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The Poetry of My Soul
Inquirer: Daniel, this question has been emerging for me, in stages.
I understand that I am consciousness itself.
The question is, is it mine? I certainly relate to “it” as if it were. But there is something really cool at the same time in considering that even consciousness is not “mine” in the true sense.
I ask because I realize that the gunas are not mine, hence desires, fears, thoughts, feelings and aspirations are all Isvara (gunas). But if consciousness is not mine either, then what is left to belong to me?
Daniel: Consciousness is not mine. Consciousness is simply who I am.
There is no “mine,” because there is only just me, non-dual consciousness. I am all there is.
The gunas are me, but I’m not the gunas. The gunas depend on me, awareness, (made up of my essence), but I do not depend on them. These apparent “ropes” that create apparent forms (mithya) never change my formless essence. The gunas only appear separate to me (awareness) when I shine through a subtle body (mind) that projects a subject-object relationship.
Coming from the jiva’s viewpoint, correct, the gunas are not mine, hence desires, fears, thoughts, feelings and aspirations, etc. are all Isvara.
But I’m not the jiva, nor am I limited by Isvara.
There is nothing that does not belong to me, because there is nothing that is not me.
Inquirer: The poetry of my soul.