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Seeker: Hi, James. I see you are on a nice long break pretty soon – nice!
It’s so hard to explain… just that the knowledge keeps expanding… like you always say, I know I am the self, but the actuality of what that means keeps being more and more filled in.
So one day I realize there are no divisions – nothing is divided from anything else, and it’s all me. And that is one aspect. And then the next day I realize that there really are no “others” – that everything is me, and there is nothing to fear in the world. Then I realize “I am free” is a bogus statement that assumes a free person, and that I am just freedom itself. Then a few days later I realize that all the activity and movement is just reality, and there is no me at all in any of that. There is not even form, just light/energy moving as the expression of the never-moving that is behind it, just endless forms constantly moving around. And that is reality/me. Of course this is all stuff Vedanta says, but what I’m describing here are the moments that these teachings become real in my experience – those “aha!” moments.
It’s like that, one right after another, a steady progression of understanding of what is actually implied by the statement “I am brahman.” And as you also always say, this comes on its own to a quiet and prepared mind. You don’t have to go out and “get” this knowledge, not that it will come if you’re all distracted though! But with that single-pointed desire – and what the hell else is there to desire? – then even activities with other people and worldly affairs are providing the perfect learning grounds. But it’s true that one has to be focused on moksa and not on the world!
Having a great time here! Looking forward to seeing you this summer.