Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
The mind’s discriminating cognition, “I am the knower alone, never an object of knowledge, pure, eternally liberated” belongs to the intellect. It is a transitory object known to me.
-Upadesha Sahasri 12:14 (Metrical)
Self-ignorance, in the form of a thought such as the firm conviction “I am the body-mind” is an object known to me. Self-knowledge, in the form of a thought such as the firm conviction, “I am the self” is also an object known to me. Since it is clear that both self-ignorance and self-knowledge are objects known to me, I realize that I wasn’t deluded in the first place. Nor am I now an enlightened. I am, and always have been, the eternally liberated self (not that I was ever bound). OM.