Steady Wisdom: 108 Days of Changing My Thinking
I have no family, lineage or social status. I am not perceived by the senses. I am the unattached and formless witness of all.
-Ashtavakra Samhita 1:5
Family, lineage and social status pertain to the body alone. They do not pertain to me, the witness of the body. In truth there is no body—there is only me, non-dual existence. So to whom can I be related? From whom can I descend? To what class of society can I belong? To what can I be attached? Unlike the body, I am not an object of the senses—therefore I have no form. Having no form I am free of all qualities, all descriptions and all classifications. This means I cannot be defined or limited in any way.