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Forty Verses on Reality
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Forty verses on Reality, Verses 33 - 40
- It is ridiculous to say either 'I have not
realized the Self' or 'I have realized the Self'; are there two selves,
for one to be the object of the other's realization? It is a truth
within the experience of everyone that there is only one Self
- It is due to illusion born of ignorance that
men fail to recognise That which is always and for everybody the
inherent Reality dwelling in its natural Heart-centre and to abide in
it, and that instead they argue that it exists or does not exist, that
it has form or has not form, or is non-dual or dual.
- To seek and abide in the Reality that is
always attained, is the only Attainment. All other attainments (siddhis)
are such as are acquired in dreams. Can they appear real to someone who
has woken up from sleep? Can they that are established in the Reality
and are free from maya, be deluded by them?
- Only if the thought 'I am the body' occurs will the meditation 'I am
not this, I am That', help one to abide as That. Why should we for ever
be thinking, 'I am That'? Is it necessary for man to go on thinking 'I
am a man'? Are we not always That?
- The contention, 'Dualism during practice, non-dualism on
Attainment', is also false. While one is anxiously searching, as well as
when one has found one's Self, who else is one but the tenth man?
- As long as a man is the doer, he also reaps the fruit of his deeds,
but, as soon as he realizes the Self through enquiry as to who is the
doer his sense of being the doer falls away and the triple karma is
ended. This is the state of eternal Liberation.
- Only so long as one considers oneself bound, do thoughts of bondage
and Liberation continue. When one enquires who is bound the Self is
realized, eternally attained, and eternally free. When thought of
bondage comes to an end, can thought of Liberation survive?
- If it is said, that Liberation is of three kinds, with form or
without form or with and without form, then let me tell you that the
extinction of three forms of Liberation is the only true Liberation.