Nome came to know that the utter absence of individuality (called â€œan egoâ€) is Realization. The ignorance seems to rise with the â€˜Iâ€™-thought and is identical with the â€˜Iâ€™-thought. â€œI want to be free of individuality. I may be free from its appendages in the form of various characteristics, etc. but the â€˜Iâ€™ itself must also disappear. How is the elimination of the individual â€˜Iâ€™ to be brought about?â€ Like this was Nomeâ€™s meditation. Sri Bhagavanâ€™s instructions, â€œCan â€˜Iâ€™ eliminate itself?â€ and â€œFind out that the ego does not exist,â€ revealed, upon inquiry, the answer that the ego does not exist.
The Maharshiâ€™s teaching lays out the direct pathâ€”Who am I? â€”and this is the ultimate guidance. â€œAre there two selves, one to realize the other?â€ This instruction blows away the dust of dualism and reveals Sri Bhagavanâ€™s silent presence. This is what Nomeâ€™s inquiry revealed.