If you wish to be free, know you are the Self, the witness of all these, the heart of awareness. Set your body aside, sit in your own awareness. You will at once be happy, forever still, forever free.
You should discover your own reality and not thwart yourself. For you have the self as your only friend, or as your only enemy.
In thinking, “This is I” and “That is mine”, he binds himself with his self, as does a bird with a snare.
The Self, having in dreams enjoyed the pleasures of sense, gone hither and thither, experienced good and evil, hastens back to the state of waking from which he started. As a man passes from dream to wakefulness, so does he pass from this life to the next.
Occasionally we find ourselves at unexpected crossroads with more than one opportunity from which to choose. Time itself is often the best indicator of which decision to make, for it can tell so many things that are now hazy.
Any caterpillar who tried to “know himself” would never become a butterfly.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.
Fight with yourself, why fight with external foes? He, who overcomes self will obtain happiness.