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: 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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Steady Wisdom: Day 94

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 94

I am indeed in all beings, and all beings are in me. Knowing this, there is nothing to be renounced, accepted or destroyed. 
-Ashtavakra Sahmita 6:4
Meditation

I am brahman, the essence of everyone and everything.  There are no others but there is also no individual self.  There are no enemies and yet, there are no friends either.  There is no world but there is also no nothingness.  I am one alone, free of all dualistic opposites and I am perfect as I am.  Therefore, what is there to be renounced, accepted or destroyed?  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Week 13 Progress Check

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 91

“Everything is indeed myself, from the creator of the universe down to the smallest tuft of grass.”  The one who knows this for certain becomes free from conflict of thought.  They are pure, peaceful and free from care for what is attained and not attained.
-Ashtavakra Samhita 11:7
Meditation

The inescapable conclusion of, “Everything is indeed myself” is that nothing but myself exists.  What is spoken of as “everything” is merely an idea falsely superimposed onto myself.  That being so, where is thought and how could I be in conflict with it?  How could I be tainted when nothing other than myself exists to taint me?  How could I be disturbed when there is nothing to disturb me?  How can I be free of care when care itself is a false notion?  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 89

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 89

My belief in duality has ceased.  Of what value is a mind free from thought and desire? Of what use are the scriptures or self-knowledge?
-Ashtavakra Samhita 20:2
Meditation

I have seen through the illusion of duality and what is illusory can have no real value.  Further, value itself has no basis when nothing exists outside of myself for me to value.

Yes, a mind free of thought and desire was necessary for me to be able to properly approach the scriptures.  And the scriptures were an invaluable sign that pointed to the truth of my nature.  But now that they have helped me realize I am non-dual consciousness-existence, what purpose can they serve?  Now that I’ve found the “object” of my inquiry (myself), I no longer need the “finger” (scriptures) that pointed to it.  Nor do I need a mind free of thought and desire because the direct realization of my true nature has shown me that I am naturally free of both.  OM.

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