Steady Wisdom: Day 23

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 23

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?  

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