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YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIX

|| VERSE 21 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

IT is beyond egoism or tuism , ipseism and suism , and all entities and non-entities .

There is no attribution nor particularity in IT , who is above all ideas , and is none of the ideal personifications of notions .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIX

|| VERSE 22 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

IT is the plenum of the world , supporting and moving all , being unmoved and unsupported by any .

IT is everlasting and undecaying bliss ; having no name or symbol or cause of ITs own .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIX

|| VERSE 25 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

The Supreme Spirit being perfectly tranquil , and all things being situated in IT , it is wrong to speak of this creation or that , when there is no such thing as a creation at any time .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIX

|| VERSE 26 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

All things exist in the all containing Spirit of GOD , as the whole body of water is contained in the universal ocean ; but there is fluctuation in the waters owing to their fluidity , whereas there is no motion in the quiet and motionless Spirit of GOD .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIX

|| VERSE 35-36 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

This plenitude of the world is without its beginning and end , and appears as a faultless or perfect peace of workership . It is Full with the Fullness of the Supreme Being , and remains Full in the Fullness of GOD .

This plenum which appears as the created world , is essentially the Great BRAHMAN , and situated in ITs Greatness ; just as the sky is situated in the sky , tranquillity in tranquillity , and felicity in felicity .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXXI

|| VERSE 13+18 | PROOF OF THE FUTILITY OF MIND ||

Distance appears to be nigh , as a distant mountain seen in the mirror ; and a long time seems a short interval , as a night of undisturbed repose .

It is the notion that gives a shape to all things ; it makes a long time appear as a moment , and also prolongs a moment of time to a long period of time .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXXI

|| VERSE 14 | PROOF OF THE FUTILITY OF MIND ||

What is untrue seems to be a truth as in dreaming one's own death in sleep ; and that which is impossible appears possible , as in one's aerial journey in a dream .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXXI

|| VERSE 15 | PROOF OF THE FUTILITY OF MIND ||

The stable seems unsteady , as in the erroneous notion of the motion of fixed objects to one passing in a vehicle ; and the unmoving seem to be moving to one , as under the influence of one's inebriation .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXXI

|| VERSE 17+20 | PROOF OF THE FUTILITY OF MIND ||

No sooner does the mind contract its ignorance , by its false notions of egoism and tuism , than it is subjected to endless errors , which have no beginning , middle or end and are of incessant occurrence in their course .

Ignorance causes the blunder of taking things for what they are not , and falling into the errors of egoism and tuism : so all errors in the mind produce errors in actions also .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXXI

|| VERSE 23 | PROOF OF THE FUTILITY OF MIND ||

As the human mind is liable to forget many things which are actually done by some , so it is susceptible to remember those acts as true which were never done , but had been merely thought upon in the mind .

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