What will you experience other than Self when there is nothing else other than this Self?
The true self can only be that Self which is All in All. Any other self is a deception, an imposter. Come to recognize the seeming self as an imposter, an object posing as a subject, an instrument posing as a doer.
When I say that the world is a dream, it’s within the context of believing that the imposter is real.
You must see that your fundamental neurosis is wanting to become something other than what you are.
‘Be here now’ is a nice phraseology, but it puts off the necessary investigation into ‘Who is being, where is here and when is now?’
Whatever identity you have created for yourself must be left behind. All particularization must come to an end. At that end, you can’t take you with you.
You know that you are. When you don’t particularized this sense of being, where is the trouble? It is only because you have imagined yourself as a separate being.
These bodies are constantly replacing new cells for old. This creates an ontological problem for you because the vast majority of your body is younger than ‘you’ are. When are you going to come to grips with that?
You have a headache and you have come all the way to Thailand for something stronger than aspirin.
You have a list of unanswered questions. But each has as its common denominator your erroneous self definition. You ask questions and receive answers, and then continue doing what you had been doing. How can reasonably expect any positive movement?
You are asking for directions. But who can provide directions to That which is everywhere? It isn’t possible for me to accommodate you.
What can be the value of any experience if one remains unclear regarding the experiencer. You assume that consciousness is in you when, in fact, you are in Consciousness.
The assumption of selfhood is a poor substitute for inquiring. Investigate who is living your life. If you’re not sure of the answer, then how can you assume such life is ‘yours’?