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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Steady Wisdom: Day 58

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 58

I am the non-dual and indestructible self.  Everything is me so there is no reason to feel attached to acquisition. 
-Ashtavakra Samhita 3:1
Meditation

I alone exist.  Since there is only myself, what can I acquire?  I am the one changeless, indestructible reality.  What can I fear to lose?  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 57

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 57

I am not the body, nor the prana, nor the sense organs, nor the ego, nor the mind, nor the intellect.  I am the eternal consciousness that witnesses them all. 
-Sarva Vedanta Siddhanta Sara Sangraha V.835
Meditation

How can I even speak of the body-mind and its various functions?  It is because they are all known to me, the consciousness that illuminates them.  And just as the sun is never the objects it illuminates nor is it affected by them, I am never the body-mind that I illuminate nor am I affected by it.  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: 8 Week Progress Check

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 56-Week 8 Progress Check

Arjuna said, “What is the description of the person with steady wisdom, whose mind abides in the self?”
Krishna said, “The one who is not affected by adversities, who is without yearning for pleasures, and is free from longing, fear and anger, is said to be a wise person whose knowledge stays unshaken.” 
-Bhagavad Gita 2:54 & 56
Meditation

I am the self.  I am not affected by adversity.  I do not yearn for pleasure.  I am free from longing, fear and anger.  But freedom from adversity, yearning for pleasure, longing, fear and anger is not a state I attain—it is my very nature.  When my mind conforms to this knowledge, it is said to have steady wisdom.  But I, the self, am free from wisdom, steady or otherwise.  OM. 

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