“But the fullness and real significance of these words lies in the fact that they do not arise from thinking but from the silence behind thought, the ‘I am’.
The answers appear in this silence, the openness that is present in the absence of a personal entity, and they are permeated with ‘the perfume’ of their source.
In this lies their transformative power: they arise out of and point to our real nature, our autonomy, at every moment. They are thus a constant challenge, a challenge to belief, education and common sense. They free us from the reflex to take ourselves for a somebody, a thinker, a seeker, a doer, a sufferer.”