"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, October 25, 2017

Avadhoota Gita - 7

Sage Dattatreya

Chapter 7

10. If the yogi is always related to knowledge and perception, to duality and unity how can he be free here? How can a yogi be natural and free from attachment here? He is the enjoyer of the pure, stainless and homogeneous Being.

11. The Self is destruction, devoid of the destroyed and the undestroyed. The Self is the auspicious moment, Devoid of the auspicious and inauspicious time. Thus, how can there be here substance and the absence of substance? The truth which is homogeneous is of the form of the sky.

12. Forever divested of all and united to the Self the enlightened one is the All free and devoid of truth. Thus, how can there be here life and death? and how can there be any accomplishment through meditation and lack of mediation?

13. All this is magic, like a mirage in the desert. Only the absolute Self, of indivisible and impenetrable form exists.

14. To all things from the practice of religious laws and duties to liberation, we are completely indifferent. How can we have anything to do with attachment or detachment? Only the learned imagine these things.

15. Where one knows nothing, there is verily no versification. The Supreme One, Pure of thought, absorbed in the consciousness of the homogeneous being prattles about the truth.

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