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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger
Now there is no mistaking this as a mystic's poem...
I am not I.
I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
How can "I" not be "I"? And who is this invisible companion whom I really am? Can there be two of me?
Well -- yes. And no. It is not really that there are two selves, but there is a real self, and an illusory self. The illusory self is the self we present to the world, our social self, our seeming self. It is the mask we wear. But we forget that there is a face hidden behind that mask, our real self...
the one who will remain standing when I die.
...our eternal self.
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