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Consciousness!


The senses cannot feel It

and the mind cannot understand It.

Consciousness alone is everywhere

and rises as “I” within you.

It is the shining of the sun

and the motion of the earth.

The mind cannot go to touch It or to reach It

and will miss It if it tries to find It.

These attempts are movements hiding the Stillness.

It is found only by Itself when mind does not move.

Check all movements of mind for one moment only,

stop all desires and all thought for one second only,

especially the first thought of “I,” for one instant only,

and you are beyond the cycle of birth and death forever.

This cycle is samsara, your own imagination.