the moment you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night
go on saying I, I, I, and myself and mine. But even when you say I,
you know who this I really is? You say 'this is my body', 'this is my
'this is my inner feeling', 'these are my senses', but do you
ask yourself, 'Who am I ?' If you never inquire into your own truth
good is all the education you have acquired? If you will not make
effort to inquire into your truth, then who else will come and remove
writing that is on your forehead? Who will remove the karma that is
there? Instead of engaging yourself in self-examination, you
allow impure thoughts to enter your head, and so all your thinking
dull and null.
should realize that when you say, 'this is my handkerchief', the one
is the you, is different from the object which, in this case, is the
You say, 'this is my body'. You do not say, 'I am this
When you say, 'this is my body' you are declaring that you and
body are different and separate from each other. If you then inquire
is this you who is saying this, then you will be led to the indweller.
must inquire who this indweller is, in other words, who is owning all
things. Only when there is an owner can there be any meaning in
'this is my property, this is my land'. Only the master who owns the
has the right to say 'this property is mine'. For the body-mind
master is the indweller. This master will not undergo any change.
will never leave you. Therefore, by means of inner inquiry, you should
to discover and recognize this unchanging indwelling divinity which is