Q. What does the true Self feel and sound like?
A. Your question is like ‘What does the air feel and sound like?’. It feels and sounds like every wind. The true Self feels and sounds like what and how you feel and hear. Whatever you see and hear, whatever you do or say, and however you feel, all of these are actions of the true Self because not only you but also all your surroundings are part of the true Self.
Air is non-dual, but there are a lot of different forms of wind. No matter how many different forms of wind there are, they are one as air. The true Self is to forms or illusions as air is to winds. In other words, however many different forms there are, all of them are one as the true Self. Our problem is that we don’t know the truth that everything is one as the true Self just like every wind is one as air.
The reason that things look and sound different is that each of us has a different viewpoint according to his karma. That is, each of us has a different perspective according to the memories he has; what memories he has and how many memories he has. In brief, each of us lives a different life due to different illusions resulting from different karma.
Student: “What is the true Self like?”
Master: “You already showed it.”
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