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because i support everything you do, i couldn’t resist to (sort of) participate.
cat (naked) & i have been reading 'i am that' by sri nisargadatta maharaj. it was recommended to me by a loving & respected mentor a few years back. i continuously find myself feeling refreshed after just a few paragraphs. though it’s a step up from the last book i read, 'goodnight moon'. 
'the real does not die, the unreal never lived'
Maharaj:

even to say you are not the body is not quite true. in a way you are all bodies, hearts and minds and much more. go deep into the sense of ‘i am’ and you will find. how do you find a thing you have mislaid or forgotten? you keep it in your mind until you recall it. the sense of being, of ‘i am’ is the first to emerge. ask yourself whence it comes, or just watch it quietly. when the mind stays in the ‘i am”, without moving, you enter a state which cannot be verbalized but can b experienced. all you need to do is try and try again. after all the sense ‘i am’ is always with you, only you have attached ll kinds of things to it. - body, feelings, thoughts, ideas possessions, etc. all these self-identifications are misleading. because of them you take yourself to be what you are not.

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Maharaj:

Pleasure and pain lost their sway over me. I was free from desire and fear. I found myself full, needing nothing. I saw that in the ocean of pure awareness, on the surface of the universe consciousness, the numberless waves of the phenomenal worlds arise and subside beginninglessly and endlessly. As consciousness, they are all me. As events they are all mine. There is a mysterious power that looks after them. That power is awareness, Self, Life, God, what ever name you give it. It is the foundation, the ultimate support of all that is, just like gold is the basis for all gold jewellery. And it is so intimately ours! Abstract the name and shape from the jewellery and the gold becomes obvious. Be free of the name and form and of the desires and fears they create, then what remains?

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