Saturday, 11 January 2014
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In the case of the following quote, what is the difference between "I-ness" and "the Self"?

"Live without the feeling of ‘I-ness’, and attachment. Restrain the senses. Observe the rules of right conduct. Get purity of the heart. Hear the Truth. Abide in the Self. Be happy."

- Swami Sivananda

I understand "the Self" as The Being, and the virtues and qualities it contains intrinsically. Would it be appropriate to say that "I-ness" is referring to all the internal states which contradict the qualities of The Being?

Thank you.
8 years ago
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#5319
Accepted Answer
Sivananda uses "Self" in reference to Brahma / Atman.

I-ness relates to our sense of self: personality and ego.

Study this course; it explains these terms:

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

8 years ago
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#5319
Accepted Answer
Sivananda uses "Self" in reference to Brahma / Atman.

I-ness relates to our sense of self: personality and ego.

Study this course; it explains these terms:

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

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