The identification with body and mind is a thought. A tenacious thought. The mind and body have as much to do with you, Awareness, as a passing bus, donkey, holy man or clown. It is an error to identify such things, the objects in Awareness, with who you really are, i.e. Awareness.

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Who Would Identify with a Passing Mule?

[Oshana]

Robert Amory, (cont.)

The identification with body and mind is a thought. A tenacious thought. The mind and body have as much to do with you, Awareness, as a passing bus, donkey, holy man or clown. It is an error to identify such things, the objects in Awareness, with who you really are, i.e. Awareness.

No effort is required to be who you are. The effort is superfluous. You can grunt, groan and sweat, or simply lay on a beach drinking coconut and pineapple juice. It makes no difference you will still be you.

You can try using effort to stop identifying with Robert Amory but first see who is observing all this and then the mistaken identity will fall away.

Oshana

[Robert]

So, when you say, that we can drop identification with the body and thoughts, I can only conjecture that you mean CONSCIOUS or DELIBERATE effort at preserving a particular aspect of the matrix of feelings and thoughts. Or, alternatively, it could be an unconscious effort to preserve some kind of exclusive inner perspective, to the exclusion of other thought/feelings.

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