"The very first step in understanding what this is all about is giving up the concept of an active, volitional 'I' as a separate entity and accepting the passive role of perceiving and functioning as a process." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Avadhoota Gita - 6

Sage Dattatreya

Chapter - 6

1. The srutis declare in various ways that this the ether and its like, and we ourselves are like a mirage. If there is only one indivisible, all-comprehensive Absolute how can there be the comparable and comparison?

2. The supreme is without divisibility and in-divisibility. The Supreme is without activity and changeability. If there is only one indivisible, all-comprehensive absolute how can there be worship - how can there be austerity?

3. The mind is verily supreme, undivided all-pervasive and devoid of largeness and smallness. The mind is indeed the indivisible, all-comprehensive absolute. How can we do anything with the mind and speech?

4. The Self is the negation of the distinction between night and day. The Self is the negation of the risen and the not-risen. If there is only one indivisible, all-comprehensive absolute how can there be the Sun., moon and fire?

5. The Self is that from which the distinction of desire and desirelessness of action and inaction are gone. If there is only one indivisible, all-comprehensive absolute how can there be consciousness differentiated by exterior and interior?

6. If the Self is devoid of essence and lack of essence, if it is without void and nonvoid, If there is only one indivisible, all-comprehensive absolute how can there be a first, how can there be a last?

7. If the Self is the negation of difference and nondifference if it is the negation of the knower and the knowable, If there is only one indivisible, all-comprehensive absolute how can there be the third, how can there be the fourth?

8. The spoken and the unspoken are not the truth, the known and the unknown are not the truth. If there is only one indivisible, all-comprehensive absolute how can there be objects, senses, mind and intellect?

9. Ether and air are not the truth; Earth and fire are not the truth. If there is only one indivisible, all-comprehensive absolute how can there be cloud, how can there be water?

सर्वभूताधिवासं यद्भूतेषु च वसत्यपि।
सर्वानुग्राहकत्वेन तद्स्म्यहं वासुदेवः॥

That in whom reside all beings and who resides in all beings,
who is the giver of grace to all, the Supreme Soul of the universe, the limitless being:
I AM THAT. -- Amritabindu Upanishad