“Silence is the key to everything. Everything is answered by remaining silent, because only when we become aware of silence do we become aware of true Self. Adyashanti is 100% correct when he says: “the appropriate self-enquiry question arises out of awareness, not out of thinking”.
And we can always know if it is the right question: if it leads us directly back to silence. On the subtlest level, when we are lost in thought, there is definite contraction that can be felt inwardly and also ‘outwardly’ in a tensing of muscles around the eyes and face. When we are aware and thought-free, there is expansion and an immediate relaxing. And whatever we are doing, saying or involved in, the pure ground of our being, which is Silence, is always present amidst the noise and the action.
That which is witnessing, is I AM, pure awareness, and beyond that, is the witness of the witness. Enquiring into this is impossible for the mind, as it is beyond the mind.
The question: ‘ Can the see-er Itself be seen?’ When this question is ‘dropped in’, our enquiry goes very deep, and then this question acts like a tool that reveals something – or rather REMOVES something – this question, contemplated deeply, will eventually remove all the obstacles to clear-seeing, which is why Mooji calls it ‘ the Piranha question. It is as though the Light if your awareness touches another light – it is in fact Awareness, aware of Itself, and is of course, the same Light.”