In thinking, “This is I” and “That is mine”, he binds himself with his self, as does a bird with a snare.
The self-confidence one builds from achieving difficult things and accomplishing goals is the most beautiful thing of all.
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.
Fight with yourself, why fight with external foes? He, who overcomes self will obtain happiness.
That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
The great, unborn Self is undecaying, immortal, undying, fearless, infinite.
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.
To understand oneself profoundly, one needs balance. Neither renunciation nor acquiescence.