Conversations For Transformation:
Essays Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard
Conversations For Transformation
Essays By Laurence Platt
Inspired By The Ideas Of Werner Erhard
That Thou Art
Exertec Health and Fitness Center,
August 24, 2009
"Tat twam asi."
... ancient Sanskrit pronouncement from the Upanishads translating
to "That thou art"
are speaking ...
You say with
"In contradistinction, I do know, I alwaysknow when I'm not ... being ... my ...
I always know when I'm out of integrity by not being who
I really am. This is the integrity with a hard, clear,
razor thin line. This is the integrity which I'm either
in or I'm not. This is the integrity which
has no gray area. This is the integrity
which has only black or white. This
is the integrity which isn't squishy.".
My question is: what is that which you call
"being ... my ... Self"? What, precisely please,
is that Self?
Nothing. Real context.
Is that Self really your Self?
No, not really. It's not personal. And it's all mine.
Does that Self belong to a me or a you?
No. Belonging is irrelevant in this context ...
AND ... it's yours and mine.
How exactly can anyone ever not be the Self?
Exactly. Only the degree to which people language ie experience they
are the Self, differs.
Is that Self an object which you are or have sometimes, and are not or
don't have other times?
Self (the, your, my) isn't an object. It's the context for all
Yes! Thanks so much ... from Self to Self ... for these cogent and
Memo to you and me both: "Thank Werner".
Indeed. Love in Action!
Ain't but one Self, one Love,
one Life. As the
con men say: "THAT thou art!".
That thou art: "Tat twam asi", as my very basic