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

|| VERSE 17 | ASCERTAINMENT OF THE SELF OR SOUL ||

Spiritually You are a pure and bright substance , which is ubiquitous and ever in Its ascendancy . It is devoid of pleasure and pain , and of death and disease .


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

|| VERSE 18 | ASCERTAINMENT OF THE SELF OR SOUL ||

Why do you lament at the grief or loss of a friend , when You are so friendless in YourSelf . Being alone in this world , who do You claim as a friend of Soul ?


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

|| VERSE 20 | ASCERTAINMENT OF THE SELF OR SOUL ||

Being imperishable in YourSelf , why do you fear to fall into naught ? And why think of the destruction of Soul , which is never subject to death ?


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

|| VERSE 27 | ASCERTAINMENT OF THE SELF OR SOUL ||

There are threefold methods of dispelling this delusion of the mind , namely : by the tranquillity of the mind , by destroying its desires , and by abandonment of acts .


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

|| VERSE 29 | ASCERTAINMENT OF THE SELF OR SOUL ||

Our unacquaintance with spiritual knowledge , is the cause of all our errors ; but our acquaintance of it , leads us to endless joy , and ultimately to BRAHMAN Itself .


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

|| VERSE 31 | ASCERTAINMENT OF THE SELF OR SOUL ||

All things have sprung from One Being , who is perfect felicity Itself , inconceivable and undecaying in Its nature ; and all these are as the rays of that light , or as the light of that everlasting fire .


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

|| VERSE 56 | ASCERTAINMENT OF THE SELF OR SOUL ||

Privation of desires melts down the mind , and dissolves the mist of ignorance from the face of the intellect .

Then appears the bright light of the one infinite and increate GOD , like the clear firmament of autumn after the dispersion of clouds .

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