What Are We?
What is most basic to human existence?
The fact of awareness.
Awareness is more fundamental than body, more fundamental than emotion, more fundamental than mind.
Most fundamental is not what we are aware of—but the simple fact that we are always aware.
That constant reality of awareness is what Adi Da calls "Consciousness Itself".
Not consciousness of anything—such as a bodily sensation, an emotion, or a thought, or a person or thing in our environment—but Consciousness Itself.
In fact, Consciousness Itself is our real identity—we are Consciousness Itself.
Because Consciousness Itself is the reality that pervades all of human existence, Adi Da calls it "the True Water of life"—the deep well of Truth that is the real Source of our living.
To know that we are Consciousness Itself grants sanity, freedom, and happiness to the heart—despite the trials of our mortal existence.
And the reality that we are Consciousness Itself is a message that Adi Da wanted all human beings to receive.
Adi Da's communication here is his gift to you.