Where are the elements,
where is the body, where are the organs, and where is the mind? Where, indeed, is the void, or despair? – for
Me who am without the slightest taint by nature? (285)
Where are the scriptures,
and the knowledge of the Self? Where is
the mind detached from the sense objects, and where is contentment? Where is desirelessness? – for Me who has
transcended the duality of opposites?
Where is the knowledge, and
where is ignorance? Where is I, and
where is ‘this is mine’? Where is
bondage, and where is liberation? How
can there be any attribute to my Self-nature?
prarabdha-karma? Where is the question
of liberation whether in life or at death? – for Me, the ever
Where is the doer or the
enjoyer, where is the cessation of thought, or the rising of thought? Where is the question of true perceiving or
faulty perceiving? – for Me who am ever impersonal? (289)
Where is the world, and
where is the seeker, where is the question of yoga as knowledge, who is in
bondage, or who is liberated? – for Me
who am non-dual by his very nature?
Where is creation and where
is destruction? What is the end, and
what is the means? Where is the question
of seeking or achieving? – for Me abiding in my non-dual nature? (291)
Where is the ‘knower’, and
where the ‘means-to-knowledge’? Where is
the ‘object of knowledge’, and where ‘objective knowledge’? What is any thing, and what is no thing? –
for Me who am ever pure? (292)
How can there ever be
distraction or concentration, knowledge or delusion, joy or sorrow? – for Me
who am ever without action? (293)
Where is the relative or the
absolute, happiness or misery? – for Me who am ever beyond any
Where is maya, where is
samsara, where is attachment or detachment, how can there be any question of
jiva or Brahman? – for Me who am ever pure?
Where is activity or
inactivity, where is liberation or bondage? – for Me who am ever immutable,
indivisible and established in the Self?
Where are spiritual
instructions or scriptural injunctions?
Where is the disciple, and where is the guru? Where, indeed, is the question of any duty? –
for me, the subjective, potential plenum, free from all limitations? (297)
Where is the existence or
non-existence? Where is the unicity or
duality? In short, it is needless to say
anything more, other than that nothing, indeed, emanates from me. (298)