Steady Wisdom: Day 102

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 102

That one without a second, of the nature of consciousness, space-like, transcendent, ever-shining, unborn, indestructible, taintless, omnipresent—I am that.  I am ever-free.  OM. 
-Upadesha Sahasri 10:1 (Metrical)
Meditation

I am consciousness, the self-evident reality, one without a second.  Nothing other than me exists, so there is nothing to limit me, there is nothing to taint me.  Like all-pervasive space is untouched and undivided by the objects it accommodates, I am untouched and undivided by the illusory objects that appear in me. 

Because I am existence itself, I was never born, for there is never a time when existence did not exist.  Because I was never born, I am not subject to death (destruction).  I am ever-free because I was never bound.  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 101

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 101

I’m not the knower, the known or knowledge.  I’m beyond the speech, mind and intellect.  I’m immortal consciousness, ever the same like space. 
-Avadhuta Gita 3:17
Meditation

I am not known by the intellect (knower) as an object of knowledge.  I cannot be accurately described by speech, even with words such as “immortal consciousness.”  At best all I can say is that I am like space, that which accommodates all qualities and distinctions equally while itself being utterly free of all qualities and distinctions.  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 100

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 100

I have realized my own self, which is bliss and peace.  Even though living in this world I am never bound in any way or under any circumstances.
-Dhyanasvarupam V.10
Meditation

I am the self.  I am “bliss” because I am free from the limitations of the illusory body-mind.  I am “peace” because I am never disturbed by the state of the illusory body-mind.  Even when the illusory body-mind continues to live in the equally illusory world, I am never affected in any way or under any circumstances.  “Bliss” and “peace” are my very nature.  OM.

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Steady Wisdom: Day 99

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 99

I myself am that which is ever-calm, immutable, undivided, of the essence of limitless consciousness.  That alone is my true nature.
-Paramahamsa Upanishad V.2
Meditation

I am limitless consciousness.  Therefore, I am calm when the mind is not; I am unchanging when the body-mind changes; I am undivided even when experience appears to be divided into subject and object.  This alone is my true nature. OM.  

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Steady Wisdom: Week 14 Progress Check

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 98

The one with knowledge does not feel any desire for the dissolution of the universe nor any aversion to its existence. One who is fortunate in this way is content with whatever comes as a matter of course.
-Ashtavakra Samhita 17:7
Meditation

I do not want the world to be different than it is, even when the mind wants the world to be different than it is.  I am the self, untouched by the mind—I have no desire or aversion.  How fortunate for me to be this way! To me, the world is just fine as it is.  OM. 

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