786…the Self is All—om sat chi ananda—from the Upanishads…..
14 As gold covered by earth shines bright after it has been purified, so also the yogi, realising the truth of Atman, becomes one with the non—dual Atman, attains the goal and is free from grief
15 And when the yogi beholds the real nature of Brahman, through the Knowledge of the Self, radiant as a lamp, then, having known the unborn and immutable Lord, who is untouched by ignorance and its effects, he is freed from all fetters.
SELF SEE SELF THE SELF IS ALL…the true nature of Self is Sat(truth), Chi(consciousness). Ananda(bliss). the most important question a seeker can ask is “Who am I?” When Moses asked God His/Her Name the answer came back “I Am that I Am.” this is the answer to the question Who am I. I am that I Am is God saying “I Am the state of awareness, the state of I Am, that exist in you as You.” The I Am consciousness that exists in all Beings is God, Allah, Brahman, the true Self. The fact that we can say the words “I Am” proves our identity with God. the very consciousness of I Am/Being/Existence is GOD. the sufis say “God is, and nothing exist but God.”
in Sanskrit the word “Atman” means soul. when the Atman (soul) is purified, the self regains awareness/consciousness of its ONENESS with the non-dual Atman(Spirit-God). the sufi way is known as taskiya tul nafs(purification of the soul). even though a rope may be mistaken for a snake, its true identity was always a rope! The illustrious Buddha taught that “ignorance is the root cause of all suffering.” true knowledge of Self is true knowledge of God. as the Upanishads declare “who is untouched by ignorance and its effects, he is freed from all fetters.” BE AS YOU ARE—love and light—sufi ananda