"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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Avadhoota Gita - 7

Sage Dattatreya

Chapter 7

1. The enlightened one nude or clad in a patched garment of rags gathered from roads follows the path which is devoid of virtue and stays in an empty abode absorbed in the pure, stainless homogenous Being.

2. The enlightened one aims at that which is without any mark or marklessness. He is skilful, being devoid of right or wrong. He is the absolute truth, stainless and pure. How can the liberated on engage in discussion and disputation?

3. Free from entrapment in the snares of hope and devoid of purificatory ceremonies, The enlightened one is ever absorbed in the absolute. Thus having renounced all He is the truth, pure and stainless.

4. How can there be any discussion here of the body and disembodiment of attachment and detachment? Here is the truth itself in its spontaneous natural form-pure, immovable like the sky.

5. Where the truth is known, how can there be form and formlessness? Where there is the Supreme, whose form is like the sky, how is perception of any object possible?

6. The Supreme Self is indivisible of the form of the sky. It is the truth, pure and stainless. Thus how can there be here difference and non-difference bondage and freedom from bondage transformation and division?

7. Here is only the Absolute Truth indivisible and the All. How can there be here union, disunion, or pride? If thus there is here only the Supreme the indivisible and the All how can there be here any substance or absence of substance?

8. Here is the absolute Truth indivisible and pure, stainless and the All of the form of the sky. Thus how can there be here association and dissociation?

9. The enlightened one is a yogi devoid yoga and the absence of yoga. He is an enjoyer, devoid of enjoyment and absence of enjoyment. Thus he wanders leisurely, filled with the spontaneous joy of his own mind.

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