I Am That I Am

Who Am I?

Who am I indeed. Who is it that could ask such a circular question? Better yet, who could ask it and not know the answer? What details about the “who” is the asker expecting to learn?

And don’t details sound an awful lot like content. Content being all that you are not as almost any rookie seeker may have read. The old saying “The devil is in the details” certainly takes on a whole new meaning.

It can only be the mind that asks for more information, more facts, and more guidance. Any ever-present, unchanging, observing self can have only a very limited interest in the question, who am I.

“I am that I am” as God said to Moses.

However, through this inquiry the seeker learns that the question itself has become another obstacle. Another quest of the mind on the journey to absolution. To continue to ask it is to remain trapped in your head.

Therefore the question must burn itself up. Forever it must remain unanswered, at least in the conventional sense. “Call Off The Search” as the title of Papaji’s documentary instructs.

It is better to keep quiet than for the mind to keep busy with questions. “Silence is the language of God” as Rumi famously said.

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2 thoughts on “I Am That I Am”

  1. The paradox of spiritual seeking, in which the seeker must disappear for what was sought to be discovered. The only problem is that at this level, the seeker just won’t take any such instruction!

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    1. So very true. It takes tremendous courage to relinquish control like that. You can not go and get enlightenment, you have to be willing to let it come to you, or not come to you as the case may be…

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