M. All this conceptualizing, all this articulation, has been taking place only after the original concept arose that you are. What was the position before this concept arose? At that time did you have any concepts, any needs?
Q. Like deep sleep?
M. This concept that it is like deep sleep is not incorrect, but it is still a concept, and the original state is beyond concepts.
Q. What is the fact now?
M. That you are awake is itself a concept at this moment. Let this sink in.
Q. It's a movie.
M. Go back to the source: before this concept of beingness, "I Am," arose, what was your state?
Q. I don't know.
M. That which you don't know, that is the right state. Everything that comes after this consciousness is attained, is like a dose of salts - it is useless, consciousness is useless.
Q. So the search, all aspects of it, belongs to the same?
M. Throw away every thought, every experience, everything that happens after this consciousness has come. Other than throwing it away as useless, there is nothing to be done beyond this firm understanding in which you become more and more absorbed.