Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
There is nothing to grasp (understand or perceive) nor anyone to do the grasping. I am not a cause or an effect. I am not an object of thought nor am I beyond thought. My nature is ever-free; there’s no maya for me.
-Avadhuta Gita 4:10
I cannot be understood as a concept or perceived as an object. How could this even be possible considering that the mind, the instrument of understanding and perception, is not real?
I am not a cause because the supposed effect—the body-mind and world—does not really exist.
I cannot be said to be beyond thought, as that assumes that thought is an existent reality that needs to be transcended. But I alone am the self-existent reality and there is no thought in me. I am free because there is nothing to bind me—not even maya, not that there is any such thing. OM.