Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
In these words I’ve proclaimed the vision of the highest reality, the supreme conclusion of Vedanta. If a man becomes convinced of it, he is liberated. Like space, he is no longer tainted by activity in this world.
-Shankara (Upadesha Sahasri 10:14, Metrical)
I have seen the vision of the highest reality and it is, “I am brahman.” Now that this is clear, I understand that I have always been free and I will always be free. The illusory body-mind and its activities in the equally illusory world appear in me like objects appearing in space. Similar to the way that space is never tainted, divided or changed in any way by the objects that appear in it, I am never tainted, divided or changed in any way when the body-mind and the world appear in me. OM.