|15. The 'I am' is
the sum total of all that you perceive, it's time-bound, the 'I am'
itself is an illusion, you are not the 'I am' you are prior to it.
Since the 'I am' is the continuous link throughout all the events
in your life it quite obviously forms the sum total of all your
perception. It is the very basis of your perception, no 'I am' no
perception. This 'I am' is an illusion, for like a dream it has
spontaneously appeared on you and one day it will disappear. All
that appears and disappears cannot be true and since you are a
witness to it you stand apart. You are not the 'I am' but prior to