When we say “I” it can have many different meanings both for the speaker and the recipient…
- It can refer to this body and personality (often only the parts that fit with an abstract self-image)
- It can refer to the nature of mind – the awareness empty of characteristics – functioning through a small self
- It can refer to the combination of the nature of mind and the small self
- It can refer to Big Mind, that which embraces the Absolute and the Relative
For example, when the words “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” (Mt. 18:20) were spoken, that which spoke was not identified with the small self called Jesus but with Christ, or Big Mind.