Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
DAY 105 – Week 15 Progress Check
The steady-minded one who knows their nature [to be the self] understands that all that is seen has no real existence. Why should they consider one thing acceptable and another unacceptable?
-Ashtavakra Samhita 3:13
I am the self. All that is seen (the body-mind and world) is but an appearance that has no reality apart from me, reality itself, similar to the way that a clay pot is but an appearance that has no reality apart from clay. Just as a clay pot is but a relative appearance that in truth is absolutely nothing other than clay, the body-mind and world is but an appearance that in truth is nothing other than me, the absolute itself.
If the body-mind and world are unreal, then how can they really be acceptable or unacceptable? Alternately, if the body-mind and world are none other than myself, how can I who transcends all duality be either acceptable or unacceptable? OM.