YVM | SELECT | V2.1 | B3 | CH LXI + LXIII

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

|| VERSE 07 | ON THE NATURE OF THE WORLD ||

It is ignorance of the infinite and eternal Spirit of GOD , that exhibits itself as myself , thyself and the world itself in the mind .


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

|| VERSE 22 | ON THE NATURE OF THE WORLD ||

Know the unreal world which appears as real , and the reality of GOD which appears as unreality , to be of the manner of the air in motion and at rest .

The visible world like the current air , appears true to them that have no knowledge of the invisible GOD , who is as calm as the still air underlying the etherial air and its fluctuations .


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

|| VERSE 23 | ON THE NATURE OF THE WORLD ||

A thing may appear different from another , and yet be the same with it ; as the light in the fire is the selfsame fire .

So the visible world arising from the invisible BRAHMAN , appears as another reality ; though it is same with the reality of GOD .


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

|| VERSE 28 | ON THE NATURE OF THE WORLD ||

So this creation ( manifestation ) is inseparable from the spirit of BRAHMAN , and is a mere form of the One Supreme Soul , beside which there is nothing in reality .


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

|| VERSE 32 | ON THE NATURE OF THE WORLD ||

To attribute the formation of these multitudes of the combination of atoms , and to suppose every particle to be composed of minutest infinitesimals , are but vagaries of imagination , as none of them could combine of themselves except by direction of the Eternal Mind .


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

|| VERSE 01 | IMMUTABILITY OF THE DIVINE MIND ||

The essence of BRAHMAN is All in All , and ever remains in every manner in everything in all places .

It is omnipotence , omniform and the Lord GOD of All .


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

|| VERSE 07 | IMMUTABILITY OF THE DIVINE MIND ||

There is no duality in reality , the difference consists in shape and not in substantiality .

Thus the waves in the waters of the sea , the bracelets and wristlets formed of gold , are no more than modifications of the same substances .


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

|| VERSE 08 | IMMUTABILITY OF THE DIVINE MIND ||

The form of a thing is said to be so and so , from its appearance only and not in its reality .

The snake is affirmed of a rope , but we have neither the outward perception nor inward thought of a snake in it .

Hence all appearances are delusions of sense .


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

|| VERSE 09 | IMMUTABILITY OF THE DIVINE MIND ||

It is the Universal Soul that shows itself in some form or other , to our deluded senses and understandings , and this also according to our different apprehensions of the same thing .


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

|| VERSE 10 | IMMUTABILITY OF THE DIVINE MIND ||

It is ignorance only that understands the Omniform GOD to be all forms of things .

While wisdom knows the forms to be modifications of the various Powers of the Almighty , and not the figures themselves .

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