This is a passage in Nisargadatta (I Am That)
I’ve been returning to this past week:
I love this passage.
With respect to “knowing the mind,”
what occurs for me is that some thoughts,
memories, and feelings are tight-woven nets
that “I” appear to get trapped in.
Then I will recognize the trap, “the fall,”
as it were, and I’ll tell myself,
“This is a bubble of Awareness;
you don’t have to consolidate there”
(though really, that is nonverbal).
Usually, that recognition dissolves
the “thought trap”.
But it happens over and over, all day long.
It’s like a pulsation,
like a tiny life/death experience
(though I don’t want to sound dramatic).
And then there are days when I seem
to only be the thought traps,
days when I rarely dissolve them.
I know I’m not really “in control”
of this process,
and liberation is not something
I can choose or compel.
I just wonder if others
experience the mind this way.
Peace and love,