Steady Wisdom: 108 Days of Changing My Thinking
I have neither mother nor father nor children. I was never born nor will I ever die. The mind does not belong to me. I am the absolute reality, always steady, never agitated. I am immortal consciousness, ever the same like space.
-Avadhuta Gita 3:22
The illusory body has a mother and a father—this is true. But to say that I, immortal consciousness, have a mother and father? That is false. I am existence itself, absolute reality, and whatever truly exists always has and always will exist. So I cannot come into being—I have always been. Therefore I was never born.
The illusory body begets children—this is also true. But to say that I, immortal consciousness, beget children? That is also false. I am existence itself, absolute reality. I am one without a second, for what could exist but existence itself? There is none other than me so nothing can truly arise or descend from me. And that includes the mind; like the body it is merely illusion. As such I am never subject to its wavering or agitation. Like space, I remain steady and ever the same. OM.