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

|| VERSE 43-44 | INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SOUL OR JIVA ||

There is no error of egoism or personality in the transcendental category of the Divine Soul < : THE ABSOLUTE : > ; because it is the integrity of All Consciousness , as the sea is the aggregate of all its waves and waters .

The belief of egoism rises as any other thought of the mind , and is as inborn in it as the water in the mirage , which does not exist really in it .


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

|| VERSE 5 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

There is no body except it but be a creation of the mind , like the fancied chimeras of visions and dreams , and as the false sight of water in the mirage , or the appearance of two moons in the sky .


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

|| VERSE 14 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

One who can control the mind by continued patience on one hand , and by incessant vigilance on the other , is one of unimpeachable character , and unapproachable by calamity .


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

|| VERSE 18 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

Drown the body under the water or dip it in the mud , burn it in the fire or fling it aloft in air , yet the mind turneth not from its pole ; and one who is true to purpose , is sure of success .


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

|| VERSE 25-26 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

No pain or sickness , no fulmination nor threat , no malicious beast or evil spirit , can break down the resolute mind , any more than the striking of a lean lotus-leaf , can split the breast of a hard stone .

Those that you say to have been discomfited by tribulations and persecutions , I understand them as too infirm in their faiths , and very weak both in their minds and power .


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

|| VERSE 28 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

Therefore let one employ oneself to the exercise of one's powers , and engage one's mind and mental energy to noble pursuits , in the paths of Truth and Holiness .


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

|| VERSE 31 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

The mind , O muni ! is transmuted in a moment to its new model ; as the inflated or aerated water rises high into waves and ebullitions , glaring with reflections of sunlight .


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

|| VERSE 32 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

The mind that is averse to right investigation , sees like the purblind , everything in darkness even in broad daylight ; and observes by deception two moons for one in the moonshine .


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

|| VERSE 34 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

A wrong reflector reflects a thing in a wrong light , as a distracted lover sees a flame in the moonbeams , which makes one burn and consume in one's state of distraction .


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

|| VERSE 37 | ON THE POWERS OF MIND ||

In this manner whatever shape the imagination gives to a thing , it appears in the same visionary form before the sight of the mind .

Therefore knowing this world of your imagination , as neither a reality nor unreality , forbear < : cease , refrain : > to view it and its various shapes and colours , as they appear to view .

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