Chapter 7

1. The enlightened one nude or clad in a patched garment of rags gathered from roads follows the path which is devoid of virtue and stays in an empty abode, absorbed in the pure, stainless homogenous Being.  

2. The enlightened one aims at that which is without any mark or marklessness. He is skillful, being devoid of right or wrong. He is the absolute truth, stainless and pure. How can the liberated on engage in discussion and disputation?

3. Free from entrapment in the snares of hope and devoid of purificatory ceremonies, The enlightened one is ever absorbed in the absolute. Thus, having renounced all he is the truth, pure and stainless.

4. How can there be any discussion here of the body and disembodiment of attachment and detachment? Here is the truth itself in its spontaneous natural form—pure, immovable like the sky.

5. Where the truth is known, how can there be form and formlessness? Where there is the Supreme, whose form is like the sky, how is perception of any object possible?

6. The Supreme Self is indivisible of the form of the sky. It is the truth, pure and stainless. Thus, how can there be here difference and nondifference bondage and freedom from bondage transformation and division?

7. Here is only the Absolute Truth indivisible and the All. How can there be here union, disunion, or pride? If thus there is here only the Supreme the indivisible and the All how can there be here any substance or absence of substance?

8. Here is the absolute Truth indivisible and pure, stainless and the All, of the form of the sky. Thus, how can there be here association and dissociation? How, truly, can there be here any play or cessation of play?

9. The enlightened one is a yogi devoid yoga and the absence of yoga. He is an enjoyer, devoid of enjoyment and absence of enjoyment. Thus, he wanders leisurely, filled with the spontaneous joy of his own mind.

10. If the yogi is always related to knowledge and perception, to duality and unity how can he be free here? How can a yogi be natural and free from attachment here? He is the enjoyer of the pure, stainless and homogenous Being.

11. The Self is destruction, devoid of the destroyed and the undestroyed. The Self is the auspicious moment, Devoid of the auspicious and inauspicious time. Thus, how can there be here substance and the absence of substance? The truth which is homogenous is of the form of the sky.

12. Forever divested of all and united to the Self the enlightened one is the All, free and devoid of truth. Thus, how can there be here life and death? and how can there be any accomplishment through meditation and lack of mediation?

13. All this is magic, like a mirage in the desert. Only the absolute Self, of indivisible and impenetrable form exists.

14. To all things from the practice of religious laws and duties to liberation, we are completely indifferent. How can we have anything to do with attachment or detachment? Only the learned imagine these things.

15. Where one knows nothing, there is verily no versification. The Supreme One, Pure of thought, absorbed in the consciousness of the homogenous being prattles about the truth.