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Out of the nothingness, the ‘I am’ or beingness has come, there is no individual, the knowledge ‘I am’- not the individual – has to go back to its source.

It’s very difficult to formulate any descriptions or words for the state prior to the ‘I am’ or beingness. Some words that have been commonly used are nothingness, emptiness, fullness, void, eternity, totality or even the Absolute or ‘Parabrahman’. Whatever maybe the word the ‘I am’ appears to have arisen on it and is sometimes called its source. The individual comes much later in the picture and as you revert it is the pure ‘I am’ or beingness that remains, so it this knowledge ‘I am’ that has to go back to its source. There is no question of a non-existent individual anywhere.
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