"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

Friday, July 5, 2013

Ashtavakra Gita

Sage Ashtavakra said,

  • Happy he stands, happy he sits, happy he sleeps and happy he comes and goes. Happy he speaks, and happy he eats. This is the life of a man at peace.
  • He who of his very nature feels no happiness in his daily life like worldly people, remains undisturbed like a great lake cleared of defilement.
  • Even abstention from action leads to action in a fool, while even the action of the wise man brings the fruits of inaction.
  • A fool often shows aversion towards his belonging, but for him whose attachment to the body has dropped away, there is neither attachment nor aversion.
  • The mind of the fool is always caught in thinking or not thinking, but the wise man's is of the nature of no thought because he thinks what should be thought.

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