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silence

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Being is knowing?
« on: January 01, 2014, 10:50:16 PM »
We can know objects other than self, but self cannot be known. Since self is the knower, knower cannot be known. So my conclusion is that we can only BE the self, and not know the self like we know objects like pot etc. Knowing the self is synonymous with being the self.

Is this correct?

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Subramanian.R

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Re: Being is knowing?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 10:04:09 AM »
Dear silence,

Yes. You are correct.


Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Being is knowing?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 11:09:13 PM »
Dear silence,

Yes. You are correct.


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Dear Subramanian, thanks, but this leads to the doubt: if I am to JUST BE, then doesn't the inquiry 'who am I' create some sort of duality - like I am inquiring and watching the I as though separate? So this creates a split. In fact, any kind of observation or inquiry creates a split, so how can we JUST BE and do inquiry at the same time (because that creates duality)?

Thanks again,
Suresh

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Re: Being is knowing?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 08:21:33 AM »
Being still without any thoughts, speeches and deeds is itself self inquiry.  Further in self inquiry you are investigating where
the Self is and where the mind is.  Hence it is not duality.

Arunachala Siva.