pure being #2

The person is a very small thing.
Actually it is a composite,
it cannot be said to exist by itself.
Unperceived, it is just not there.
It is but the shadow of the mind,
the sum total of memories.
Pure being is reflected
in the mirror of the mind,
as knowing.
What is known
takes the shape of a person,
based on memory and habit.
It is but a shadow,
or a projection of the knower
onto the screen of the mind.

Nisargadatta Maharaj,
found in
Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment
by Jed McKenna.

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