Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Annamalai Swami - collection of quotes titled 'Abiding in the I am'

1. The direct experience of ‘I am’ in its absolute purity or the Self is in all of us but the senses make us believe something that is completely untrue. We believe the senses and always ignore our direct experience.
2. ‘I am’, but not this particular body or mind. ‘I am’ all.
3. Abide in the ‘I am’ and realize that the mind never existed.
4. When you see the mind you don’t see the ‘I am’, when you abide in the ‘I am’ you don’t see the mind.
5. To discover that only ‘I am’ and abide in it irreversibly, continuous meditation in the ‘I am’ is needed.
6. Don’t allocate periods of time to meditate ‘I am’ with closed eyes. Do it throughout the day while doing all other activities.
7. If you want to go beyond the body and mind, abide in the ‘I am’ only and understand that all that is ‘I am’ plus is false.
8. Abidance or meditation in the ‘I am’ is a process by which attention is kept focused on the substratum instead of the names and forms that are habitually imposed on it.
9. When you abide in the ‘I am’ ignorance vanishes. Ignorance is not knowing the ‘I am’ in its absolute purity.
10. Don’t regard the abidance in the ‘I am’ as a part-time activity. You must have a life long commitment to get yourself established in it.
11. At all times keep moving back to the ‘I am’, your source, and don't let anything divert or distract you from this.
12. The ‘I am’ in its absolute purity is the infinite and formless, so when you abide in it you discover the infinite eye of the Self.
13. If you can hold on to the knowledge ‘I am’ at all times, no further practice or initiation will be necessary.