Dattatreya’s Song of the Avadhut (3.16-17)

Dattatreya
               Dattatreya

I’ve put an end to both wavering and unwavering;
I don’t even imagine thought.
I’ve put an end to both dreaming and waking;
I neither sleep nor wake.
I’ve put an end to animate and inanimate; I’m neither moving nor still.
I’m nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I’m everywhere, like space.

I’m not the knower, nor something to be known; nor am I the cause of knowledge.
I’m beyond the realm of speech, the mind and the intellect;
How could the ultimate Reality ever be described by words?
I’m nectarean knowledge, unchanging bliss; I’m everywhere, like space.

~ Dattatreya’s Song of the Avadhut (3.16-17)

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