22 May 2023
Expansion and contraction
are only movements in you.
What you are in truth remains unaffected
by the movements of time and change.
It is fully alive within as your own immortal Self.
The immortal needs no practice or assistance,
being perfect and complete in every way.
It is unchanging, ever present,
without desire or need—inscrutable.
The awakened being
needs neither courage nor faith,
neither hope nor trust.
He is beyond the realm of duality,
the imperishable one.
Self-inquiry reveals this.