There is always an “I”.
Until all speaking and referencing of external objects with correct grammar, tense and person based on one’s language of culture ceases to exist, there will always be an “I”.
In Sahaja I rest in equanimity. In Sahaja I rests in equanimity, too. Both the watcher and the watched are unanimous, if not unified. Because there really is nothing to unify. There really and precisely is only one “I”.
The illusion of two “I”s is broken.
But there is always an “I”. Until unless the subject-object orientation of thought ceases to exist, there will always be a relationship between a subject and object. Otherwise there is no way to express outwardly.
In Sahaja I most often reserve judgement. But there is still judgement to render. Without judgement, there is no getting out of bed in the morning.
The various states of Samadhi are realized with more and more subtle clarity as I approaches the Void of Silence where all thought stops. But I cannot remain there indefinitely. I must return to live a life. Otherwise nothing. Full stop. The end. Even the breath will cease after a time.
The difference upon return is that in Sahaja, there is no more unconscious/conscious decision making vying for control over another illusory third party called me. We are one. Ritambhara Pragya. There is no distinction between “I” the doer, a doing and a needfully done. What is done gets done because it must be so according to the Time and flow of life. There is no “I” to be pulled to the left or right and no “I” to be pulling. I may go left or right at any time because left or right needs to be gone to, for whatever the reason. But reason still exists. “I” always exists.
Sahaja is at peace. This is Jung’s individuated sense of Self. All the pieces have come together in a coherent and cohesive whole. Not a confusion or confluence or cooperative or conglomerate, but like a lovely work of art that has received it’s final stroke to be called masterpiece.
And still the artist may add an extra brushstroke if the time should call for that, too!
No. There is much confusion surrounding the idea that an ego needs to be destroyed or that something must die for something else to live. It is not so.
There is, and has always ever been, only one “I”. That I am. That I is. That I was and will ever be.
Finally, 2 interesting quotes to ponder over, given to us by a famous one recognized to have rested peacefully in Sahaja.
If you are vigilant and make a stern effort to reject every thought when it rises, you will soon find that you are going deeper and deeper into your own inner self, where there is no need for your effort to reject the thoughts.R.Maharishi
I have never said that there is no need for a guru. All depends on what you call guru. He need not be in a human form.R.Maharishi
Emphasis on “I” usage in the above quotes.
…is a Jnana Yogi in the lineage of aghor-nath, direct disciple of Vinayagananda Babaji, and founder of UmaMaYA (Uma Maheshwara Yoga & Ayurveda), the legacy of Uma Maheshwar Ashram. David has an M.A. in Semiotics and Ph.D.(c) in Eastern Philosophy and works in learning and development as a coach and mentor. He lives in Japan with his family and devotes his time to exploration of the human condition, in order to develop science-based tools, programs and products that help humans reach their fullest potential by delivering optimal body/mind health, abundance and joy.