am this person" or "I am this consciousness".

This development is so quick that most of us are not aware of the initial pure and fleeting sense of being, of this sense of "I Am".

We try to trace back to that pure sense of being because we are told that it is a doorway to abiding in consciousness but to no avail, this sense doesn't seem to pop up as a familiar or significant sense. We feel unsure that indeed such a basic sense was really there in the first place.

An effective trick that can help you at that point is the negative approach which in Latin is called Reductio ad absurdum.

Let's assume that we don't have in there such a fundamental and initial pure sense of being. In other words, let's try to assume the opposite - that we actually have a sense of non existence, a sense of "I am not". Try to stay tuned to such a feeling, to such a point of view that you actually are not sure that you exist, not only that you are not any object or subject or center but that there is no presence of any sort.

Don't expect any outcome of this experiment. Don't let the mind add scenarios that make sense out of this experiment. Just experiment. If there is confusion let it be. Experiment and see what happens.



bonya basu's picture

Get LOST....

If i am right...When "Nothing to Identify"..."No one to Identify"

bonya basu | Thu, 03/15/2012 - 18:06
Jatinder's picture

OKAY

OK YOU ARE SAYING
IT STARTS WITH....

I AM THAT
I AM HE
I AM LOVE
I AM DIVINE LOVE
I AM ME
&
ENDS WITH I AM NOT....

Jatinder | Fri, 03/16/2012 - 02:43
Jatinder's picture

one thing remain

originally it start from I am... & ending at I am not....

If we are all drops of an infinite ocean then what is range of attributes i.e. all types of egos also have no range as a drop having no existence in front of an infinite ocean.

Jatinder | Fri, 03/16/2012 - 02:49
bonya basu's picture

Bubbles in the Ocean....

All atributes are the bubbles in the Vast Ocean...it ultimately merges in the Ocean!
Thank you!

bonya basu | Fri, 03/16/2012 - 02:56