The spiritual search is always for something better, something different. We hear of liberation or enlightenment and believe it will make our life better, make us special.
What we really seek is to know what we are.
We've tried everything - mantras, tantras, yantras, satsangs, meditation, yoga, reading, chanting, shaktipat, dressed spiritual, talked spiritual, acted spiritual...
Nothing has ever worked...
Someone comes along and invites us to find out what we are, what we REALLY are. To look directly at what we really are - discarding all the spiritual concepts and beliefs and practices. To really LOOK at what is the Truth of what we are - NOW.
We say "I am a person, I am a man/woman, I have this job, I have a family". But this is only describing the story, describing the activities or appearances.
What ARE you?
Can you deny that you ARE? What is that sense of BEINGNESS? What is that "I" that we speak of? Is it really that limited body-mind? Or is it the ground of experience? What does BEING feel like?
What present experience makes it impossible to deny that you are? What is it about NOW that you cannot deny your BEINGNESS?
Isn't it that "I" - that sense of "I AM"? Doesn't the appearance of the world and the body-mind appear in THAT? Right in that "I", that "I AM"?
The "I AM" is the "container" - this very Consciousness is the ground of all "things" that appear.
The "True Self" is never hidden - it is just YOU. No matter where you look or what is happening, THERE YOU ARE. YOU are the basis for all that appears. That "I AM" is undeniable and inseparable from any "thing" that happens.
What are you, in this very moment? Not tomorrow or in 5 minutes or 5 seconds - what are you NOW?
This immediate, direct SEEing is all there is - this "I AM", this sense of BEINGNESS which is undeniable and never requires a concept or belief to know or find or grasp. The very world appears in YOU!
You ARE and have only ever BEEN this Consciousness seeing itself, this Oneness being itself.