Awareness - by Siddhaswarupananda
"Awareness" refers to that inseparable, essential, inherent attribute of yours, the self, which enables you to perceive thoughts, feelings, the world, etc., and indeed your own existence (self awareness = awareness that "I am").
It is natural for us to want to be happy, satisfied, and free. But due to ignorance of our true identity, our natural longing becomes misdirected and leads to further bondage and unhappiness.
If you know you're not the body, then you will probably have deeper, more spiritual goals in life. This will make you see the desires of your senses as something to control, not succumb to. Because you'll see your material desires as distinct from your true desires, you'll make an attempt to curb your material desires so they don't get in your way.
Jagad Guru Chris Butler - Science of Identity Foundation
This is what many people, very influential powerful people, want you to believe - that you are just a computer robot. One of the ways that they try to convince you that you are a computer robot is by trying to convince you that computer robots are persons.
It is a fact that no matter how much sense gratification a person gets, he will never be satisfied.
"There's a saying: 'Misery likes company.' So-called religious fanatics are so miserable that they want to create as much havoc in society as possible. They want others to join them in their misery."
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