Saturday, September 10, 2016

'I am' is even prior to the sound of Om

Q: So the 'I'- mantra is even prior to the pranava, the sound of Om?

Yes, that is what Bhagavan said on several occasions. 

This consciousness, the 'I am', is existing and shining always, but your awareness of it is obstructed by the ego in just the same way that a shadow hides the moon during an eclipse. The shadow over the moon is only visible because of the moonlight behind it. Without this light the shadow of the eclipse cannot be seen. Like this, we are conscious of th body, the mind and the world even when they obstruct our clear vision only because of the light of the Self. By the light of the Self all this is seen.

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