April 26, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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As the great Hindu teacher Bhagavan Sri Maharshi wrote in his seminal work "Who am I?": "The gross body which is composed of the seven humors, I am not. The five cognitive senses, I am not. The five vital airs, I am not. Even the mind that thinks, I am not. If I am none of these, then who am I? After negating all of the above mentioned as 'not this', 'not that, that Awareness which alone remains - that I am. .."
For our next potluck discussion, please share with the sangha your thoughts about the following question: If one agrees with the fundamental Advaita truth that we are Awareness and not a separate person, then how does that enlightened view inform our dualistic life? How do we direct ourselves into thinking, speaking and acting differently once we realize that we are Awareness? What are those new thoughts, actions and speech patterns like?