Why do you run?
January 31, 2012, 9:50 am
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Neither birth nor death pertain to you;
You have never been merely a body.
It is well known that “All is Brahman,” The Absolute;
The scriptures have stated this in various ways.

You are That which is both inside and out;
You are Shiva; you are everything, everywhere.
Why, then, are you so deluded?
Why do you run about like a frightened ghost?

There’s no such thing as union or separation,
for me or for you.
There is no me, no you, no manifold world;
All is the Self, and the Self alone.

You cannot be heard, or smelled, or tasted;
You cannot be seen, or sensed by touch.
Truly, you are the ultimate Reality;
Why, then, should you be so troubled?

Neither birth, nor death, nor the active mind,
Nor bondage, nor liberation, affects you at all.
Why then, my dear, do you grieve in this way?
You and I have no name or form.

O my mind, why are you so deluded?
Why do you run about like a frightened ghost?
Become aware of the indivisible Self!
Be rid of attachment; be happy and free!

Truly, you are the unchanging Essence of everything;
You are the unmoving Unity; you’re boundless Freedom.
You have neither attachment nor aversion;
Why, then, do you worry and succumb to desires?

All the scriptures unanimously declare
That the pure, formless, undifferentiated Reality
Is the Essence of all forms.
There is absolutely no doubt about this.

All forms, please understand, are only temporary manifestations;
Only the formless Essence eternally exists.
Once this truth is realized,
There’s no more necessity to be reborn.

The one Reality is ever the same;
This is what all the wise say.
Whether you embrace or renounce desires,
The One Consciousness remains unaffected.

If you see the world as other than the Self,
can that be the experience of Unity?
If you see it as the Self, can that be the experience of Unity?
If it is seen as both the Self and not the Self,
can that be the experience of Unity?
The true state of freedom is to see everything as One.

You are the pure Reality, always the same;
You have no body, no birth and no death.
How, then, can you say, “I know the Self”?
Or how can you say, “I don’t know the Self”?

The saying, “That thou art,”
Affirms the reality of your own true Self.

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