Steady Wisdom: Day 104

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 104

There is no “is” or “is not.”  There is no duality or non-duality.  In truth, nothing arises from me.  What more is there to say?
– Ashtavakra Samhita 20:14
Meditation

Non-duality is a concept based on the belief that duality is a real thing that exists in opposition to myself.  But how can this be?  I am one alone and I do not change.  Therefore, nothing can arise from me.  Duality is not even possible in the first place, so what to speak of describing its effects as being either existent or non-existent?

When the duality which forms the basis for all words and descriptions is recognized to be the illusion that it is, how can I truly be described?  I simply am what I am.  What more is there to say?  

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Steady Wisdom: Day 103

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 103

There is nothing to grasp (understand or perceive) nor anyone to do the grasping.  I am not a cause or an effect.  I am not an object of thought nor am I beyond thought.  My nature is ever-free; there’s no maya for me.
-Avadhuta Gita 4:10
Meditation

I cannot be understood as a concept or perceived as an object.  How could this even be possible considering that the mind, the instrument of understanding and perception, is not real?

I am not a cause because the supposed effect—the body-mind and world—does not really exist. 

I cannot be said to be beyond thought, as that assumes that thought is an existent reality that needs to be transcended.  But I alone am the self-existent reality and there is no thought in me.  I am free because there is nothing to bind me—not even maya, not that there is any such thing. OM.   

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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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