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I am It

"Thou art That" (Chandogya Upanishad 6.8.7 of the Sama Veda) You wanna know what’s something you are not? It is that easy. Take a piece of paper, divide it into two parts with a pen, entitle the left side as “I”, the right one – “It” and then think twice about who you are. A mate? A son? A spouse? A father? Etcetera. Write down them on the left and think again. What’s It? A pen? A paper? The writing table you are sitting at? The house you’re living in? Write down them all on the right side and then cross out the features which are neither You nor It. Is “I” of you entirely determined by features “man”, “taxpayer”, “citizen”? Cross features out. Cross out everything that’s not the real Itness which includes all sets of Its throughout the universe, reducing both lists until just “I” and “It” remain. Read the result aloud... Hm, I am It. The rest is I am not. 01.08.2019 Something I Am Not Poetry Contest Sponsored by: craig cornish

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Date: 8/15/2019 2:39:00 PM
I think you have a very philosophical side to you! This was clever and unique!
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Date: 8/5/2019 8:58:00 AM
Dear collegues, I'm so glad to see you liked this humble poem. No, I'm happy! Rays of love)
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Date: 8/5/2019 5:31:00 AM
It is a fun read, and when you do it, it is clear why it is a fun read. It is a fun activity too!
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Date: 8/1/2019 6:10:00 AM
What an interesting write! You give a lot of thought to “it” ;)
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Date: 8/1/2019 3:41:00 AM
This is really interesting Kurt. I shall have to try it. Nicely done my friend. xxoo : )
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Date: 7/31/2019 11:29:00 PM
Kurt, I like this poem. A very philosophical journey to the center of 'I' and 'it'. -Richard
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