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Never Not Full
Tam: Hi, Daniel. A question, if you don’t mind. The self has no qualities, so doesn’t “feel” like anything. Where does the sense of fullness come from? Thank you, Daniel.
Daniel: Nice to hear from you, Tam.
The Sanskrit word purna translates as “fullness” or “completeness,” and refers to your nature, the self. There is only one thing that exists and that is you, whole and complete, non-dual, limitless awareness.
If this is a non-dual reality, and you are everything that is, can you lack something? Nope. You are never not full. You do not begin nor do you end. You are not subject to birth or to death.
When this knowledge of your limitless nature becomes “firm” the person (jiva) will then experience a sense of fullness. When you catch Tam thinking that something is missing or that he is incomplete, assert the opposite: “I am whole and complete. I need nothing. I am free.” Slowly that thought of lack and smallness disappears.
Though fullness is not an experience but simply the nature of you, awareness, an experience of fullness comes when the person appreciates his/her limitless nature as awareness. This experience reflects in the subtle body/mind when self-knowledge is assimilated.
Remember, freedom (moksa) is simply discriminating the self from the not-self. Through discrimination, the jiva, the individual under the spell of self-ignorance, understands that it is actually the self, limitless awareness, and not the person it thinks it is. Moksa is for the jiva because you, the self, are already free. This knowledge allows the jiva to live free in this apparent reality. This means that the jiva is not bound by his or her conditioning.
You’re welcome to write to me anytime.
Tam: Thanks for answering, Daniel.
Daniel: My pleasure, Tam.