04 April 2010

Four Ways to Dissolution

Ashtavakra said:

You are immaculate, touched by nothing.
What is there to renounce?
The mind is complex — let it go.
Know the peace of dissolution.

The universe arises from you
like foam from the sea.
Know yourself as One.
Enter the peace of dissolution.

Like an imagined snake in a rope
the universe appears to exist
in the immaculate Self, but does not.
Seeing this you know, “There is nothing to dissolve.”

You are perfect, changeless,
through misery and happiness,
hope and despair, life and death.
This is the state of dissolution.