Vedanta student: After some further inquiry I have come to realise that I am “objectless bliss.” I (Self) somehow kept identifying with the bliss sheath. But even sattva binds. The experience of ecstasy, joy, delight and bliss is an object which I witness. After having negated all sheaths, what is left is me, limitless awareness.
In all honesty though, it took me a really long time to get past the bliss sheath (jiva speaking). But the limitless awareness that I am lights up every experience which jiva could possibly have. All is known, effortless.
Daniel: Yup – a chain made of gold (sattva) binds as tightly as that of steel or brass.
Great email, friend.
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