Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
I have no father, mother or family; I was never born nor will I die. It cannot be said that I have affection or delusion. I am ever-free by nature; there’s no illusion for me.
-Avadhuta Gita 4:21
The body is born to a mother and father but I, the self, am not. Rather, the body is “born” to me, pure existence. As such, I am present and unaffected before the birth of the body and I remain present and unaffected after its death.
The mind suffers from affection and delusion but I, the self, do not. Rather, the affection and delusion of the mind are “revealed” by me, pure consciousness. Just as the sun is free of all that it illumines, so I am free of the mind. There’s no illusion for me. OM.