Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
The universe is merely an illusion. Of what interest can it be to me? What reason is there to fear death?
-Ashtavakra Samhita 3:11
The body-mind will surely die. But seeing as the body-mind is part and parcel of the illusory universe, its death is also illusory. What reason is there to fear an illusion?
Further, what does an illusion have to offer me? Similar to the way that food in a dream cannot satisfy hunger in the waking state, I cannot find satisfaction or security in the illusory world after I’ve awoken to my true nature as the absolute reality. OM.