There must always be some distance
between yourself and
the phenomena that you perceive.
When you are aware of your true Self
more than you are aware of the world,
then somehow you have smoothly crossed over.
When you are more deeply involved
in your personal self and the world rather than
abiding in your unchanging awareness Self,
you remain in exile from your own true home.
When the mind is established in the Self,
a beautiful vibration is present.
It is like you are insulated against
the impact of worldly commotion, vaccinated
against the intoxicating effects of maya.
Something remains untouched.
Seemingly touched, yet untouched.
Apparently affected, yet unaffectable
—immaculate Being.