The Song of the Self-Supreme
Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971)
VI. On the irrelevance of the dissolution of consciousness
- Astavakra said: I am infinite as the sky. The world of nature is like the (limited) pot. This is true knowledge. Thus neither rejection nor acceptance nor dissolution is possible.
- I am like the ocean, and this phenomenal world is like its waves. With such an understanding (for the knower of the Self), there is neither renunciation nor acceptance for dissolution.
- I am like the sea-shell. The world sense is (false) like the identification of the sea-shell with the silver. With such an understanding, there is neither rejection nor acceptance nor dissolution for the Self.
- I am in all beings and all beings are in me. This is true knowledge. Thus there is neither any renunciation nor acceptance nor dissolution.