YOU ARE THAT.
YOU CANNOT KNOW EXISTENCE LIKE YOU KNOW AN OBJECT.
YOUR KNOWING AND YOUR BEING OF IT IS ONE AND THE SAME.
THERE IS NO DIVISION OF KNOWER, KNOWING, AND THE OBJECT KNOWN WHEN IT COMES TO KNOWING YOURSELF.
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU EXIST?
DID YOU SEE YOURSELF AS AN OBJECT?
YOUR KNOWING YOU EXIST IS SELF-CONTAINED IN YOUR BEING.
YOU CAN'T DENY THAT YOU ARE.
YOU CAN'T DENY KNOWING THAT YOU ARE.
AND YOU CAN'T DENY EITHER THAT THERE IS NO (separate) "YOU" THAT "KNOWS" THAT YOU ARE.
IT IS OF ONE TASTE.
THE TASTER IS THE TASTE AND THE TASTED.
Q. Master, the scriptures say that this world is an appearance. It is like seeing something which is not really there. They say it is like seeing the snake on a rope.
A. That's old and incomplete.
Q. What do you mean by that?
A. Those were pointers, they were contemporary pointers dependent on their place and time. That's why if you get too hung up on the words, you will not get anything from it.
Q. What would today's pointer be like?
A. Look at this world as a virtual reality simulation. Not only is the snake and rope that are appearing not really there, the one that is seeing the snake and the rope is also not there!
But don't get hung up on the words. Look to what they are pointing. They are always only pointing to what you really are. ALWAYS! WHY? BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING ELSE!
"... words, however carefully chosen, rejected, screened, cannot, owing to their nature, fulfill their limited role as long as their reader takes them to 'himself', seeks to use them for 'himself', and sees the illusory character of everything in the Universe except that of the reader."
- from Preface of The Tenth Man by Wei Wu Wei