Ashtavakra Gita —
5. Four Ways to Dissolution

Stages of Dissolution of Consciousness

You are pure.
Nothing touches you.
What is there to renounce?
Let it all go,
The body and the mind.
Let yourself dissolve. (5.1)

Like bubbles in the sea,
All the worlds arise in you.
Know you are the Self.
Know you are one.
Let yourself dissolve.

You see the world.
But like the snake in the rope,
It is not really there.
You are pure.
Let yourself dissolve. (5.3)

You are one and the same
In joy and sorrow,
Hope and despair,
Life and death.
You are already fulfilled.
Let yourself dissolve. (5.4)

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* Translated by Thomas Byrom