Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking
There is no need to meditate or hold any thought in my mind. I am the ever-free self. How could meditation change that?
-Ashtavakra Samhita 15:20
The act of meditation cannot merge me with the self or transform me into the self because I already am the self. Concentration of the mind (or lack thereof) can never change that.
Doing nididhyasana, therefore, can only concentrate the mind on the truth of who I already am. If this mental process succeeds, I am the ever-free self. If this mental process fails, I am the ever-free self. This is the true nididhyasana. OM.
O great one, spend your time seeing yourself in all situations everywhere, recognizing yourself as the non-dual self and enjoying the ananada that is your very nature.
All things considered equal, as long as the body is alive, the mind will dwell on one thing or another. Why not let it dwell on its true nature as the self, which is ever-present and full, rather than the illusory objects of the world, which are transient and empty of inherent value?