Friday, April 25, 2008

The Impersonal Self

I Am, is the way, the truth, and the light. The one fundamental truth that we can all admit to is the sense of “I Am.” The truth is verified by every sentient creature. Every human language has "I" as the personal subject. Every person has said, I am hungry, I am thirsty, I Am etc. The individual "I Am" is but an extension of the One, I Am.

When Jesus said “I am the way the truth and the light,” he was not speaking of the personal man from Nazareth, he was speaking of himself as one with Source. The mistaken understanding of Jesus, as the "only son of God," has been the downfall of Western theology and the Westerner’s inability to see the nondual truth.

Our true Self is impersonal. Because we manifest from the universal Source, our true being is that Source. That source is one, and all is that One. Therefore there is only one subjective source in the universe. That Self which has manifested as the many, is not a personality, not a separated individual.

To know the true self removes us from our personal sense and merges us into the One Grand Impersonal Self. The Illusion of a separate self yields at last to the truth of Source. We are expressions of source.

In the Impersonal there is no use or need for words. There is a knowing, and yet no thought. It is a knowing prior to the intellect, prior to words. Only later, if asked, are words formed. They can never convey the whole truth. They serve as pointers only.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said Maury,

I enjoy reading your blogs.

Thanks for sharing.

Ralph.

Maury said...

Hi Ralph,

Thanks for dropping by. To paraphrase another commenter, "Thanks for dropping a log on my fire."

It is actually surprising that others enjoy this writing. I've been around long enough to know that for most, this stuff makes their eyes glaze over, and they start to pass out.

Glad you're awake.