A. When you are not enlightened, you are not even sure whether or not you have the true-self, because you have not realised it through experience. When you are enlightened, there is nothing that doesn’t have the true-self since you realise that everything is from the true-self and non-dual. Everything, whether living or non-living, is to the true-self as all winds, whether a breeze or a storm, are to air.
Student: “What is the true-self like?”
Master: “All you see and hear is nothing but the true-self. It is the way it is.”
Student: “Why can’t I see the true-self instead of things?”
Master: “It’s because your eyes and ears are covered with the names of things.”
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