Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I.3. You are neither earth, water, fire, air nor even ether. For, liberation knows your-self as consisting of consciousness, the witness of these five.
I.12. Your real nature is one perfect, free, and action-less consciousness, the all-pervading witness - unattached to anything, desire-less, at peace. It is illusion that you seem to be involved in any other matter.
I.15. You are really unbound and action-less, self-illuminating and spotless already. The cause of your bondage is that you are still resorting to “stilling the mind.”
XI.6. Realising ‘I am not the body, nor is the body mine; I am awareness,’ one attains the supreme state and no longer fritters over things done or undone.
XV.10. Let the body last to the end of the Age, or let it comes to an end right now. What have you, who consist of pure consciousness, gained or lost?
I.19. Just as a mirror exists as part and apart from its reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists as part and apart from this body.
I.20. Just as one and the same all-pervading space exists within and without a jar, so the eternal, everlasting Being exists in the totality of things.
II.4. Just as waves, foam and bubbles are not different from water, so all this, which has emanated from oneself, is no other than oneself.
XV.16. It is through your ignorance that all this exists. In reality you alone exist. Apart from you there is no one within or beyond samsara.
XVIII.14. There is no delusion, world, meditation on That, or liberation for the pacified great soul. All these things are just the realm of imagination.
XX.1. In my unblemished nature there are no elements, no body, no faculties no mind. There is no void and no despair.
I.6. Righteousness and unrighteousness, pleasure and pain are purely of the mind and are no concern of yours. You are neither the doer nor the reaper of the consequences; you are always free.
XV.5. Desire and anger are objects of the mind, but the mind is not yours, nor ever has been. You are choice less awareness itself, unchanging - so live happily.
XVIII.31. One, whose mind does not set out to meditate or act, meditates and acts without an object.
XII.7.Trying to think the unthinkable is unnatural to thought. . Abandoning such a practice therefore, I am now established.
XIV.1. He who by nature is empty-minded, and who thinks of things only unintentionally, is freed from deliberate remembering, like one awakened from a dream.
I.11. If one thinks of oneself as free, one is free, and if one thinks of oneself as bound, one is bound. Here this saying ‘Thinking makes it so’ is true.
XVIII.51. When one sees oneself as neither the doer nor the reaper of the consequences, then all mind waves come to an end.
VIII.3. Bondage is when the mind is tangled in one of the senses, and liberation is when the mind is not tangled in any of the senses.
XVIII.91. Beggar or king, one excels who is without desire, and whose opinion of things is rid of “good” and “bad”.
XVII.4. the person who is not attached to the things he has enjoyed, and does not hanker after the things he has not enjoyed, such a person is hard to find.
XV.1. While a person of pure intelligence may achieve the goal by the most casual of instructions, another may seek knowledge all one’s life and still remain bewildered.
XVIII.49. The straightforward person does whatever arrives to be done, good or bad, for such a one’s actions are like those of a child.
XVIII.33. The ignorant make a great effort to practise one-pointedness and the stopping of thought, while the wise see nothing to be done and remain in themselves like those asleep.
XVIII.36. The stupid does not achieve liberation even through regular practice, but the fortunate one remains free and actionless simply by discrimination.
XVI.10. One who is proud about even liberation or one’s own body, and feels them one’s own, is neither a seer or a mystic. Such a person is still just a sufferer.
XX.4. For one who is always free from individual characteristics there is no antecedent causal action, no liberation during life, and no fulfillment at death.
XVIII.18. The wise man, unlike the worldly man, does not see inner stillness, distraction or fault, even when living like a worldly man.
XVI.1. My dearest, you may recite or listen to countless scriptures, but you will not be established within until you can forget everything.
XVIII.21. One who is desireless, self-reliant, independent and free of bonds functions like a dead leaf blown about by the wind of causality.
XVIII.22. There is neither joy nor sorrow for one who has transcended samsara. With a peaceful mind one lives as if without a body.
XVIII.25. ‘This action was done by the body but not by me.’ The pure-natured person thinking like this, is not acting even when acting.
XVIII.42. Some think that something exists and others that nothing does. Rare is the person who does not think either, and is therebyfree from distraction.



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