Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
I am the one seer of all and I am free of what I see. Not knowing this is bondage.
– Ashtavakra Samhita 1:7
The eyes see the world but they are free of what they see. Seeing a yellow bird, they do not themselves become yellow. The mind sees the eyes but it is ever-free of the eyes. When they become blind, the mind does not become blind. I, consciousness, see the mind but I am ever-free of the mind. Even when the mind believes it is bound, I am not bound. For how can I be bound if the thought of bondage is known to me?