You Shine the Shine
A post from the Non-Doodle group:
The jiva is in the light. But you ARE the light.
You were never not the light. Understanding what it means to say, “I am the light,” is called self-knowledge. And what does it mean to say, “I am the light?” It means that I can’t be switched on or off, that no object can dim me and that I remain timelessly shining.
In other words, you can’t become enlightened, because you already are the light. You are self-lit. You shine the shine. The jiva is an object appearing within your limitless shine. You are always free from what you (apparently) bring to light.
For years I have happily and diligently responded to communications on the topic of Self realization. Since the publication of my book, “How to Attain Enlightenment”— currently in its third printing —and the success of this website, the volume of emails has increased considerably. Unfortunately, owing to a busy schedule of teaching and writing, I am no longer able to answer all the emails I receive in a timely fashion. However, my wife, who is also a teacher, and several well-qualified teachers we have endorsed are available to answer emails on my behalf. I encourage you to send them your questions.
— James Swartz