04 April 2010

Repose in the Self


Janaka said:

19.1
With the tongs of Truth
I have plucked the thorn of thinking
from the innermost cave of my heart.

19.2
Where is meditation, pleasure, prosperity, or discrimination?
Where is duality?
Where even is Unity?
I abide in the glory of Self.

19.3
Where is past and future, or even present?
Where is space, or even eternity?
I abide in the glory of Self.

19.4
Where is Self?
Where is not-Self?
Where is good and evil, confusion and clarity?
I abide in the glory of Self.

19.5
Where is sleeping, dreaming, waking, or even the fourth state?
Where is fear?
I abide in the glory of Self.

19.6
Where is close or far, in or out, gross or subtle?
I abide in the glory of Self.

19.7
Where is life and death?
Where is the world and worldly relations?
Where is distraction and stillness?
I abide in the glory of Self.

19.8
There is no need to talk about the three ends of life.
To talk of yoga is purposeless.
Even talking about Truth is irrelevant.
I rest in Self alone.