The Song of the Self-Supreme
Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971)
XIII. Janaka on the Transcendent Bliss
- Janaka said: Abidance with the Self which does not spring from anything (unborn) cannot be obtained even in the state of renunciation with only a loin-cloth. Hence abandoning renunciation and acceptance I live in true happiness.
- There is distress of the body. There is distress of the mind. Forsaking all these I abide in the supreme goal of life (establishment in the Self).
- Fully understanding that nothing in reality is done (by the Self), I only do whatever comes of itself. Hence I live in true happiness.
- The yogis who are attached to the body show insistence on action or inaction. Due to my abandonment of the sense of association or disassociation (with the body) I live in true happiness.
- Neither any good nor any evil is associated with my stability, movement or repose.Hence I live in true happiness whether I am at rest, move about or sleep.
- There is neither any lapse of mine in rest nor in effort. Hence abandoning the sense of deprivation and delight, I live in true happiness.
- Finding repeatedly the fluctuations of pleasure etc. under different circumstances, I have given up good and evil and live in true happiness.