Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
My nature is pure consciousness. The body, heaven and hell, bondage and freedom are merely imagined through ignorance. They do not affect me. There is nothing to fear.
-Ashtavakra Samhita 2:20
Knowing that I am the self, I need not seek heaven nor fear hell. I need not seek freedom nor fear bondage. They are all illusory appearances of me, pure consciousness, similar to the way a dream is an illusory appearance of the mind of a dreamer. Just as a dreamer is not affected by its dreams, I am not affected by the illusory appearance of heaven, hell, freedom and bondage. OM.