I Am a Bigger I Am Than You Are
I Am that I Am is the Eighth Endocrine Level of Existence — Beingness acting on Beingness (Anam Lok).
According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …
“A bell says, ‘I Am.’ God says, ‘I Am that I Am,’ ‘I am a bigger “I Am” than you are.'”
He also said …
“Beingness is Life — I Am that I Am. Every THING has I-Amness. ‘I am a chair.’ ‘I am a sock.’ ‘I am a rug.’ ‘I am’ is a communication of Beingness through Collectiveness.”
Both Adano and Swami Satchidananda told the following story in almost the same words …
Moses climbed to the top of the mountain, and God spoke to him.
Moses asked, “Who are you?”
God replied, “IDEA.”
Moses asked, “What do you mean, idea? Who are you?”
God replied, “I AM.”
Moses, feeling frustrated, countered, “I am who?”
God replied, “I Am that I Am. ‘I Am’ is who I am!”
Moses complained, “If I tell my people that, they’ll stone me to death!”
God said, “OK, then just tell them JEHOVAH sent you.”
According to Adano …
“God is not Beingness. God is not Not-Isness, which is I-Amness. God is I-Amness is LORD GOD. God is Isness is GOD.”
I realized Adano had never failed to answer any question anyone asked him since the day we’d met.
It was 1976, more than six months since our first meeting prior to Thanksgiving, 1975.
It was like living in a fairy tale, finding the goose that laid the golden answers.
A group of us were asking Adano questions, so I raised my hand and asked the first one that popped into my head.
Adano leaned forward, stared into my eyes, and intoned, “I … DON’T … KNOW.”
(He answered my question several months later.)
Adano claimed his name meant “I dunno” (A-da-no), saying, “There’s only ‘I don’t know,’ and everything else is a lie.”