Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
For me who am ever liberated, pure, changeless, immortal and indestructible there is no hunger, thirst, grief, delusion, old age or death. For I am bodiless and all pervasive like the either.
-Upadesha Sahasri 13:3-4 (Metrical)
The body appears in me, all-pervasive consciousness-existence, like an object appearing in space. Just as space is untouched by the inherent defects of objects, I am untainted by the inherent defects of the body such as hunger, thirst, etc. I do not need to be liberated from the body because I was never bound by it—for how could I be bound by an unreal appearance? The unreal appearance called “body” is mortal and subject to destruction. This much is obvious. What is also obvious is that because I am unaffected by the appearance of the body, I immortal and indestructible. OM.