- Atir Javid
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Every living being longs always to be happy untainted by sorrow; and everyone has the greatest love for himself, which is solely due to the fact that happiness is his real nature. Hence, in order to realize that inherent and untainted happiness, which indeed he daily experiences when the mind is subdued in deep sleep, it is essential that he should know himself. For obtaining such knowledge the inquiry, ‘Who am I?’ in quest of the Self is the means par excellence.
I do not synthesize reality...
I am not the five senses.
I am not the five organs of external activity...
I am not the five vital forces...
I am not even the thinking mind. Neither am I that unconscious state of nescience, which retains merely the subtle latent impressions being then free from the functional activity of the sense organs and of the mind, and being unaware of the existence of the objects of sense perception. Therefore, summarily rejecting all the above mentioned physical adjuncts and their functions, saying "I am not this; no, nor am I this, nor this," that which then remains separate and alone by itself, that pure awareness verily am I.
This awareness is by its very nature, Existence.
"Cogito. Ergo, Sum." -Renee Descartes-
I think. Therefore I am. Self-awareness is existence. Those who are not aware of themselves do not really exist.
I know Myself. Do you know Yourself?
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