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There's no distinction between day and night;
There's no distinction between dawn and dusk.
If there's only the limitless One, all is Shiva.
What's the difference if the Sun or the Moon shines?

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 4

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The one Mind is infinite; It pervades everything.
In the Supreme there is neither "without" nor "within."
The one Mind is, indeed, limitless; all is Shiva.
How, then, could Shiva be defined in thought or in speech?

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 3

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In the Supreme there is neither division nor non-division;
In the Supreme there is neither activity nor inactivity.
If there's only the limitless One, all is Shiva.
What, then, is the need of austerities and rites.

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 2

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In many eloquent ways the scriptures have said,
"This observable world's like a desert mirage."
If there's only the limitless One, all is Shiva.
How, then, and to what, could the Self be compared?

Sastodhyayah
Chapter 6, Verse 1

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In that state where one knows nothing at all,
This versified knowledge does not even exist.
So, now, while I'm in the state of samarasa,
I, the Avadhut, have spoken of the supreme Absolute.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 32

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In many eloquent ways, the scriptures have said,
"This observable world's like a desert mirage."
If there's only the eternal One, I'm the same Self in all.
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 31

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This [Self] is the underlying Essence of every substance;
So how can you find distinctions in the one Existence?
There is no object of perception outside of Itself;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 30

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The Self is neither substantial nor insubstantial;
It is neither identical, nor not identical, to the world.
It's beyond both enquiry and abstention from enquiry;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 29

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Beyond pleasure and pain, I'm the same Self in all;
Here, neither sorrow nor gladness exists.
In the supreme Reality, there is neither Guru nor disciple;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 28

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Here, I'm unattracted to either virtue or vice;
Here, I'm unattracted to either form or formlessness.
Here, I'm unatttracted to either dispassion or desire;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 27

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The one Purity, like space, is equally in all;
Transcending all forms, I'm the same Self in all.
Whether there are forms or no forms, the Essence remains the same;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 26

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Here is no difference between embodied and bodiless;
To the Supreme, the subtle and gross states are the same.
The Supreme is the same whether It's named or unnamed;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 25

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Here, time and timelessness cease to exist.
Here, atoms and particles cease to exist.
Only the absolute Reality never ceases to exist.
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 24

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I'm neither in bondage nor in freedom; I'm always the same.
I'm neither united nor separated; I'm always the same.
I possess neither knowledge nor ignorance; I'm always the same.
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 23

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If everything is eternal, everything is myself.
If only the Stainless, the Immutable, exists, everything is myself.
Whether daytime or night-time, everything is myself;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 22

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Here, everything is eternal; everything is Consciousness.
Here' only the Immutable exists; everything is Consciousness.
Without any exception, everything is Consciousness.
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 21

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If I'm always the same, beyond caste and tastelessness;
If I'm always the same, beyond cause and effect;
If I'm always the same, beyond division and non-division;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 20

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There's no state of liberation and no state of bondage;
There's no state of virtue, and no state of sin.
There's no state of perfection and no state of imperfection;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 19

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Indiscrimination? Discrimination? This is ignorance.
Mindlessness? Mindfulness? This is ignorance.
If only the eternal One is seen: this is knowledge.
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 18

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Here, everyone is the same conscious Soul;
Here, everyone is the one eternal Soul.
Here, only the one undivided Soul exists;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 17

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Unchanging? Changing? Neither is the truth.
Purposeless? Purposeful? Neither is the truth.
If only the Self is perceived: that is the truth.
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 16

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I'm not a vessel, a temple, a house, or a sheath;
Here, without association or dissociation, I am the supreme Reality.
Here, without knowledge or ignorance, I am the supreme Reality;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 15

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Here, Reality is not divided into sub-realities (tattvas);
Here is neither union nor separation.
Even if everything disappears, I'm the same Self in all.
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 14

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Here is neither existence nor non-existence;
Here is neither desire nor desirelessness;
Here, the wisdom that's learned is freedom and equality.
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 13

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Neither the gunas nor anything else can bind me;
How could I be bound by actions in this life or in the after-life?
I'm the pure, stainless Self, the same within all;
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 12

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The Self is beyond form and formlessness, is It not?
It is beyond division and non-division, is It not?
It is beyond creation and the absence of creation, is It not?
Why lament, then, O mind? I'm the same Self in all.

Panchamodhyayah
Chapter 5, Verse 11

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