You cannot claim the object that you illumine!
Ektaji, could you please clarify whether vasanas are a hindrance to freedom?
Until you consider the body-mind as yours, Vasanas belong to you.
Until Vasanas belong to you, personhood cannot cease.
Until personhood exists, suffering exists.
To be free of suffering, be free of personhood.
To be free of personhood, be free of ‘mineness’ to everything including Vasanas.
To be free of mineness, recognize that the body-mind is not ‘I’.
I am the subject and body-mind is the object of my experience.
If I am not the body-mind, then what is this ‘I’?
Dive within to find it and see the ‘I-ness’ melt away again and again.
The body-mind is simply an empty shell and I am the light in which it shines.
Yet the I is not a personal-I, it is like a single sunray.
A single ray cannot claim to be the Sun nor can it claim to be the object that it illumines.
Dive within and explore – Are you claiming the object that you illumine? You can leave your answer in a comment below.
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