Only this!

What is being pointed to in these posts is so simple that it can be overlooked.

It is not more reading that will get you there.

There is no "there" to get to.

This is the clearest pointer:

Even if the body named Sukhbir passes away, the consciousness that has written these words is the same consciousness that is reading them right now! There is no difference. Only the passing away of name and form. I can't pass away.

Suffering

"I want something that I don't have."

Drop "don't have", and the "want something" still remains. This is suffering.

Drop "want something", and the suffering goes away.

Drop "I", and what remains? Without "I" can suffering even occur?

Without "I", who is there to suffer?

Not there Yet

Q. I am not there yet.

A. Where do you want to be?

Q. I want to get to the point where I am the Self at all times. I am not there yet.

A. The thought "I am not there yet." is occurring in the presence of who?

Q. It is occurring in my presence.

A. Therefore you have to be there to prior to the thought. In fact, you are the background on which all your thoughts appear. That background, which is not an object, is what you are already. All thoughts and appearances are only possible if this background is there. This background is YOU. Without you, nothing exists. This being the case, what are you other than the Self at all times?

"I" am HERE NOW.

"I am on my bed," is just a story (thought). The truth is, I AM HERE.

"I walk to the bathroom," is just a story (thought). The truth is, I AM HERE.

"I am out of the bathroom," is just a story (thought). The truth is, I AM HERE.

"I am in the car on the way to work," is just a story (thought). The truth is, I AM HERE.

"I am now at my workplace," is just a story (thought). The truth is, I AM HERE.

"I am now at my favorite lunch place," is just a story (thought). The truth is I AM HERE.

"I am now on the way home," is just a story (thought). The truth is I AM HERE.

Wherever this body moves, I am ALWAYS HERE.

Where can I BE? Everywhere and yet nowhere! Everywhere and yet NOW HERE!

Effort to Find Self - An Absurd Notion

So you want to get to know yourself.

What do you do?

Some close their eyes and try to feel the presence within them.

Others try to see everything as one.

Still others try to see that they don't exist.

Realize that all three and all other variations of practices imply effort.

Do you need effort to know you exist?

Do you need effort to know what you are?

Do you need effort to see what is?

Even if you close your eyes to feel the presence, you are aware that you have closed the eyes to feel the presence. You are Here already whether the eyes are open or closed.

Even if you try to see everything as one, you are aware that there are thoughts about seeing everything as one. You are Here already whether these thoughts are there or not.

Even if you try to see that there is no personal identity, you are aware of the presence looking to see that there is no personal identity. You are Here already whether you find the identity or not.

You are Here prior to all activities. You are Here during all activities. You are Here "after" all activities. You ARE the Screen on which ALL ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE.

YOU ARE THIS ALREADY, HERE, NOW.