“What was born must die. Only the unborn is deathless. Find what it is that never sleeps and never wakes, and whose pale reflection is your current sense of “I”.
-Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I Am That
All things are changing, no thing stays the same, and no thing remains. Yet within me I know that I am unchanged as everything changes around me. Therefore I am no thing; I am poor in spirit.
“Blessed [makários ] are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Makários (“blessed”) describes a believer in enviable (“fortunate”) position from receiving God’s provisions (favor) – which (literally) extend (“make long, large”) His grace (benefits).
For Jesus, poor and spirit is the Kingdom of God. Yet poor in spirit is what I am (I am no thing).
“The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”
So, let’s find this blessed no thing within, that which never sleeps and never wakes and whose pale reflection is your current sense of “I”. Live there for a while; no thing will be the same.