Monday, November 24, 2014

Ashtavakra Gita - Nothing outside of me

“In my unblemished nature there are no elements,
no body, no faculties, no mind.

There is no void and no despair.

For me, free from the sense of dualism, there are no
scriptures, no self-knowledge, no mind free from an
object, no satisfaction and no freedom from desire.

There is no knowledge or ignorance, no “me,” “this,”
or “mine,” no bondage, no liberation,
and no property of self-nature.

For him who is always free from individual
characteristics there is no antecedent causal action, no
liberation during life, and no fulfillment at death.

For me, free from individuality, there is no doer and no
reaper of the consequences, no cessation of action, no
arising of thought, no immediate object,
and no idea of results.

There is no world, no seeker for liberation, no yogi, no
seer, no one bound and no one liberated.

I remain in my own nondual nature.

There is no emanation or return, no goal, means, seeker
or achievement. I remain in my own nondual nature.

For me who am forever unblemished, there is no
assessor, no standard, nothing to assess,
and no assessment.

For me who am forever actionless, there is no
distraction or one-pointedness of mind, no lack of
understanding, no stupidity, no joy and no sorrow.

For me who am always free from deliberations there is
neither conventional truth nor absolute truth,
no happiness and no suffering.

For me who am forever pure there is no illusion, no
samsara, no attachment or detachment, no living
organism, and no God.

For me who am forever unmovable and indivisible,
established in myself, there is no activity or inactivity,
no liberation and no bondage.

For me who am blessed and without limitation, there is
no initiation or scripture, no disciple or teacher,
and no goal of human life.

There is no being or non-being,
no unity or dualism.

What more is there to say?

There is nothing outside of me.”

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