WHO OR WHAT AM I ?
The principle of forgetfulness
seems to come with us through our
conception. We seem to be born into hell but are ignorant of
it as we are
ignorant from whence we came. A kind of unconsciousness seems
to be the lot of the initial infant
consciousness. If I understand it
correctly, Ken Wilber and other sages have said that the ascent,
if you will,
of consciousness, is the inner development of awareness
in transcendent terms, from the cradle. States of consciousness
really realms of consciousness leading to the subtle and causal realms
of Wilbers for example. It is
in these higher realms that one might
encounter ones own archetype- ones original being that arises out of
the one divine
reality and to which it dissolves back into. It is seen
at this level that the one is the only real existence and that
is subject to the causal spirit. This awareness of the unity principle
is an experiential
discovery by man, down the deep spiritual paths
of the ages. It goes without saying that parallel to this nondual
of life is the dualistic vision , if it can be called a vision,
and therein lies most of the world's confusion. ' To be
is to quarrel '
says Alan Watts, or all man's confusion is a case of ' mistaken
identity, says Douglas harding.
answer to the question 'what am I' is 'what everything else is'
and what everything else is, is the work of the causal