Table of Contents for Root Meanings

General notes:

  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 9 Oct 2023


  • One or more concepts that are believed to define an individual or a group.
  • One or more functions or roles that are believed to be integral to one’s being.
  • Identity can only be provisional. If one attempts to hold onto an identity, it becomes false.
  • As every identity is less than THE SUPREME, every identity is ultimately false.
  • THE SUPREME has no need for identity.


  • “Who you think you are is not who you are.”
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