The Witness of These

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

You do not con­sist of any of the el­e­ments — earth, wa­ter, fire, air, or even ether. To be lib­er­ated, know your­self as con­sist­ing of con­scious­ness, the wit­ness of these. If only you will re­main rest­ing in con­scious­ness, see­ing your­self as dis­tinct from the body, then even now you will be­come happy, peace­ful and free from bonds. You do not be­long to the brah­min or any other caste, you are not at any stage, nor are you any­thing that the eye can see. You are un­at­tached and form­less, the wit­ness of every­thing — so be happy.

Astavakra Gita as trans­lated by John Richards

Great thanks go to Robert Millis & his doc­u­men­tary The World is Unreal like a Snake in a Rope, a trailer of which you can see be­low.

Much re­spect also to Matt Wascovich & Scarcity of Tanks for be­ing the draw. Their newest al­bum, Bleed Now, is fun­da­men­tally awe­some.