Ashtavakra Gita : Peace
Like a leaf in the wind
the liberated one
is untethered from life–
desireless, independent, free.
For one who has transcended the world
there is no joy or sorrow.
With a stilled mind,
he lives on with no body.
One who knows Self,
whose mind is serene and spotless,
does not desire to give up anything,
nor does he miss what is not there.
His mind being in a natural state
the wise one knows nothing
of honor and dishonor.
He does what comes to be done.
One who acts knowing
“This is done by the body, not by I, pure Self,”
indeed does nothing–
no matter how much acting takes place.