King Janaka reflects on caution and clarification in the words of Sage Ashtavakra, and replies as below:
My mind is like a vast ocean. Waves (of thoughts and emotions) rise, clash, move and fall in mind, just as in the ocean.
World itself is a creation of mind. It floats and drifts in my mind, like boat caught in the wind.
I am not within boat, or any object for that matter. I am neither attached to any of these, nor I truly have any desire for these.
That is, when my mind is attached to these, all these had influence on me in the context. Devoid of attachment now, these holds no significance for me any longer.
What is there for me to accept or reject, as pure consciousness?