|14. The 'I am' is
the permanent link in the succession of events called life, be at
the link 'I am' only and go beyond it.
Conception, birth and infancy, these are the beginnings of your
being where the 'I am' lies dormant. Then there is the spontaneous
appearance of the non-verbal feeling 'I am' around say three years
of age. On this foundation of the knowledge 'I am' is built a large
structure of words, ideas and concepts and very soon it is 'I am so
and so' and so forth. The pure 'I am' is contaminated and it piles
on right from childhood to old age, but in all the succession of
events, the 'I am' lies at the base and has always been there. The
'I am' is an unbroken link throughout your life, so come back to it,
abide there and try to transcend it, for there lies your True being.