Monday, February 25, 2008

Seek your identity

Reality is simply the loss of ego. Destroy the ego by seeking its identity. Because the ego is no entity it will automatically vanish and reality will shine forth by itself. This is the direct method, whereas all other methods are done only by retaining the ego.

In those paths there arise so many doubts and the eternal question: "Who am I ?" remains to be tackled finally. But in this method, the final question is the only one and it is raised from the beginning.

-- Sri Ramana Maharshi, from "Be As You are", Edited by David Godman