Rishikesh 2020

"Am I Everything Or Am I No-Thing?"

1 March 2020

“Having experienced the deep inner knowing, it is hard to grasp that I am no-thing, because I have seen that I am everything. Is it just the no-thing posing as everything?”

This subtle question triggers a contemplation into the relationship between no-thingness and everythingness, and where our introspections ultimately lead us in contemplating the nature of the self.

Moojibaba responds, “Everything-ness is constantly in flux, changing. A tree grows, it gets cut down, it gets put into the shape of furniture, they get old, they decay, they go back to nothing. Everything is like this. But what you are, it’s no-thing, but it’s not the no-thing of the mind. It is the no-thingness out of which everything-ness appears and is supported.”