|18. You must
meditate on the 'I am' without holding on to the body-mind, the 'I
am' is the first ignorance, persist on it and you will go beyond it.
Bring all your attention to the 'I am', meditate on it; try to do
it by keeping the body- mind totally aside. In the beginning the
body-mind will resist this abidance in 'I am', but with practice
they will automatically not interfere. Remember, this 'I am' has
tricked you into believing the unreal so you may call it the first
ignorance. You have to be after this 'I am' constantly only then can
you go beyond it; otherwise it will continue playing games with you.