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YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXIV

|| VERSE 33 | DEVELOPMENT OF THE GERM OF THE MIND ||

All these prospective worlds are machinations or the working of the mind .

Having forsaken these false fabrications of fancy , you will have the tranquillity of your soul < : The Absolute : > , and abide in peace with yourself forever .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXIV

|| VERSE 35 | DEVELOPMENT OF THE GERM OF THE MIND ||

If you sit in this manner ( in your silent meditation ) , you will see the whole world in your mind ; and all outward bodies will disappear ( in your abstract contemplation ) , like drops of oil in the sand .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXIV

|| VERSE 36 | DEVELOPMENT OF THE GERM OF THE MIND ||

The mind is the seat of the Universe as long as it is not vitiated by passions and affections and afflictions of life ; and it is set beyond the world , no sooner it gets rid of the turmoils of its present state .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXIV

|| VERSE 42 | DEVELOPMENT OF THE GERM OF THE MIND ||

The mind with its embodying thoughts , is pervaded by the Omnipresent Soul < : The Absolute : > , which is spread out as transpicuously as sunbeams upon the limpid water .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXIV

|| VERSE 43 | DEVELOPMENT OF THE GERM OF THE MIND ||

The mind is otherwise like an infant , which views the apparition of the world in its insensible sleep of ignorance ;

But being awakened by the intellect chit , it sees the transcendent form of the self or soul < : The Absolute : > without the mist of delusion , which is caused by the sensitive part of the mind , and removed by the reasoning faculties of the intellect .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXXI

|| VERSE 30 | INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SOUL OR JIVA ||

There is nothing as real or unreal , nor a personality as " I " or " thou " or any " other " ; the real and unreal are both alike , unless it be the conception which makes something appear as a reality which has otherwise no reality of itself .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXXI

|| VERSE 32 | INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SOUL OR JIVA ||

The conception of phenomenals as real , cannot make them real , any more than the appearance of a golden bracelet , can make it gold , or the phenomenals appearing in BRAHMAN , can identify themselves with BRAHMAN Itself .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXXI

|| VERSE 33 | INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SOUL OR JIVA ||

BRAHMAN being All in All , the inert also are said to be intelligent , or else all beings from ourselves down to blocks , are neither inert nor intelligent .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXXI

|| VERSE 34 | INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SOUL OR JIVA ||

It is said that the lifeless blocks , are without intelligence and perception ; but every thing that bears a like relation to another , has its perception also like the other .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXXI

|| VERSE 35 | INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SOUL OR JIVA ||

Know everything to be sentient that has its perception or sensitivity ; wherefore all things are possessed of their perceptivity , by the like relation of themselves with the Supreme Soul .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CH LXXXXI

|| VERSE 36 | INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SOUL OR JIVA ||

The terms inert and sensitive are therefore meaningless , in their application to things subsisting in the same Divine Spirit ; and it is like attributing fruits and flowers to the arbors of a barren land .

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