Steady Wisdom: Day 20

Steady Wisdom: 108 Verses On Changing My Thinking

DAY 20

I am immutable and indivisible.  For me there is no action or inaction, no bondage or liberation.
– Ashtavakra Samhita 20:12

Action and inaction depend on the division between the doer and the action itself.  But I am indivisible–there is no action or inaction for me.  Bondage and liberation depend on a change from one state to the next.  But I immutable–there is no bondage or liberation for me.  I am the non-dual, action-less and changeless self. OM.    

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Steady Wisdom: Day 18

Steady Wisdom: 108 Days of Changing My Thinking

DAY 18

Ever free from name, form and action, I am the self, the supreme brahman, one without a second.
-Upadesha Sahasri 11:7 (Metrical)


 I am the self, the supreme brahman, one without a second.  Since I alone exist, how could I be anything other than myself?  The body-mind is merely a fleeting form described by an arbitrary name.  But I am the ever-present nameless reality that underlies all names and forms, myself defying all description–I cannot be the body-mind.  Because I am not the body-mind, I perform no actions and reap no results.  I have no karma.  I am the ever-free self. OM. 

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Steady Wisdom: Day 6

Steady Wisdom: 108 Days of Changing My Thinking


In me alone everything is born, in me does everything rest and in me is everything dissolved. I am that brahman—there is none other than me.
– Kaivalya Upanisad V. 19

I am brahman, non-dual existence. Everything arises from my being and unto my being it returns. But because there is only me, this arising and returning is merely illusion. For how can I arise from myself? How can I return to myself? When a pot arises from clay, it is nothing but clay. When it returns to clay, it is nothing but clay. There is ever only clay and the pot is only an appearance. Like clay, I remain one and unchanged, regardless of the forms that seem to appear and disappear in me. Therefore, I do not depend on the body, mind or external circumstances to be the limitless reality that I am.

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