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Forty Verses on Reality
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Forty verses on Reality, Verses 25-32
- It. comes into being equipped with a form, and
as long as it retains a form it endures. Having a form, it feeds and
grows big. But if you investigate it this evil spirit, which has no form
of its own, relinquishes its grip on form and takes to flight.
- If the ego is, everything else also is. If the
ego is not, nothing else is. Indeed, the ego is all. Therefore the
enquiry as to what this ego is, is the only way of giving up everything.
- The State of non-emergence of 'I' is the state
of being THAT. Without questing for that State of the non-emergence of
'I' and attaining It, how can one accomplish one's own extinction, from
which the 'I' does not revive? Without that attainment how is it
possible to abide in one's true State, where one is That?
- Just as a man would dive in order to get
something that had fallen into the water, so one should dive into
oneself, with a keen one-pointed mind, controlling speech and breath,
and find the place whence the 'I' originates.
- The only enquiry leading to Self-realization
is seeking the Source of the 'I' with in-turned mind and without
uttering the word 'I'. Meditation on 'I am not this; I am That' may be
an aid to the enquiry but it cannot be the enquiry.
- If one enquires 'Who am I?' within the mind,
the individual 'I' falls down abashed as soon as one reaches the Heart
and immediately Reality manifests itself spontaneously as 'I-I'.
Although it reveals itself as 'I', it is not the ego but the Perfect
Being, the Absolute Self.
- For Him who is immersed in the bliss of the
Self, arising from the extinction of the ego, what remains to be
accomplished? He is not aware of anything (as) other than the Self. Who
can apprehend his State?
- Although the scriptures proclaim 'Thou art
That', it is only a sign of weakness of mind to meditate 'I am That, not
this', because you are eternally That. What has to be done is to
investigate what one really is and remain That.