Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
There is no day or night in the sun because its very nature is light. Similarly, there is no knowledge or ignorance in me since my very nature is consciousness, void of all distinctions.
-Upadesha Sahasri 17:66 (Metrical)
The sun shines on the earth, making day and night possible. But because its very nature is light, the sun remains unaffected by day and night.
The self shines on the mind, making ignorance and knowledge possible. But because its very nature is consciousness, the self remains unaffected by ignorance and knowledge.
I am that self, void of all distinctions such as ignorance and knowledge. OM.