Ashtavakra Gita - Chapter: 13
- Janaka: The inner freedom of having nothing is hard to achieve, even with just a loin-cloth, but I live as I please abandoning both renunciation and acquisition.
Sometimes one experiences distress because of one's body, sometimes because of one's speech, and sometimes because of one's mind. Abandoning all of these, I live as I please in the goal of humanity.
Recognising that in reality no action is ever committed, I live as I please, just doing what presents itself to be done.
Yogis who identify themselves with their bodies are insistent on fulfilling and avoiding certain actions, but I live as I please abandoning attachment and rejection.
No benefit or loss comes to me by standing, walking or lying down, so consequently I live as I please whether standing, walking or sleeping.
I lose nothing by sleeping and gain nothing by effort, so consequently I live as I please, abandoning loss and success.
Frequently observing the drawbacks of such things as pleasant objects, I live as I please, abandoning the pleasant and unpleasant.