PS Malik had explained the fallacy of your identity. The attributes of your existence which you know as your identity are so fallacious that you cannot rely upon them. To look into this new horizon of your existence, please go through this article …
PS Malik tells: Who am I?
.. "Who are you?"
You are likely to utter, “I am Ramesh from London.”
"And if you weren’t not of London, would you still be Ramesh?" may be the next question.
“Of course… I …" Ramesh might have replied.
"And if you were not Ramesh?" the question is likely to be continued "Would you still be you? If you were crippled, or old – if you became a leper, or lost your manhood – who would you be then?"
"I don’t know -"
An irony in this passage is that Ramesh, at that point, is traveling under a false identity.
The questionnaire presumes one of the great answers to the question of identity, which is that we have an inner essence which defines our self, the various attributes being trappings like the clothes we wear.
There is an old story that purports to explain the difference between Eastern and Western philosophical approaches. in Europe there was a mountain. a famous Guru dwelt on the mountain. One day a would-be disciple made his way to the Guru’s hermitage and asked:Oh, Guru, What is the Answer? To which the Guru would have replied:
What is the Question? In India also there was a mountain. It too was home to a famous Guru. One day a would-be disciple made his way to the Guru’s hermitage and asked: Oh, Guru, What is the Answer? To which the Guru would have replied:
Who is asking?
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