Steady Wisdom: Day 59

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 59

I am free from impurity.  I am immovable and infinite.  I was not born, not will I decay or die.  I am immortal. 
-Aparokshanubhuti V.28
Meditation

I am infinite, for there is nowhere that existence does not exist.  Because I am infinite, I cannot go anywhere—I am the immovable reality that exists at all places and at all times.  I alone exist so there is nothing external to me that can taint me.  What exists by definition must always exist, can never not exist and can never change.  So I was not born, I do not decay and I do not die.  I am immortal.  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 55

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 55

Knowing I am really the self, I play the game of life without being deluded by it. 

-Ashtavakra Samhita 4:1

Meditation

This much is clear:  I am the self, the one reality; the body, mind and world are false.  Despite knowing this, the body, mind and world continue to appear.  But this is no problem because I am no longer deluded by their appearance.  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 53

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 53

I am devoid of thought, even when engaged in thought; I am devoid of the sense-organs, even though I have them; I am devoid of intellect, even though endowed with it; and I am devoid of the sense of ego, even though possessed of it. 
-Ashtavakra Samhita 18:95
Meditation

I am not a thought.  I am not the sum of my sense perceptions.  I am not the reasoning faculty of my mind.  I am not even the sense of “I.”  All of these things are transient objects that are known to me and I am not what I know.  I am the self, untouched by them all. 

And yet, thoughts, sense perceptions, etc. are all me because they have no existence apart me, existence itself.  They depend on me but I do not depend on them.  How inexplicable but liberating is that!  OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 51

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 51

I am infinite and pure, free from attachment and desire.  I am at peace.  Objects are illusory and they do not limit me in any way. 
-Ashtavakra Samhita 7:4
Meditation

Do the objects I experience limit me, pure consciousness, in any way?  No.  I am consciousness in the presence or absence of objects.  They come and go but I remain as the very light which reveals their coming and going. 

Do the objects I experience limit me, pure existence, in any way?  No.  I exist (and I am existence itself) before, during and after the appearance of an object.  Otherwise, how could I even say that an object appeared and subsequently disappeared?  Further, as existence itself, I am the intrinsic nature of all objects, just as gold is the intrinsic nature of all gold rings.  Just as the appearance of a ring does not limit the nature of gold, so the appearance of objects does not limit me. OM.  

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Steady Wisdom: Day 41

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 41

I am free from the workings of the mind.  In truth there is no empirical world or absolute reality, no happiness or misery.
-Ashtavakra Samhita 20:10
Meditation

The mind always thinks of things in terms of opposites such as the relative vs. the absolute or happiness vs. misery.  But I am free from the workings of the mind so I am untouched by these distinctions.  I am the non-dual reality that makes dualistic thinking possible; and yet, I am unaffected by it. OM.

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