You're Getting Warmer
by Robert Wolfe on June 29th, 2012
Question: Robert said something along the lines that the Absolute cannot experience itself, since it IS the Absolute and, through the senses, can only experience aspects of itself. I’m trying to phrase it in a way that I can understand it better. Is it like an ice cube not knowing what cold is, because it IS cold and therefore needs something else to refer to? So, the search for experiencing the Absolute further deepens the illusion of separation, since I’m trying to experience my Self.
Reply: I like your analogy. Imagine an ice cube seeking to have a future encountering experience with Coldness.
You say, “So, the search for experiencing the Absolute just further deepens the illusion of separation. I’m trying to experience my Self!” That’s it, exactly.
If the enlightened masters are telling the truth—that the Absolute saturates all these apparent forms—then you and It could not possibly be in more substantial contact than you are (and always have been) already. To seek being a male, to use another analogy, would be sheer folly, for you were born into that condition.
So, any expectation that somehow you will encounter the Absolute, at a time or place in the future, only leads your attention away from your ever-present, inescapable, essential being.
The Vedas say Tat Tvam Asi, That thou art—not, That thou may someday become. Your ice cube is not going to discover, in some distant moment, Coldness. In recognizing our “true nature,” seeking ends. Now!
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