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Two form one!
This is the root of suffering.

Only perceive
That I am one without two,
Pure awareness, pure joy,
And all the world is false.

There is no other remedy!

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As a wave,
Seething and foaming,
Is only water

So all creation,
Streaming out of the Self,
Is only the Self.

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Consider a piece of cloth.
It is only threads!

So all creation,
When you look closely,
Is only the Self.

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It is easy.

God made all things.
There is only God.

When you know this
Desire melts away.

Clinging to nothing,
You become still...

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For I have no bounds.

I am Shiva.

Nothing arises in me.
In whom nothing is single,,
Nothing is double.

Nothing is,
Nothing is not.

What more is there to say?

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Just as a mirror exists everywhere both within and apart from its reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists everywhere within and apart from this body.

Just as one and the same all-pervading space exists within and without a jar, so the eternal, everlasting God exists in the totality of things.

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Janaka said: Becoming first intolerant of action, then of excessive speech, then of thought itself, I come to be here. Neither sounds nor other sense perceptions attract my attention. Even the Self is unperceived. The mind is free, undistracted, one-pointed. And here I am. Effort is required to concentrate a distracted mind superimposed with illusion. Knowing this, I remain here. Nothing to reject, nothing to accept. No joy, no sorrow. Lord God I am here.

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The universe is but a thought
in Consciousness.
In Reality it is nothing.
One who sees the true nature
of existence and non-existence
never ceases to exist.
The Self--which is
absolute, effortless, timeless, immaculate--
is without limits
and at no distance from you.
You are forever It.

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You are the Solitary Witness
of All That Is,

Forever free.

Your Only Bondage
is Not Seeing This.

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Have faith, my son, have faith. Don't let yourself be deluded in this. You are yourself the Lord, whose very nature is knowledge, and you are beyond natural causation.

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A single understanding: “I am the One Awareness,” consumes all suffering
in the fire of an instant. Be happy.

You are unbounded Awareness Bliss, Supreme Bliss in which the universe appears
like the mirage of a snake in a rope. Be happy.

It is true what they say: “You are what you think.” If you think you are bound you are bound.
If you think you are free you are free.

You are Self—the Solitary Witness. You are perfect, all-pervading, One.
You are free, desireless, forever still. The universe is but a seeming in You.

Meditate on this: “I am Awareness alone–Unity itself.”
Give up the idea that you are separate, a person, that there is within and without.

You have long been bound thinking: “I am a person.”
Let the knowledge: “I am Awareness alone” be the sword that frees you.

You are now and forever free, luminous, transparent, still.
The practice of meditation keeps one in bondage.

You are pure Consciousness the substance of the universe.
The universe exists within you. Don’t be small-minded.

You are unconditioned, changeless, formless. You are solid, unfathomable, cool.
Desire nothing. You are Consciousness.

That which has form is not real. Only the formless is permanent.
Once this is known, you will not return to illusion.

Just as a mirror exists both within and without the image reflected,
the Supreme Self exists both within and without the body.

Just as the same space exists both within and without a jar,
the timeless, all-pervasive One exists as Totality.

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The man who knows the truth

Is never unhappy in the world.

For he alone fills the universe.

He stays in his heart.

He is free indeed!

He is beyond all,

alone.

No “I,”

No “mine.”

He knows there is nothing.

Whatever he does,

He does nothing.

And for what he has become,

There is no name.

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Bondage is when the mind longs for something, grieves about
something, rejects something, holds on to something, is pleased
about something or displeased about something.

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Existence, non-existence, change - this is the nature of things. Realizing this, stillness, serenity and bliss naturally follow. One who knows for certain that “Self creates All and is alone” becomes still, desireless, unattached. One who knows for certain that adversity and success come and go in obedience to destiny becomes content. He neither desires nor grieves. One who knows for certain that birth and death, happiness and misery, come and go in obedience to destiny sees nothing to accomplish. He engages in non-action, and in action remains unattached.

