is freedom from the feeling 'I am', to have that freedom remain in
the sense 'I am', it's simple, it's crude, yet it works!
The feeling 'I am' is dormant at birth, it appears spontaneously
say around the age of three. It is the essence of the five elements
that make up the body or the food body. The body is a limitation,
and as long as the 'I am' identifies itself with the body there is
no chance of freedom, and death is certain. Eternity or immortality
is possible only when you are free from the 'I am'. For this freedom
to accrue you have to be after the 'I am', understand it, abide in
it and transcend it. Judging from the enormous amount of spiritual
literature available, the understanding, abidance and transcendence
of the 'I am' appears to be too simple and crude a 'Sadhana' or
practice, yet it works!