Through ignorance I once imagined I was bound. But I am pure awareness. I live beyond all distinctions, In unbroken meditation.
- Ashtavakra Gita 2:17
Cut down The forest of desire, Not the forest of trees. From the forest of desire Come danger & fear. Having cut down this forest & its underbrush, monks, be deforested.
- Dhammapada, 20, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.