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apparently split into innumerable, finite false "I's," giving rise to separative individualized existence.

 

In short, it is the One real "I" that plays the part of innumerable finite false "I's" in multifarious ways and in varying degrees.

 

The main support of false "I" is ignorance. False "I" utilizes three channels or means for its expressions—the gross body (the physical body), the subtle body (the energy), and the mental body (the mind).

 

In other words, with the support of ignorance the real "I" takes itself as false "I" and Iooks to derive fun out of the situation. In doing this, the later "I" continuously gets set-backs and endures great suffering. Eventually, the real "I" gets fed up and stops playing the part of false "I."

 

As soon as the real "I" stops playing the part of the false "I" it becomes conscious of its (real) pristine state. This consciousness is eternal. And it also realizes that being eternally happy its experience of being fed up was shear nonsensical ignorance . . .

 

The real "I" when playing the part of false "I,"as the false "I," whatever it does, sees, feels, thinks, understands, says, is false, because the false "I" is virtually false itself.

 

II.

 

 

The aim of all yogas is one. The aim is that the false ego or the falsity of the Split Ego should disappear and the real ego be manifested in its reality.

 

In other words, the real "I" which plays the part of the false "I" should completely forget to play the part and assert itself as it really is.

 

It becomes impossible for the real "I" to completely* forget that it is playing the part of false "I" But the real "I" tries to forget the part it plays of the false "I" through action (karma-yoga).

 

For example, take Eruch. His is the real "I" within, but as Eruch, he is the false "I.” Now the real "I" within Eruch tries to forget that it is playing only the part of the false "I," as Eruch. While trying to do so, the false "I" as Eruch, tries its best to serve so many other false ”I's.” But the fun is that one false "I" in its struggle to forget, efface itself, remembers so many other false "I's," while bent upon serving them!

 

*[sic-'completely' taken from ERRATA printed in Volume 6 No. 1 page 33-webmaster-JK 2008]

 

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