Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
I am infinite and pure, free from attachment and desire. I am at peace. Objects are illusory and they do not limit me in any way.
-Ashtavakra Samhita 7:4
Do the objects I experience limit me, pure consciousness, in any way? No. I am consciousness in the presence or absence of objects. They come and go but I remain as the very light which reveals their coming and going.
Do the objects I experience limit me, pure existence, in any way? No. I exist (and I am existence itself) before, during and after the appearance of an object. Otherwise, how could I even say that an object appeared and subsequently disappeared? Further, as existence itself, I am the intrinsic nature of all objects, just as gold is the intrinsic nature of all gold rings. Just as the appearance of a ring does not limit the nature of gold, so the appearance of objects does not limit me. OM.