Bhajana

Satsang and Soul

Presence

Presence, You, I, is the witness and the substance of every experience. And as there is nothing other than experience, Presence is everything. 

As witness it is knowing. As substance it is being. 
But knowing and being are not two distinct aspects of Presence. They are seamlessly one.
Presence knows a thing by being that thing. And Presence is a thing by knowing that thing. 
It is what I am. 
This identity of knowing and being is our most intimate and direct experience. In fact it is all that is ever experienced. 
It is known as love. 

This Presence is and it is present. If it were not, and were not present, it would not be Presence. 
Have we, that is, this Presence, ever experienced the absence of Presence? 
What would be present to know this absence? 
We, that is, Presence, cannot know its own absence, because it would have to be present in that knowing, as that knowing. 
There is never an experience of the absence of Presence.
Into what could Presence disappear? Into that which is non-existent?
How could that which is disappear into or become, that which is not?
And from what would Presence appear in the first place?
If Presence was not present, what would there be?
Non-existence? But non-existence cannot be.
Therefore non-existence is non-existent. Only Presence is.
And if Presence is ever-present and everything is that Presence, can anything disappear?
No thing ever ceases to be because no thing ever comes into existence.
The substance or being of every apparent object is only Presence, and Presence always is.
There is only one substance, substantial, immutable, un-mysterious, always known, always experienced, never not being.

there is nothing other than experience, Presence is everything.
As witness it is knowing. As substance it is being.
But knowing and being are not two distinct aspects of Presence. They are seamlessly one.
Presence knows a thing by being that thing. And Presence is a thing by knowing that thing.
It is what I am. 
This identity of knowing and being is our most intimate and direct experience. In fact it is all that is ever experienced.

It is known as love.