The supreme truth is pure

The supreme truth has neither passion, nor is it free of passion. It is without any impurity and motionless.

Published: 03rd February 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2013 12:17 PM   |  A+A-

The supreme truth has neither passion, nor is it free of passion. It is without any impurity and motionless. When I, Aham, am that very auspiciousness and the supreme truth, how can I prostrate to my own self?

There is no formation in the mind of a form or formlessness. There is neither untruth nor truth. It is actionless self. These differences are not meant to confuse the seeker of truth, but just to show that no word can describe what truth is all about. Sri Dattatreya says that the Aham or self is that very truth and hence no salutation is possible.

In that space called awareness which is hidden within us, nothing reaches. There is no poetic metre that can describe this truth. The one who is immersed in this essence that is present equally in all by sheer experience is the supreme Avadhoota who is ever talking about this alone.

The one who has realised this truth may be clad in a shawl that is stitched up with rags of cloth, walking along a path of his own which has nothing to do with good deeds or sinful ones. Unclad by the mind that moves and covers, he stands in a space of emptiness, ever immersed in the pure and taintless essence that is present in everything.

The realised one has no specific goal, nor is he thinking of any goal-less state of being. His skill is of a quality that is neither attached to something nor detached from something. He is purified by the lone essence which is pure and untainted. For the Avadhuta who is seeing the divine in everything, where is the possibility of a debate or counter-argument?

The Avadhoota is free of all hopes and bonds born out of them. He is for ever revelling in the pure self, that there is no need for any ritual or ceremony to purify himself. Being free of everything in this manner, the Avadhoota is ever present in a state of essential purity.

All the analysis of the “I am not this body”, etc stops with the mind. Beyond that, how is such discriminatory thinking possible, because there is no tool to think? How are these feelings of passion or freedom from passion ever analysed as they do not reach up to the realm of the self? This truth is pure, steady and has the form of empty space. This truth exists without any support, absolutely by itself and takes the form of a natural state of existence.

Once the individual being reaches this pure realm of awareness, how can the person talk of something that has form or is formless? When what exists is in the form of the sky and is supreme, how can objects manifest and reveal themselves to the mind that is not there in the first place?

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