Steady Wisdom: Day 86

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 86

I am neither the doer nor the enjoyer.  There is no karma for me, past or present.  I have no body nor is the body mine.  There is only me so what could be mine or not-mine? 
-Avadhuta Gita 1:66
Meditation

The thoughts, “I’m doing this” and “I’m enjoying the results of my actions” are just that: thoughts.  Because those thoughts are transient, they can’t be real.  Because they’re known to me, they can’t be me.  Therefore, I am neither the doer nor the enjoyer.  For the same reasons, I am not the body. 

Because I am not the doer nor the body I perform no karma.  Because I perform no karma, I don’t reap the results of karma. 

But considering the fact that I am non-dual, it’s improper to say “I am not the thought of doership nor is the thought of doership mine” or “I have no body nor is the body mine” or “I have no karma nor is the karma mine” because I do not admit the existence of the doer, the enjoyer, the body or karma in myself, the one reality.  And that which does not exist can neither belong to me nor not belong to me.  OM.

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Steady Wisdom: Day 85

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 85

I am the self, the essence from which the universe arises and into which it dissolves, like waves and foam arising and dissolving into the sea. 
-Avadhuta Gita 2:34
Meditation

When waves arise from water and dissolve back into water, nothing is added or subtracted from the water—its nature as water remains completely unchanged.  And while the waves depend entirely on the water for their existence, the existence of water is completely independent of the existent of the waves.

Similarly, when the universe arises from me, pure being, and dissolves back into me, nothing is added or subtracted from me—my nature as pure being remains completely unchanged.  And while the universe depends entirely on me, pure existence, for its illusory existence, I am completely independent of the illusory existence of the universe. 

Therefore, let the universe come and go—I remain the same.  I do not depend on its illusory existence to be the limitless reality that I naturally am.  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 81

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 81

For me, the self, there is no state of freedom or bondage; no state of virtue or vice; no state of fullness or emptiness.  Dear mind, you are none other than me.  There is no reason to grieve.
-Avadhuta Gita 5:19
Meditation

Dear mind, you seek freedom because you believe you are bound.  But you are not.  You seek to get good karma and avoid bad karma because you believe you are the ego and the body.  But you are not.  You seek to determine if your nature is full or empty because you believe you can be defined by abstract dualistic concepts such as “fullness” and “emptiness.”  But you cannot. 

Dear mind, relax.  You are none other than me, the self.  There is no reason to grieve.  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 78

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 78

I am always the same, beyond lineage and social status.  I am always the same, beyond cause and effect.  I am always the same, beyond division and unity.  Dear mind, you are none other than me.  There is no reason to grieve.
Avadhuta Gita 5:20
Meditation

Lineage and social status belong to the body.  But as consciousness, the witness of the body, I am beyond (unaffected by) lineage and social status because they are objects known to me.

I am not a cause because the so-called “effect” of the body-mind and world are unreal appearances that upon investigation are none other than myself.  Since I alone exist, I cannot be divided.  If I cannot be divided, then I have no parts.  If I have no parts, then I cannot be a unity (collection) of parts.  I am existence itself, one without a second.  OM.    

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Steady Wisdom: Day 72

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 72

For me there is no mental action, good or bad.  For me there is no physical action, good or bad.  For me there is no verbal action, good or bad.  I am immortal consciousness, beyond the senses.
-Avadhuta Gita 1:8
Meditation

I am immortal consciousness.  Mental, physical and verbal action (good and bad), along with the senses, are all revealed by my “light.”  Just as the light of a lamp is uninvolved with and unaffected by the objects it reveals, I am uninvolved with and unaffected by action and the senses.  OM.    

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