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The mind does NOT ‘expand’ or ‘evolve’ or ‘ascend’ into Truth, it gathers information from the world of dreams based on the past. This accumulated archive of facts allows the body-mind-identity called ‘me’ to navigate this dream, however it does NOT bring about a state of unbroken Peace, Freedom and Joy since that information is based on the fiction of separation. It ‘does’ provide the illusion of ‘control’ to a greater or lesser extent and as a result the entire currently existing system of education is celebrated by most of humanity. As Ramana said: “All knowledge is learned ignorance” … and must eventually be un-learned.

The expansion of Awareness comes about in proportion to the ‘fading’ of this personal ‘I’, which blocks the Light of Truth with its imitation knowledge.

Self Discovery and Self Inquiry: A Handbook for the Pathless-Path to Freedom

BOOKS by John McIntosh

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