answer to our deepest question is never a thing. An idea is a thing. A belief is a thing. The
mind itself is a thing, as much as a lump of soil or an emerald. But no
thing can ever satisfy our yearning for the infinite. We are really
searching for nothing.
Moses asked to know God's name. The name
of a thing. God told Moses that the only name of God is I AM. Not "I am
this" or "I am that." Just I AM without an object, without a predicate noun. God's verb has no object. I AM means, "I am no thing."
When we let objects, thoughts, memories, desires, pass through naked awareness
without grasping them as knowledge, when we let the subject simply be
without an object, that is pure meditation.