One’s Independence.


The messenger.

One is beholden to no one and no thing, and one is only responsible to one’s Self.


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood, he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of regular periods of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book. February 2020. My search - my journey, is now complete.
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15 Responses to One’s Independence.

  1. Branchenbuch says:

    Ernest Hemingway~ Theres nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility is being superior to your former self.

  2. As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

  3. I mistyped this website and luckily I found it again. presently am at my university I added this to favorites so that I can re-read it later regards

  4. This is a really good read for me, Must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I ever saw.Thanks for posting this informative article.

  5. Ian Gardner says:

    I see what you mean. Thank you.
    So, the Self “projects” into the state of consciousness*. Hence, its activity in that state is its responsibility. Its activity in that state is by means of, or the result of, the “mind” (moul) and it is correct to say/describe that as baggage.
    *This is the “projection” described as, amongst other things, as “The fall of man” and described by me.

  6. Reader says:


    Responsibility is the quality of a consciousness and it is revealed in action. In simple terms, I am responsible for a conscious thought and I am responsible for an action.

    The Self is neither a thought nor an action. Hence a conscious state of the Self is not a responsibility.

    If it is deemed to be a responsibility, as you said above, it becomes a luggage to be hauled from one place to another. Surely, that is not true.

  7. Reader says:

    If one is responsible to one’s Self, the Self becomes a baggage.

  8. Strange this post is totaly unrelated to what I was searching google for, but it was listed on the first page. I guess your doing something right if Google likes you enough to put you on the first page of a non related search.

  9. Lovely sharp post. Never thought that it was this easy. Extolment to you!

    • Ian Gardner says:

      This was the 133rd in the ongoing series and there are about 313 yet to be posted unless I add more! 🙂 ENJOY – but, above all, learn!

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