ASTAVAKRA GITA part---10

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70. The pure person who has experienced the Indescribable attains peace by one’s own nature, realising that all this is nothing but illusion, and that nothing is.
71. There are no rules, dispassion, renunciation or meditation for one who is pure receptivity by nature, and who admits no knowable form of being.
72. For one who shines with the radiance of Infinity and is not subject to natural causality there is neither bondage, liberation, pleasure nor pain.
73. Pure illusion reigns in Samsara which continues until self realisation. The enlightened person lives in the beauty of freedom from me and mine, from the sense of responsibility and from any attachment.
74. For the seer who knows oneself as imperishable and beyond pain there is neither knowledge, a world nor the sense that ‘I am the body’ or ‘the body is mine.’
75. No sooner does a person of low intelligence give up activities like the elimination of thought than he falls into mental chariot-racing and babble.
76. A fool does not get rid of stupidity even on hearing the truth. He may appear outwardly free from imaginations, but inside he is hankering after the senses still.
77. Though in the eyes of the world he is active, the person who has shed action through knowledge finds no means of doing or speaking anything.
78. For the wise person who is always unchanging and fearless there is neither darkness nor light nor destruction, nor anything.
79. There is neither fortitude, prudence nor courage for the mystic whose nature is beyond description and free of individuality.
80. There is neither heaven nor hell nor even liberation during life. In a word, in the sight of the seer nothing exists at all.
81. One neither longs for possessions nor grieves at their absence. The calm mind of the sage is full of the nectar of immortality.
82. The dispassionate does not praise the good or blame the wicked. Content and equal in pain and pleasure, one sees nothing that needs doing.
83. The wise person does not dislike samsara or seek to know oneself. Free from pleasure and impatience, one is not dead and one is not alive.
84. The wise person stands out by being free from anticipation, without attachment to such things as children or mates, free from desire for the senses, and not even concerned about one’s own body.
85. Peace is everywhere for the wise person who lives on whatever happens to come, going to wherever one feels like, and sleeping wherever the sun happens to set.
86. Let one’s body rise or fall. The great-souled one gives it no thought, having forgotten all about samsara in coming to rest on the ground of one’s true nature.
87. The wise person has the joy of being complete in oneself and without possessions, acting as one pleases, free from duality and rid of doubts, and without attachment to any creature.
88. The wise person excels in being without the sense of “me”. Earth, a stone or gold are the same to such a one. The knots of the heart have been rent asunder, and one is freed from greed and blindness.
89. Who can compare with that contented, liberated soul who pays no regard to anything and has no desire left in one’s heart?
90. Who but the upright person without desire knows without knowing, sees without seeing and speaks without speaking?
91. Beggar or king, one excels who is without desire, and whose opinion of things is rid of “good” and “bad”.
92. There is neither dissolute behaviour nor virtue, nor even discrimination of the truth for the sage who has reached the goal and is the very embodiment of guileless sincerity.
93. That which is experienced within by one desireless and free from pain, and content to rest in himself - how could it be described, and of whom?
94. The wise person who is contented in all circumstances is not asleep even in deep sleep, not sleeping in a dream, nor waking when he is awake.
95. The seer is without thoughts even when thinking, without senses among the senses, without understanding even in understanding and without a sense of responsibility even in the ego.
96. Neither happy nor unhappy, neither detached nor attached, neither seeking liberation nor liberated, one is neither something nor nothing.
97. Not distracted in distraction, in mental stillness not poised, in stupidity not stupid, that blessed one is not even wise in one’s wisdom.
98. The liberated person is self-possessed in all circumstances and free from the idea of “done” and “still to do.” Such a one is the same wherever and whenever, without greed. Such a one does not dwell on what has been done or has not been done.
99. Such a one is not pleased when praised nor upset when blamed. One is not afraid of death nor attached to life.
100. A person at peace does not run off to popular places or to the forest. Whatever and wherever, one remains the same.