We are not the body nor the mind, but at the same time we have to be the body and mind since we are the ALL, give me your explanation?

Maya/the illusion is when someone is bound and emprisoned by the material world and believes it to be the absolute reality separating himself from his true Self. However paradoxally, if you say that you are not the mind nor the body, but the spirit/soul then you are again separating yourself from the all as you make yourself distinct from the Material world. Would it not be more correct to say that we are the ALL which would including being our own mind and body - feelings,thoughts,emotions,memories etc...?

What is the meaning of detaching from the body and mind, this would just gain the same effect as thinking you are the mind and body hence you separate yourself from one aspect of God once again, ever thought of that one?

  • Good question. You are indeed even world as well, to realize this world as your own self is called as Shiv Vyapti. But to realize world as your own self you will have to first achieve Ātma Vyapti which is to realize you are separate from the world. You are currently object ( enjoyer), to become subject ( witness) you will need to practice meditation to reject notion of duality. When subjective state remains constant one knows the truth. Once knower is fully established, there comes a state ( Shiv Vyapti) then your consciousness expands & your very body becomes universe. – Mr. Sigma. Jul 7 '17 at 18:36
  • Rejecting world mentally ( not physically) is actually a meditation technique. I'm not this, not this, not this. This is contemplation on Neti Neti. – Mr. Sigma. Jul 7 '17 at 18:38
  • Oh thank you! So if I get you right: It's NOT that we are NOT the body or the mind and it's NOT that we are only the soul needing to separate from the body/mind, but rather we are "everything" and "nothing" including our body,mind,soul,thoughts,emotions,feelings,and even that which our body does not percieve. We are Maya but also not Maya and we are everything physical/material but at the same time WE are not JUST the physical and material. Did I get it? :P – Prefer anonymous Jul 7 '17 at 18:43
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    Wow, very good! I like your explanation. I think this was the best explanation and made it very very clear. – Prefer anonymous Jul 7 '17 at 19:48
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    But now the questions is...... Just kidding! :D – Prefer anonymous Jul 7 '17 at 19:49

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