Talk 25 (1)

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On a former occasion B. V. Narasimha Swami, author of Self-Realization, asked: Who am I? How is it to be found?

以前、『悟り』の著者であるB.V.Narasimha Swami氏がこう尋ねた。「私は誰ですか?どのようにすればそれを見つけることができるのですか?」と。

M.: Ask yourself the question. The body (annamaya kosa) and its functions are not ‘I’. Going deeper, the mind (manomaya kosa) and its functions are not ‘I’. The next step takes on to the question. “Wherefrom do these thoughts arise?” The thoughts are spontaneous, superficial or analytical. They operate in intellect. Then, who is aware of them? The existence of thoughts, their clear conceptions and their operations become evident to the individual. The analysis leads to the conclusion that the individuality of the person is operative as the perceiver of the existence of thoughts and of their sequence. This individuality is the ego, or as people say ‘I’. Vijnanamaya kosa (intellect) is only the sheath of ‘I’ and not the ‘I’ itself.


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