Chapter 5: One Becomes Three
Remember this: he is the changeless, always the same form. Whatever changes is maya, illusion; it is sansara, it is falsity, it is a dream. What is eternal, what never changes, is God. If you grasp well the meaning of this sutra, you will one day seek out the changeless one within you.
You may perhaps have observed, or perhaps not, that within you too there is a factor, an element that is changeless. Anger comes but it is not with you all day long. Anger is maya. Sometimes love comes but that too does not remain all the time. Love also is maya. Sometimes you are cheerful, sometimes sad; but all these are passing phases, therefore they are illusions.
Then what is with you all twenty-four hours? It is the witness within - whether you are aware of it or not. Who is it who sees the anger? Who is it who sees the greed? Who sees your love? Who watches your hate? Who knows you are sad? Who knows when you are cheerful? Who is it who tells you: I am ill, I am well? Who is it who knows that you did not sleep well last night, that dreams troubled you?
All day long there is one who knows you inside. He is forever awake, while all else comes and goes. Catch hold of this one, for in this alone can you get a glimpse of him.
If you must bow, bow to Him.
He is the primal being, pure without beginning or end.
He is the unstruck sound.
He is immutable through all time.