04 April 2010

Tranquility


Janaka said:

14.1
Though appearing asleep like other men,
one whose interest in the world is exhausted,
whose mind has been emptied,
who thinks only by inadvertence,
is in Reality awake.

14.2
When desire has melted,
how can there be wealth, or friends,
or the seduction of senses?
Of what use is scripture and knowledge?

14.3
I have realized the supreme Self, the Witness, the One.
I am indifferent to bondage and freedom.
I have no need for liberation.

14.4
The inner condition of one who is devoid of doubt,
yet moves among creatures of illusion,
can only be known by those like him.