Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pure Consciousness, the Witness of everything!

As our discussion continues at soulandsubstance, where I have talked about Consciousness - the abstractions to "understand" it and the associated challenges in experiencing truth.

Feel free to participate and come back to enjoy the following excerpts from "Ashtavakra Gita":


You do not consist of any of the elements -- earth, water, fire, air, or even ether. To be liberated, know yourself as consisting of consciousness, the witness of these.

If only you will remain resting in consciousness, seeing yourself as distinct from the body, then even now you will become happy, peaceful and free from bonds.

Your real nature is as the ONE PERFECT, FREE, and actionless CONSCIOUSNESS, the all-pervading witness -- unattached to anything, desireless and at peace. It is from illusion that you seem to be involved in samsara.

You are really unbound and actionless, SELF-ILLUMINATING and spotless already. The cause of your bondage is that you are still resorting to stilling the mind.

You are unconditioned and CHANGELESS, formless and immovable, unfathomable AWARENESS, unperturbable: so hold to nothing but consciousness.

Recognize that the apparent is unreal, while the UNMANIFEST is abiding. Through this initiation into truth you will escape falling into unreality again.

Just as a mirror exists everywhere both within and apart from its reflected images, so the Supreme Lord exists EVERYWHERE within and apart from this body.

Just as one and the same all-pervading space exists within and without a jar, so the eternal, everlasting God exists in the TOTALITY of things.

~Ashtavakra Gita

2 comments:

Liara Covert said...

We are each evolving in consciousness. not everyone is aware where they are and or where they are headed, but it is always within reach to figrue this out. As you reflect on spirituality and encourage others to explore their own, you also encourage yourself.

Amarendra said...

I like your "ALWAYS within reach" statement!

And, I agree - the ACCESS TO THAT is to "encourage others to explore their own spirituality"!

Powerfully expressed!

Thank You!