The Self is an Illusion – You Do Not Exist
"I’m not making any spooky claims about its metaphysics. What I am saying, however, is that the self is an illusion. The sense of being an ego, an I, a thinker of thoughts in addition to the thoughts. An experiencer in addition to the experience. The sense that we all have of riding around inside our heads as a kind of a passenger in the vehicle of the body. [...] Now that sense of being a subject, a locus of consciousness inside the head is an illusion. It makes no neuro-anatomical sense. There’s no place in the brain for your ego to be hiding. We know that everything you experience – your conscious emotions and thoughts and moods and the impulses that initiate behavior – all of these things are delivered by a myriad of different processes in the brain that are spread out over the whole of the brain. They can be independently erupted. We have a changing system. We are a process and there’s not one unitary self that’s carried through from one moment to the next unchanging." - Sam Harris "We may give up cartesian dualism, we might be absolutely sure that there isn't mind stuff and physical stuff, or matter and consciousness, you know, we say we are monists, but actually, we still believe in a kind of experiencing self. The experiencer and the experience. This doesn't fit with how we know the brain works at all." - Susan Blackmore "The self is not a thing, but a process. It is a very interesting and fascinating process; it is that special process that gives you the conscious experience of being someone." - Thomas Metzinger "You do not exist. Sorry. Despite all the plans you have made, and all the nice clothes you bought, and all of that. You don't exist. It was all for nothing." - Shunyamurti
What Is Non-Duality? Episode 2. “Fullness – Seeing I am Everything” Richard Sylvester
Richard has been giving talks on non-duality since 2005 and has written four books about it, including the much-loved little classic ‘I Hope You Die Soon’. His fifth book, ‘Confessions of a Seeker’ is about his many years as a spiritual seeker but it also includes chapters on free will, consciousness and religion. It is sometimes extremely funny (one reader laughed so much she had to stop reading it in public places) and sometimes profoundly serious.
You Are Not The Body Nor The Mind
Sept. 12, 2022 - You are not the body or the mind. When you believe you are, you suffer. It is the purpose of suffering to free you from this illusion. When you realize you are neither the body nor the mind, there is an opening to realize what you are. Free of either identity, the True Self emerges and suffering is over. If you would like to see more videos like this, subscribe to The Enlightened Way YouTube Channel and visit the website: www.n-lightenment.com
There Is Nobody Here
Jan. 18, 2022 - also forget to add. THIS DOES NOT MEAN DONT ENJOY YOUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND TO SAY YOU DONT EXIST AS AN EXCUSE FOR SOMETHING. This does not mean to run around telling everyone they don’t exist. Even though that would be pretty funny😂😂 i still function as a “normal person “ this knowledge is simply just a way to connect to your true nature. Please if you would like to look more into this go ahead. It’s an amazing realization. Also begin dissolving your identity with the body. Especially in the face. It’s not a practice to get rid of the false self because the false self was never here. It’s a practice to realize there was never a self here. I appreciate all of the support I’m glad these videos are helping the same way this knowledge has helped me. ❤️ Thank You
Excerpt: It is like trying to get rid of a dog in your house - but there is no dog nor house.
Comment: "During a terrible crisis, my Higher Consciousness ripped me out of the body and I found myself as a sparkle of consciousness without a body in a white luminescent room. I was terrified but I gradually understood that everything is energy and we attract or repulse things or situations according to how we feel. Easy right? No, because in the Divine game, there are tons of conditioning, rules, religions, cultures, family traditions, holidays, etc. and they all live in your thoughts. Letting go of the mind means to observe impartially and never follow or believe anything because as soon as you start believing in something you create it. Be the observer not the thinker or the doer. Stay peaceful and wait, everything is coming your way."
The Power in Realizing You Are Not A Human Body
Jan. 19, 2023 - This does not mean to detach from the body. It means to dis identity from it. Having a strong Connection to the body is very powerful. YourHigherSelf
You Are Not Your Body Nor Are You A Person (These Are All Deceptions)
It is with this discovery along with everything you have learned, that this reality is based upon distortion. However the thing which is not distorted is the essence of the multi-dimensional beings which includes: plants, animals and crystals. Below are a few examples of how this dimension (within this particular matrix) is not to be trusted on what you see. Does our bodies represent who we are? Do we age while living in another matrix? In other words, does another matrix (or universe) not distort our bodies and other living things therefore our perception? There are other universes where their law of physics does not age you, instead you die young.
As this universe born from an singularity event, therefore with this phenomena we are the object of entropy. Entropy (chaos) increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity. Where time travels in one direction and violence is embedded within most of this universe. We exist within a box within other boxes. It is important that we aware of this. More distortions:
- There is a past and future - yet another distortion - these do not exist, all are occurring simultaneously
- Each person is separate - Not true, we are all one thus inseparable
- We are every person and everything - whether good or not so good
- All things which can be seen or not are manifest through conciseness
- We have always existed and at the same time do not exist. We were never born nor ever die
- It is incorrect to use the word, "creation" or "created." Nothing was ever created, it always existed. From a song, a poem to the cosmos, they already exist within the collective conscientious
Comment: "Seeing these videos with the progression of aging, makes me sad."
This Matrix Offers Distortion Therefore Deception
- You are Not a Person:
At the heart of spiritual awakening is the realization that there is no personal self, no "I". This video discusses why it is key.
- Freedom is knowing you are not a person - Deepak Chopra, MD:
- The False Idea of Who You Are - Alan Watts:
What You Really Are Is Not a Person:
The world only exists in the mind. Everything you see is a delusion. There is no difference between what you experience in a dream and what you experience in the waking state. You are Consciousness. There is no separation between you and the world around you. The mind can neither perceive nor conceive this Reality. It can only surrender. Don’t try to understand the Truth: you are the Truth. There can be no objective knowledge in the direct experience of Truth. Your beliefs are the obstacle.