Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
I am other than the body so there is no birth, death, or decrepitude for me. The senses do not belong to me so I am uninvolved with, and unaffected by, the objects of the senses such as sound etc.
-Atma Bodha V.33
The body is a temporary form that arises in me, pure being, like the form of a pot arising from clay. Just as clay is present and unaffected before, during and after the arising of the pot, so am I present and unaffected before, during and after the arising of the body. Therefore, there is no birth, death or decrepitude for me.
The senses are temporary forms that appear in me, pure consciousness, like waves arising from water. Just as a wave cannot belong to water because a wave is nothing separate or different from water, the senses cannot belong to me because they are nothing separate or different from me, pure consciousness. Just as water is unaffected (fundamentally unchanged) by a wave, so am I unaffected by the senses and their objects.