Q. Who am I? Why am I here?

A. Although these two questions may sound different from each other, they are in fact the same. If you find the answer to one question, the other is solved by itself. In other words, if you realise who you are, you naturally come to see why you are here, or if you realise why you are here, you naturally realise who you are.

In order to find the answer to your questions, ask yourself what you are when all the names attached to you, which define your identity, are removed. Try to see and hear things without attaching the words describing them to them. They are all just imaginary labels created by people and not the essence of your or their being. That is why ancient masters would say, “Remove all you can from yourself, until only what cannot be discarded is left and you will see the essence of your being.”

©Boo Ahm

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