I AM THAT | CHAPTER 44 | NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ
|| < : BREAK THE SPELL : > ||
The " I AM " is in the world ;
But it is the key which can
Open the door out of the world .
MAHARAJ : The main point to grasp is that you have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination , based on memories , on desires and fears , and that you have imprisoned yourself in it .
Break the spell and be free .
QUESTION : How does one break the spell ?
MAHARAJ : Assert your independence in thought and action .
After all , all hangs on your faith in yourself , on the conviction that what you see and hear , think and feel is real .
Why not question your faith ?
No doubt , this world is painted by you on the screen of consciousness and is entirely your own private world .
Only your sense " I AM " , though in the world , is not of the world .
By no effort of logic or imagination can you change the " I AM " into " I AM NOT " .
In the very denial of your being you assert it .
Once you realize that the world is your own projection , you are free of it .
You need not free yourself of a world that does not exist , except in your imagination .
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