THE PHANTOM I: SEEING THROUGH THE ILLUSION -- PART 8


The false state in which we experience ourself as a separate first person or subject that experiences second and third person objects is a state of duality or multiplicity, and it is sustained only by our diverting our attention away from ourself towards second and third persons, which appear to be other than ourself. When we cease to divert our attention away from ourself in this manner, this appearance of multiplicity will cease, and the non-dual consciousness of being that will then remain shining as the one essential reality is our natural state — the state in which we experience ourself as we really are.


 –       Michael James Happiness of Being


Note: In this explanation, the first person refers to the phantom "I" or ego, the second person refers to thoughts and feelings, the third person refers to physical objects.


Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.

Popular posts from this blog

EVERY MOMENT WE RECOGNISE AWARENESS ...

THE EMPTINESS OF THE RED GERANIUM

STILLNESS STRIKES ME ...