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

|| VERSE 11 | IMMUTABILITY OF THE DIVINE MIND ||

Whether the forms be real or unreal , it is to be known that they appear to humans according to their different apprehensions , which BRAHMAN exhibits in any particular form to their minds and senses .


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

|| VERSE 1 | THE GERMINATING SEED ||

The Supreme Deity is the All-pervading Spirit and the great GOD and Lord of All .

IT is without beginning and end , and is self-same with the infinite bliss of ITs translucent self-cogitation .


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

|| VERSE 11 | THE GERMINATING SEED ||

Our ignorance of the nature of The Divine Intellect ( Consciousness ) and Spirit throws us to the knowledge of ourselves by our self-consciousness , and this it is , which is called the ( individual ) living soul .


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

|| VERSE 4 | NATURE OF THE LIVING SOUL ||

There is but One Universal Soul displaying ITs Intellect as a vast ocean , and extending ITs Consciousness as a sea of unlimited extent .


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

|| VERSE 5 | NATURE OF THE LIVING SOUL ||

What is true and real shines forth amidst all that is untrue and unreal ; so does the subjective essence of the mind subsist amidst all its airy and fleeting dreams in sleep .

Thus the world is both true and untrue as regards its subsistence in GOD and its external phenomena . ( The substance is real but the appearance is false . )


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

|| VERSE 6 | NATURE OF THE LIVING SOUL ||

The erroneous conception either of the reality or unreality of the outer world , does not spring in the mind , which is conscious of its operations only , and of no outward phenomena .

This conception is like the deception of a magic show , and is concomitant with all sensuous minds .


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

|| VERSE 7 | NATURE OF THE LIVING SOUL ||

It is the long habit of thinking the unreal world as real , that makes it appear as such , to the unthinking , as a protracted sleep makes its visionary scenes appear as true in dreaming .

It is the want of reflection , that causes us to mistake a person in a block of wood .


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

|| VERSE 8 | NATURE OF THE LIVING SOUL ||

Want of spiritual light misleads the mind from its rationality , and makes it take its false imaginations for true ; as children are impressed with a belief of ghosts in shadows , through their fear and want of true knowledge .


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

|| VERSE 9 | NATURE OF THE LIVING SOUL ||

The mind is inclined of its own tendency , to assign ( individual ) living soul and body to The Divine Spirit ; which is devoid of appellation , form or figure , and is beyond comprehension .


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

|| VERSE 1 | MEDITATION OF THE SUBJECTIVE & OBJECTIVE ||

There is One True Essence , which appears many by our mistake ; and this variety is caused by the production of one from the other , as one lamp is lighted from another .

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