What is your core state? In that true accomplished state, there is no
scope for even space, let alone the words. In the process of understanding
my Guru’s words as to how ‘I am’, I realized ‘I am not’. In that state there is
no unstruck sound either. In the process of Neti, Neti (not this, not this) it
happens. In the state of ‘I amness’ finally everything disappears and you get
These remarks by Nisargadatta are what I like to call “jumping off points”, meaning that they are suitable to bring the mind to its limits. Then it is up to you to “jump off” to another kind of understanding, beyond the mind.
…actually more of a fortress in the sky ~
I created a safety zone for myself. It is the place where I know something. I have built up this fortress over decades and I am so very proud of this structure: it serves me very well. It is made of many blocks of different sizes and shapes: each part is some knowledge that I have understood. There is so much that I have accumulated from ancient, secret scrolls – things that very few have fathomed. Now I realize how silly I have been. Yes, it was all for the best since it got me to where I am now, so there are no regrets but only a kind of chagrin at the pride in myself that I indulged in. Continue reading →