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YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XII

|| VERSE 02 | DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE GENESIS OF THE WORLD ||

It is owing to our erroneous conceptions that we make these distinctions in ourselves and the Supreme Soul .

The thought of our being separate and apart from the Supreme Spirit is the cause of our degradation from our pristine holiness and the image of GOD


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XII

|| VERSE 03 | DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE GENESIS OF THE WORLD ||

Remaining within the depth of the Divine Spirit , and yet thinking ourselves to live without It , is the cause of keeping us in darkness on the surface of the earth .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XII

|| VERSE 06 | DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE GENESIS OF THE WORLD ||

Those living bodies , that lie scattered as pebbles on earth , are seen to roll about or lie down with their temporary joy and grief in continued succession , owing to their ignorance of themselves .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XIII

|| VERSE 07 | CONSOLATION OF BHRIGU ||

Those who have not succeeded to dispel the errors of their minds , have their understanding darkened by a mist of ignorance , like the frosty sky of winter , and they find the phantoms of their error , dancing before their eyes .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XIII

|| VERSE 13 | CONSOLATION OF BHRIGU ||

The suffering of hell torments and enjoyment of heavenly bliss , and the thoughts of birth and death , are all fabrications of the mind , which labours under these thoughts .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XV

|| VERSE 43 | LAMENTATION & EXPOSTULATION OF SUKRA ||

The causes of happiness and misery as also those of liberty and bondage , are the feelings of the mind ; as the sunbeams and flame of fire , are the causes of light .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVII

|| VERSE 07 | ATTAINMENT OF THE IDEAL REALM ||

Whatever forms of things are seen to exist in this world , are all false appearances ; and so are their disappearances also , mere creations of the mind .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVII

|| VERSE 08 | ATTAINMENT OF THE IDEAL REALM ||

Nothing appears or disappears to anyone in this world , but error and aerial phantasms , that show themselves to those that are bewitched by this magic scene of the world .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVII

|| VERSE 09 | ATTAINMENT OF THE IDEAL REALM ||

As it is our notion of this part of the world , which presents its form to our view , so the appearance of thousands of such worlds in the mind , is mere ideal ; and as false as the show of a magic-lantern .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVII

|| VERSE 10 | ATTAINMENT OF THE IDEAL REALM ||

As the sights in our dream , and the images of our imagination , are never apart from our minds ; and as they cannot show themselves to the view of others ; such is our erroneous conception of the world .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVII

|| VERSE 11 | ATTAINMENT OF THE IDEAL REALM ||

So are all places and things but imaginary ideas , and show themselves as real objects , to the purblind sight of the ignorant only .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVII

|| VERSE 12 | ATTAINMENT OF THE IDEAL REALM ||

So also are the ghosts and goblins , demons and devils , but imaginary figures of the mind , born in the shallow brain of the human , to terrify with their hideous shapes .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVII

|| VERSE 30 | ATTAINMENT OF THE IDEAL REALM ||

The pure mind and its pure thoughts , are readily united with one another ; as the pure waters mix together into one body of the same kind , which the muddied water cannot do .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVIII

|| VERSE 63 | THE INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SPIRIT ||

By reverting the cognition of visibles , to the recognition of their essence in the invisible plenum , we get rid of our error of the reality of the formal world , as we do of the ornament in the material gold .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.2 | BOOK IV | CHAP XVIII

|| VERSE 66 | THE INCARNATION OF THE LIVING SPIRIT ||

As proper regimen is the best medicine to secure the health of the body ; so is the habit of keeping the organs of sense under control the only means of edifying the understanding .

SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.COM