18-19. Since there is no difference between Shaktii and the one who embodiesher, nor between the essence and the object, Shaktii is the same as I. the energy of flameis nothing else but fire. Each division is nothing else but an introduction to a Path of TrueKnowledge.
When your search for “self” turns to I, i.e. what you deep down yourselves feel as
I, and you start witnessing and manifesting your Self Consciousness, Awakening is not faraway. You are one step to it. This is the final tread. Once you cross it, you are enteringinto a State which all Spiritual Traditions are trying to describe, and they all agree that itis not describable with common words. It requires Direct Experience. Then, yourseparated I Consciousness dies. It Dissolves, Integrates in the State which we may nameas I Am It, or I Am All, but is only just another description and a cause of wrong
comprehension, because you think that there will remain some “I” that will wi
tness suchState. There will be nothing but that State and It is Unspeakable, Indescribable, It Is theAbsolute.The Work is different (not better, because it can also become an escapementfrom self), because it insists that you have attention, consciousness and to be critical inregards to everything. Anything that is outside of you, anything that you are seeing is notyou. You are the witness (I Consciousness) that is seeing this Reality. But, some havetaken this literally and misunderstood it. And then they started to wave around with this
proof of “enlightenment” repeating like parrots “I am witness” ;
or what various
enlightenment intensives preach, that you will be “realized” or, with their words, that youwill be “brought to direct I experience” nam
ing this experience of I Consciousness asAwakening. But it is still far from Awakening, it is a cause of your nowadays life. It ismanifested Consciousness and a Witness still separated with invisible membrane, fromTrue Reality. I Consciousness, for which most of think that is Awakening, is Limited Self. Imight accept it, if it would be said that the experienced I Consciousness is one form of Awakening, and when they realize that the I sensed, and in the background of anyexperience, or other words Witness, is cognition of Limited Self. I might accept it, if theyexplained this I State, as a return to a source of human existence. But it is not the end. Itis the beginning of the end.But, newfangled spiritualists, have declared this State as Awakening, for their ownmarketing sale of their spirituality and wakefulness, and now they are catching gullibleand naïve ones into the webs of their foolishness.I Consciousness is the goal of Work on Self, but as a method of Work with (on)Mind.Awakening is not Mind, nor it has do to anything with the I Consciousness,because every sense of uniqueness, individuality, of I Consciousness disappears. Itcompletely Integrates in the Ocean of Universal Consciousness. You loose any sense of self, of individuality and separateness. Nothing of you remains. In that moment, there is
no you, there is only Consciousness, an Ocean of Consciousness, which doesn’t evenknow anything outside of it. It doesn’t know you, or the world, or anything. Ocean is not
aware of a drop, it
is only Self Conscious, and it doesn’t even call that Self an Ocean.