Steady Wisdom: Day 88

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 88

I am pure consciousness, not subject to modification.  In my true nature I have no relation with any object.  Established in my own self, I am unborn perfect infinity, extending to the front, the sides, below, above, everywhere. 
-Upadesha Sahasri 10:2 (Metrical)
Meditation

I am pure consciousness. I never become the objects that appear in me, nor am I affected by them.  I have no relation with any object because objects do not exist.  Or alternately, I have no relation with any object because all objects are in truth nothing but myself.  Relation can only occur between two different things—but I alone exist so this is not possible. 

I am unborn, perfect and infinite.  Until this fact is perfectly clear, I meditate on this knowledge until my mind becomes firmly established in it.  OM. 

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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: 12 Week Progress Check

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 84 

Arjuna said, “What is the description of the person with steady wisdom, whose mind abides in the self?”
Krishna said, “When, like a turtle that withdraws its limbs, this person is able to completely withdraw the sense organs from their objects, his knowledge is steady.”
-Bhagavad Gita 2:54 & 58
Meditation

When a person is able to withdraw their sense organs from objects, they are said to have steady wisdom.  There is no objection here.  But because I am not a person, nor do I admit the reality of the senses and their objects, how can I, the non-dual self, have steady wisdom?  As the one, unchanging reality, steadiness is my nature, not something I gain from a particular state of mind.  OM.      

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Steady Wisdom: Day 75

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 75

I am infinite like space and the universe is like a jar, appearing in me but not limiting or dividing me in any way.  Knowing this, there is nothing to be renounced, accepted or destroyed. 
-Ashtavakra Samhita 6:1
Meditation

The universe is a collection of mutually limiting objects that are subject to division and change.  But because the universe appears in me, consciousness-existence, like a jar appearing in space, I am not subject to the limitations or divisions of the ever-changing objects in any way.  I am ever-free and ever the same, in the presence or absence of objects.  What then needs to be renounced, accepted or destroyed?  All is well, just as it is.  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Week 9 Progress Check

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 63 – Week 9 Progress Check

The steady one who sees the same everywhere, sees no difference between happiness and misery, man and woman, and prosperity and adversity.
-Ashtavakra Samhita 17:15
Meditation

Even though I experience the dualistic, relative and mutually exclusive opposites such as happiness and misery etc., I see (clearly understand) that they are all the same as myself, the non-dual absolute.  OM.

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