The Sense of Presence

The world is unreal. When it is certified as such? 

Only, when you understand that life and the world are a temporary phase, and in the process of that understanding your attention moves into the sense of presence.

The play is just happening - you are not playing any part here. Ignorant people wrongly believe they are playing a part in this world by simply imagining a player. 

There is nothing going on deliberately in this world. All happening is spontaneous. No one can claim anything in this process.

When you stabilize your attention in the sense of presence and stay there, you will come to conclusion that this presence is also an illusion. It is the first and foremost ignorance, the sense of presence is your "I am" sense. 

What you are, you are, you can only understand ignorance but not the truth. You are... the truth.

A year old granddaughter of my friend

In the above photo is a granddaughter of my friend, she is one year old and she still does not have "I am" sense. It is not developed yet. 

When she sees herself in the mirror she does not know who is it. Very soon, in couple of months, she will start observing her hands and she will conclude it is hers, so slowly "I am" sense is developed. 

By the age of 2 she will be fully aware of herself.

It is the same for everyone. 

Spontaneously, uncalled for this "I am" has come on you

Observe it, what is it, stay as a witness, just be still. 

The mind is sprouting, creating endless stream of thoughts, expressing itself with various concepts. Do not identify with that, let it go. Don't be customer to your mind's concepts.

Observe the working of the mind, be a witness to the mind's flow but don't get lost in the mind. The basic fact is you are not the body and that must be clearer to you by now. 

However much you may think you have understood this knowledge, so long as you think that you, as an individual, have understood this, the individual identity is still there.

All your worldly activities are based on the individual identification. You as an individual want to have freedom, but you remain as an individual and that itself is only bondage.

Enjoy my friend, there is nothing else for you to do

Keep quiet, and observe

When you recognize that all as illusion you are knowledgeable and you don't say anything about life and the world. 

The nearer you get to the truth the more you lose interest in the world, but you continue acting as an ordinary person.

The sum and substance of awakening is nothing but to come to decision, make a judgement, about yourself and the world, what the world is and what you are. 

You must get rid of all other life's questions. Do not worry about the world. Start with the sense of presence, from your "I am" sense and then find out what is the world. 

Find out the nature of your "I" sense.