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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Identity: Twenty Two.

The Master has no identity. 
None know who he is. 
He left who he was 
at the gates of heaven.

Enlightenment is a state that none may achieve
unless they are able to leave their identity behind.

People speak often of ego, not knowing what ego is.
Ego is who you think you are.

Who you are, seems important to those who have an identity.
While having no importance at all, to those who do not.

Abandoning your identity can fill you with a great dread.
With courage, and trust, you may discard yourself.

To discover that, without yourself,
you are far, far more than you were before.


  1. Another wonderful inspiring post.Needs no addition.
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

  2. Oh, I don't know...
    There's always something to add.
    But it doesn't always make things any clearer, either.
    No matter what is written, some will see it, some will not.
    I am pleased that you see it, Surjit :)

  3. Thanks The Crow.
    I am lucky to have found you on the net.I am benefiting a lot from your insights.
    God bless.

  4. I often wonder where insights come from.
    The ego couldn't manufacture them.
    I once wrote a whole book, in two weeks, where not a single word was known to me, before I wrote it.
    Clearly "I" was not composing it.
    How very odd, and magical, to be completely surprised by what one writes :)


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