"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, July 24, 2017

Avadhoota Gita-5

Sage Dattatreya

Chapter - 5

13. Here is the Being devoid of existence and non-existence of desire and desirelessness. Here is verily the highest consciousness identical with freedom. Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

14. Here is the truth undifferentiated by truths devoid of junction and disjunction. Since it is the same in all and devoid of all Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

15. Here is the Supreme devoid of association and disassociation unlike a house cottage or sheath. Here is the Supreme, devoid of knowledge and ignorance. Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

16. Change and changelessness the definable and the indefinable are untrue. if the truth is in the Self alone Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

17. Here verily is the conscious Being who is completely the All. Here is the conscious Being who is the all-comprehensive and undivided. Here is the conscious Being, alone and immutable. Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

18. It is ignorance to see difference in the undifferentiated. Doubt in what is beyond doubt is ignorance. If there is only the one undivided consciousness then why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

19. There is no state of liberation no state of virtue, no state of vice. There is no state of perfection and no state of destitution. Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

20. If the homogenous Being is devoid of cause and effect division and subdivision, color and lack of color Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

21. The self is here in the universal consciousness which is the All and undivided. It is here in the universal consciousness which is absolute and immovable. It is here in the universal consciousness which is devoid of men and other beings. Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

22. The Self transcends all, is indivisable and all-pervading. It is free from stain of attachment, immovable and all-pervading. It is without day and night and all-pervading. Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

23. There is no coming of bondage and freedom from bondage. There is no coming of union and separation. There is no coming of reasoning and disputation. Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

24. Here is negation of time, untime and even the atom of fire but no negation of the absolute truth. Why dost thou, who art the identity in all, grieve in thy heart?

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