The sweetness is the nature of sugar;
sweetness is there only so long as the sugar is present. Once the sugar
has been consumed or thrown away, there is no more sweetness. So this
knowledge "I am," this consciousness, this feeling or sense of
Being, is the quintessence of the body. And if that body essence is
gone, this feeling, the sense of Being, will also have gone. This sense
of Being cannot remeain without the body, just as sweetness cannot
remain without the material, which is sugar.
Visitor: What remains then?
Maharaj: What remains is the Original, which is
unconditioned, without attributes, and without identity: that on which
this temporary state of the consciousness and the three states and the
three gunas have come and gone. It is called Parabrahman, the Absolute.
This is my basic teaching.
Ultimate Medicine," p. 35