WAKING, DREAMING, DEEP SLEEP AND THE ABSOLUTE - PART 15
From the Absolute no-knowing state, spontaneously, this consciousness “I Am” has appeared.....there is no reason, no cause. Spontaneously it has come with the waking state, deep sleep, the five elemental play, three Gunas, and Prakriti and Purusha. These together are the means of demonstrating the “I Amness”. Then “I Am” embraces the body as its self and therefore identifies as a male or a female. This “I Amness” has its own love to be. It wants to remain, to perpetuate itself, but it is not eternal.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj
Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.