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Wise Words of Ashtavakra

One who considers oneself free is free indeed, and one who considers oneself bound remains bound. ‘As one thinks, so one becomes’ is a popular saying in this world, which is really true.

Oh, duality is the root of misery. There is no other remedy for it except the realization that all objects of experience are false and that I am one and pure, intelligence and bliss.

What is it that does not close its eyes even while sleeping?
Ashtavakra – Fish (the ever-conscious soul) never closes its eye-lids while sleeping.

What is it that does not move even when born?
Ashtavakra – an egg does not move when laid

What is it that has no heart?
Ashtavakra – stone (soul that has left the body) has no heart

What does increase even in its own speed?
Ashtavakra – A river (heart of a yogi) increases in its own speed.’

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