15. The ‘I am’ is the sum total of all that
you perceive, it’s time-bound, the ‘I am’
itself is an illusion, you are not the ‘I
am’ you are prior to it.
Since the ‘I am’ is the continuous link throughout
all the events in your life it quite obviously forms
the sum total of all your perception. It is the very
basis of your perception, no ‘I am’ no perception.
This ‘I am’ is an illusion, for like a dream it has
spontaneously appeared on you and one day it will
disappear. All that appears and disappears cannot
be true and since you are a witness to it you stand
apart. You are not the ‘I am’ but prior to it.