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You are not your body.
Your body is not you.
You are not the doer.
You are not the enjoyer.
You are pure awareness,
The witness of all things.
You are without expectation,
Free.
Wherever you go,
Be happy!

Desire and aversion are of the mind.
The mind is never yours.
You are free of its turmoil.
You are awareness itself,
Never changing.
Wherever you go,
Be happy.

For see!
The Self is in all beings,
And all beings are in the Self.
Know you are free,
Free of "I,"
Free of "mine."
Be happy.

(15.4-6)

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You are not your body.
Your body is not you.

You are not the doer.
You are not the enjoyer.

You are pure awareness,
The witness of all things.

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"I do this. I do that."
The big black snake of selfishness
Has bitten you!

"I do nothing."
This is the nectar of faith,
So drink and be happy!

Know you are one,
Pure awareness.

With the fire of this conviction,
Burn down the forest of ignorance.

Free yourself from sorrow,
And be happy.

Be happy!
For you are joy, unbounded joy.

You are awareness itself.

Just as a coil of rope
Is mistaken for a snake,
So you are mistaken for the world.

~ (1.8-10)

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You see the world.
But like the snake in the rope,
It is not really there.

You are pure.

Let yourself dissolve.

(5.3)

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You are the One Witness of everything. This alone is your bondage: that you see the Self as an object. Having been bitten by the great black serpent of the egoism 'I am the doer', drink the nectar of the faith 'I am not the doer', and be happy. Burn down the forest of ignorance with the fire of the conviction 'I am One and Pure Consciousness' and - free from grief - be happy. That in which this universe appears, like a snake imagined in a rope, that Bliss, Supreme Bliss and Consciousness is what you are. Live happily. One who considers oneself free is free and one who considers oneself bound is bound. Thus, the saying is true: 'as one thinks, so one becomes'. ~Ashtavakra Gita 1:7-11

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For the master there is no pain in pain,
No pleasure in pleasure.
Only those who are like him
Can know his exaltation.

He has no form.
His form is emptiness.
He is constant and pure.
He has no sense of duty,
Which only binds men to the world.

~ Ashtavakra Gita 18.56-57

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In Me, the limitless ocean,
let the waves of the universe arise,
and then disappear according to their inherent nature.

I experience neither any expansion, nor any contraction.

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14 The Fool

By nature my mind is empty.
Even in sleep, I am awake.
I think of things without thinking.

All my impressions of the world
Have dissolved.

My desires have melted away.
So what do I care for money
Or the thieving senses,
For friends or knowledge or holy books?

Liberation,
Bondage,
What are they to me?

What do I care for freedom?

For I have known God,
The infinite Self,
The witness of all things.

Without, a fool.
Within, free of thought.

I do as I please,
And only those like me
Understand my ways.

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My child, Because you think you are the body, For a long time you have been bound. Know you are pure awareness. With this knowledge as your sword Cut through your chains. And be happy!

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The Self looks like the world, but this is just an illusion. The Self is everywhere. One. Still. Free. Perfect.

(1.12)

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8 The Mind

The mind desires this,
And grieves for that.
It embraces one thing,
And spurns another.

Now it feels anger,
Now happiness.

In this way you are bound.

But when the mind desires nothing
And grieves for nothing,
When it is without joy or anger
And, grasping nothing,
Turns nothing away. . .

Then you are free.

When the mind is attracted
To anything it senses,
You are bound.

When there is no attraction,
You are free.

Where there is no I,
You are free.

Where there is I,
You are bound.

Consider this.

It is easy.

Embrace nothing,
Turn nothing away.

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Pure of heart,
He desires nothing,
Even in despair.

He is content
In the knowledge of the Self.

With whom may I compare him?

With clear and steady insight
He knows that whatever he sees
Is by its very nature nothing.

How can he prefer one thing to another?

He is beyond all duality.

Free from desire,
He has driven from his mind
All longing for the world.

Come what may,
Joy or sorrow,
Nothing moves him.

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