|45. The state of
being, which is the message 'I am', without words, is common to all,
change begins only with the mind-flow.
That stage when the message 'I am' had just arrived and was
word-free is common to all. Everybody goes through this period, the
non-verbal state, only knowing that 'you are' or 'I am'. In this
stage there only exists the opposite 'you are not' or 'I am not'.
Your movements from 'I am' to 'I am not' or vice-versa occur quite
spontaneously with no volition at all. Changes begin as soon you are
taught words or language and very soon the concepts take over, your
verbal life or the mindflow begins. Along with these come the three
states of being awake, dreaming or deep sleep and you believe that
you are an individual with a body and mind functioning in this
world. Now, you meet the Guru and he tells you to rediscover this
long lost wordless, nascent 'I am'. It is still there and you have
to relive it - that is the 'Sadhana' (the Practice).