Prior to consciousness

Hi Magdi. In the text from Nisargadata below, would you please talk more about his affirmation about: “… and you, the Absolute, will know that you are also not the consciousness…”
From Prior to Consciousness : “Questioner:

Q : In the old days, it says in the Upanishads, any disciple had to stick close to the Guru for one year without opening his mouth, and only then he could ask questions .
M. When he sits in close proximity to a Guru the capacity of his beingness to receive this teaching becomes mature.
His capacity to understand increases. It arises with in him, it does not come from outside him. You must come to a firm decision. You must forget the thought that you are a body and be only the knowledge “I Am,” which has no form, no name. Just be. When you stabilize in that beingness it will give all the knowledge and all the secrets to you, and when the secrets are given to you, you transcend the beingness, and you, the Absolute, will know that you are also not the consciousness. Having gained all this knowledge, having understood what is what, a kind of quietude prevails, a tranquility. Beingness is transcended, but beingness is available.

  • Magdi Badawy Ilse
    Each teacher speaks in his/her way and speaks to a specific person addressing their questions.
    To study the words of teachers who are no longer alive is second hand and not the best way.
    Having said that, Niz refers to consciousness as the personal mind. He refers to the absolute as the ultimate reality.
    This can be confusing when you follow teachings that refer to consciousness as the absolute.
    It is important for language to be consistent. When you are following different teachers who use the same word in different meaning it can result in confusion.

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