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Ignorance — The Master Deceiver

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“Take a moment to close your eyes; sit up straight and just relax. Now ask yourself, who you really are. You might probably find yourself having answers as follows; like, you are a teacher, a student, a priest, a devotee, a doctor, an engineer, a manager, or, a father, a mother and so on. These are but the roles assigned by life to your body-mind construct. It is perfectly okay to use them for the purpose of convenience in your daily life, but most often, we identify with the role so completely that we take it to be an identity of us. We forget that by thinking so about ourselves we are in reality identifying with a social mask and a transient station of life that can go away any moment. If all these roles, situations and positions are taken away from us, we continue to be who we are in our very essence. All these are situations and roles have hardly anything to do with what we really are at the core of our being. — Excerpt from the bookAwakening Inner Guru” by Banani Ray and Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)

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Ignorance of our true nature is the reason behind our false identifications. ~ Banani Ray

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Pure Silence is the Essence of our Being

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“Our real Self has a non-self nature. It is the level existing beyond the thoughts. You can feel it as a sky-like emptiness that encompasses When extroverted, this self-aware silence manifests as the cosmic ‘I am’ that exists in all beings as their ‘I’. Even though it exists in the woman, it is not a woman. Even though it exists in a man, it is not a man. It is without form, color or any other attributes. We have superimposed different notions onto it. On this sense of pure being, we superimpose notions like “I am a man, a woman, an American, or an Indian”, identifying with a body and a society where this body was born. everything. This pure silence, as pure awareness of being, existing at the core of our existence, is our real essence. — Excerpt from the bookAwakening Inner Guru” by Banani Ray and Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)

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Pure silence, as pure awareness of being, existing at the core of our existence, is our real essence. ~ Banani Ray