Steady Wisdom: Day 46

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 46

I have no father, mother or family; I was never born nor will I die.  It cannot be said that I have affection or delusion.  I am ever-free by nature; there’s no illusion for me. 
-Avadhuta Gita 4:21
Meditation

The body is born to a mother and father but I, the self, am not.  Rather, the body is “born” to me, pure existence.  As such, I am present and unaffected before the birth of the body and I remain present and unaffected after its death. 

The mind suffers from affection and delusion but I, the self, do not.  Rather, the affection and delusion of the mind are “revealed” by me, pure consciousness.  Just as the sun is free of all that it illumines, so I am free of the mind.  There’s no illusion for me. OM.

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Steady Wisdom: Day 43

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 43

In truth there are no scriptures, no gods, no religious practices; there are no worlds; there are no paths to heaven or rebirth; there are no stages of life, no caste, no lineage.  There is only me, the highest reality.
-Avadhuta Gita 1:34
Meditation

Although I appear to have been born at a particular place and time to a particular family, and although I appear to have worshipped God and done religious practices to purify my mind, the truth I have realized from the scriptures is that I alone exist—all else is ultimately illusory.  Thus, I followed the path, thinking it would lead to freedom.  But it merely led me to the recognition of the fact that I have always been free. OM.      

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Steady Wisdom: Day 42

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 42

In me there is neither existence nor non-existence, purity nor impurity.  I am neither everything nor am I nothing.  Dear mind, you are none other than me.  There is no reason to grieve. 
-Avadhuta Gita 5:8
Meditation

Dear mind, stop causing yourself undue stress by trying to define me as existence, non-existence etc.  I am your very essence, that which cannot be defined by words or concepts.  Rest easy. OM.

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Steady Wisdom: Day 29

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 29

I have no body nor am I bodiless.  I have no mind, intellect or senses.  It cannot be said that I am either attached or unattached.  My nature is ever-free; there’s no illusion for me. 
– Avadhuta Gita 4:12
Meditation

There is no illusion for me; despite the appearance of the body and mind I know I am pure being, reality itself.  Just because I have no body does not mean I am bodiless.  Just because objects cannot attach themselves to me (affect me) does not mean I am unattached.  Embodied and bodiless, attached and unattached are dualistic opposites.  I am non-dual so I transcend them all.  I am ever-free.   

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Steady Wisdom: Day 16

Steady Wisdom: 108 Days of Changing My Thinking

Day 16

I have neither mother nor father nor children.  I was never born nor will I ever die.  The mind does not belong to me.  I am the absolute reality, always steady, never agitated.  I am immortal consciousness, ever the same like space. 
-Avadhuta Gita 3:22
Meditation

The illusory body has a mother and a father—this is true.  But to say that I, immortal consciousness, have a mother and father?  That is false. I am existence itself, absolute reality, and whatever truly exists always has and always will exist.  So I cannot come into being—I have always been.  Therefore I was never born. 

The illusory body begets children—this is also true.  But to say that I, immortal consciousness, beget children?  That is also false.  I am existence itself, absolute reality.  I am one without a second, for what could exist but existence itself?  There is none other than me so nothing can truly arise or descend from me.  And that includes the mind; like the body it is merely illusion.  As such I am never subject to its wavering or agitation.  Like space, I remain steady and ever the same. OM.     

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