"I Lost It" - Excerpt from Sri Mooji's Writing on Water

The voice that says,
'I lost it!'
or 'How can I stay there?'
is the attention personified, not you.
Therefore, don't believe it!
Remain as Silence.

this powerful pointer is from Sri Mooji's book: Writing on Water (Spontaneous Utterances, Insights and Drawings)

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  2. Lol. I can see how this excerpt would confuse you without any context, so let me clarify. The voice he's referring to is the noisy chatter of the mind which forever YAPS away at us, preventing us from achieving stillness. A person trying to empty their mind is going to run across this noisy internal banter and it's going to make it seem difficult to achieve any progress. Your mind will bother you by saying things like "gaaah, this is going no where!" or "How can I stay there? -At that place of stillness?" Mooji tells us that these voices inside of our head only distract us when we believe that such voices -are you-. Instead, he says that they are NOT you! When he says that these voices are just a natural personification of our attention, he's saying trying to get us to understand that -even those voices- which you think are your own, are in a sense, coming from somewhere else, just as if someone else were saying them to you. Therefore, he says, you mustn't believe those voices, are remain in a position of someone who is simply observing these things been said which would, of course, normally distract you. -Spektr

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