This ordinary everyday awareness that we point to is the base that is referred to over and over again in this so called Advaita teaching. This non conceptual awareness that you always and ever ‘are’ is ineffable and inexpressible in words and concepts, yet you cannot negate it at any time or place, nor can you grasp it with any concept whatsoever. This is the very crux of the matter and needs to be understood and seen from the very core of your being. No one else can ever see this for you so to speak, each one has to see-know it for themselves.
The subject as ever is non duality – not two now or ever, just THIS nothing else. I am That – the I am principal – I am infinitely and eternally. This I am principal is timeless and ever-present and it is imperative that one ceases to ignore it, and instead acknowledges it in this immediacy by directly noticing this impersonal presence of awareness and having an affectionate awareness of being. Be warm towards this I amness without words or concepts. Love this I amness without words, this self-evident pure and simple ‘fact’ of your own being, for in it is the very fullness of everlasting life.
This colorless, formless essence of all knowing awareness holds infinite riches beyond your wildest dreams. This ‘glassy essence’ or transparency is what Shakespeare refers to in his great play “Measure to Measure”. For, ‘ignorant of what he is most assured – his glassy essence (his transparency – awareness-emptiness), like an angry ape plays such tricks before high heaven as would make the angels weep’.
Oh yes, if we ignore our “glassy essence”, our ever-present non conceptual awareness which is nothing (no thing) to the time-bound mind, the “me” of memory; then we are all very much in danger of acting like angry apes. Stop ignoring this “glassy essence” and realize directly that you yourself are THAT non dual Absolute. The cognizing or ‘knowing’ is ever-present, simply actualize, re-cognize the Maha Vakya or great word – Tat Tvam Asi – Thou art That! I am That! The ancients who realized this for themselves and proclaimed it in the writings and Scriptures that they left for posterity were not wrong. This is known for certain here, and the same can be true for you if you follow up this investigation and enquiry for yourself. You will find if you are truly and genuinely earnest in regard to this Great Matter; that the false( the person, the imagined separate entity “me”, Mr or Mrs So and So) can’t stand up to investigation.