Letters of Sri Aurobindo
2. Integral Yoga and Other Paths
Fragment ID: 69
The illusionist metaphors all fail when you drive them home – they are themselves an illusion. Identification with the body is an error, not an illusion. We are not the body, but the body is still something of ourselves. With realisation the erroneous identification ceases – in certain experiences the existence of the body is not felt at all. In the full realisation the body is within us, not we in it, it is an instrumental formation in our wider being,– our consciousness exceeds but also pervades it,– it can be dissolved without our ceasing to be the self. That is about all.
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