One "I", many "I"s, no "I"

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Your preconceptions determine what you see.

In other words, you see only what you are programmed to look for and to look through.

And so, your preconceptions regarding the human psyche determine if you see in yourself one "I" or many.

Originally, you are programmed to see one "I". That is so in order to function.

When you become convinced enough that there are many "I"s within, consecutive and constantly changing, you understand that it actually means that there is no "I", in the true sense of existence.

One great obstacle in trying to change these preconceptions is the ego, which is based on the preconception of one "I". Deal with your ego by constantly watching its reactions.

Another obstacle is your identification with the body. One body gives the impression of one entity, one "I". Deal with your identification with the body by inquiring what's really stands behind this word, body, if at all.


by whom

By whom it is programmed, who is programmer?

NIDHI PARKASH | Mon, 01/09/2012 - 16:08
erez's picture

Nidhi, it's unimportant,

Nidhi, it's unimportant, these are questions of the mind that divert from the essence. They have no value other than analytic-intellectual and we can't have any real experiential knowledge to answer them anyway, just theories which as such contribute nothing.

The only important "who" question that can bring us back to the enquiry is "who is asking these question?". Really.

erez | Mon, 01/09/2012 - 18:28
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My Desires

To see that my desires are a part of what I call my true nature is to be at peace with oneself. Therefore Joejo is both that which he calls I and that which he calls not I.

joejo | Tue, 01/10/2012 - 04:23