Afternoon Mindfulness ~IV~

I am the ritual and the sacrifice;
I am true medicine and the mantram.

I am the offering
and the fire which consumes it
and the one to whom it is offered.

I am the father and mother of this universe,
and its grandfather too;
I am its entire support.

I am the sum of all knowledge,
the purifier,
the syllable Om;
I am the sacred scriptures,
the Rig, Yajur, and Sama Vedas.

I am the goal of life,
the Lord and support of all,
the inner witness,
the abode of all.
I am the only refuge,
the one true friend.

I am the beginning,
the staying,
and the end of creation;
I am the womb
and the eternal seed.

I am heat;
I give and withhold the rain.

I am immortality
and I am death.

I am what is
and what is not.

~ Bhagavad Gita, Ch.9 v.16-19

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