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

|| VERSE 29 | IDENTITY OF THE ACTOR & ACTION ||

It is the activity of the mind which forms its thoughts and intentions , which are the roots or seed of actions ; and it is its passivity , which is the recipient of their results .


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

|| VERSE 32 | IDENTITY OF THE ACTOR & ACTION ||

It is the exertion of bodily activity , which we call an action here ; but it is well known to wisdom to be preceded by a mental action , which is called its thought in the mind .


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

|| VERSE 36 | IDENTITY OF THE ACTOR & ACTION ||

Cessation of mental operation , is attended with desinence of thought , and quiescence of the mind , is accompanied with discontinuance of actions .


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

|| VERSE 37 | IDENTITY OF THE ACTOR & ACTION ||

The mind is ever united with its activity as the fire with its heat , and the want of either of these , is the extinction of both .


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

|| VERSE 38 | IDENTITY OF THE ACTOR & ACTION ||

The mind being ever restless in itself , becomes identified with the actions proceeding from its activity .

The actions become identified with the mind , which feels their results .

Hence see ! The inseparable connection of the mind and acts , in reciprocating their actions and reactions upon each other .


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

|| VERSE 1 | INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF MIND ||

The mind is mere thought , and thought is the mind in motion .

Its actions are directed by the nature of the thoughts ; and the result of the acts is felt by every body in the mind .


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

|| VERSE 3 | INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF MIND ||

The nature of the mind is known to be composed of the property of Volition , which is an attribute of the Infinite and Almighty Power of the Supreme Soul .


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

|| VERSE 5 | INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF MIND ||

The mind is known to be of the form of Ego , which is ignorant of the selfmanifesting Soul of GOD ; and believes itself as the subject of its thoughts and actions .


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

|| VERSE 17 | INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF MIND ||

As humans began to lose sight of Consciousness , and laboured under suppositions about themselves , it was then that they found mind to be the waking principle within .


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

|| VERSE 19 | INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF MIND ||

When one , by false conception of oneself , assumes a personality by pride , one is called an egoist , with the principle of ego or egoism in one , causing bondage .

Absolute egoism is the doubting of everything beside < : individual : > self-existence .

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