Friday, 17 July 2015

How can I know what is my real identity?

Dear Achint,
am I answering someone, am I replying to someone who does not know his real identity? Am I talking to someone who believes he is somebody, he is actually not? And if that is the case, how will that ignorant mind understand?
Who is asking? Achint is asking. ‘Somebody’ is asking me this question, some ‘identity‘ is asking me this question. Right? You are always in an identity in your mind. You are always ‘somebody’. If I ask you to write something about yourself, you will write so many things about yourself, you are somebody in your mind.
So Achint is asking this question to me as ‘somebody’. Now if this somebody who is asking me this question is deeply mistaken about who he is, then it will be impossible to communicate. Why? Because his identity is his immediate reality, he deeply believes in it. If I refer to him as ‘Pranav’ he will not respond. Why? Because he is deeply convinced of his identity as ‘Achint ’.
Don’t we all deeply believe in our identities? Aren’t we greatly convinced about them? We are. Now if he is greatly convinced that he is ‘Achint’ and he asks me that what is my real identity, then my reply would be, “What can I say about your real identity. You already know that you are ‘Achint’.You are deeply convinced that you are ‘Achint’.”
If I ask you Achint, to write twenty statements beginning with ‘I am’, you would gleefully write twenty statements about yourself in five minutes. Now when you are so clear so clear about who you are, when you are so clear about your identity, then how can anybody give an answer to your question?
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