Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
“Everything is indeed myself, from the creator of the universe down to the smallest tuft of grass.” The one who knows this for certain becomes free from conflict of thought. They are pure, peaceful and free from care for what is attained and not attained.
-Ashtavakra Samhita 11:7
The inescapable conclusion of, “Everything is indeed myself” is that nothing but myself exists. What is spoken of as “everything” is merely an idea falsely superimposed onto myself. That being so, where is thought and how could I be in conflict with it? How could I be tainted when nothing other than myself exists to taint me? How could I be disturbed when there is nothing to disturb me? How can I be free of care when care itself is a false notion? OM.