No Need for Conflict
Rupert Spira: Emptiness and Awareness
If pure knowing or awareness was synonymous with emptiness or blankness, then when the fullness of experience was present awareness would not be present.
If its nature was empty, it could not be present in the fullness of experience.
In this video Rupert clarifies the differences between “ego, or separate self” and “finite mind”:
“It is true that in order to have objective experience, it is necessary for infinite awareness to know experience through the agency of a finite mind; (but) it is not necessary to believe that I am that finite mind.
So the ego, or the apparently separate self, is a belief, it is not simply the functioning of the finite mind.
The finite mind is the character, the clothing that infinite consciousness assumes in order to have objective experience; identification with that finite mind is not necessary, that identification is the activity that I refer to as ego or separate self .
In other words the ego or separate self is not itself an entity, it is the (illusory) activity of believing and feeling I am temporary and finite”.