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

|| VERSE 2 | DESCRIPTION OF THE MIND ||

Whatever the mind often thinks upon with a strong conviction of its reality , it immediately assumes that form , as the ironball becomes ignited by its contact with fire .


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

|| VERSE 14+15 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

So the mind delights itself with the thoughts of its desired objects , and assimilating itself into their natures .

It receives the same form in which it delights , and which it assumes to itself in its imagination .


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

|| VERSE 21 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

According as the mind does its action , and brings about the result by its assiduity , in like manner does it enjoy the fruition thereof , and enslaves itself to the enjoyment .


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

|| VERSE 33 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

There is no innate sweetness in the sugarcane nor bitterness in the nimba , both of which are sucked by insects ; nor is there any heat or cold inherent in the sun or moon .

It is the intrinsic habit of the mind that makes the difference .


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

|| VERSE 34 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

Those that want to enjoy the unadulterated happiness of Soul , should habituate their minds to assimilate themselves to that happy state , and they are sure to have the same .


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

|| VERSE 35 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

The mind having fled from the sphere of the phenomenal world , becomes exempt from all its pleasure and pain , like the fledged bird flying in the air by casting its shell and leaving its cage below .


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

|| VERSE 45 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

Application of the mind to unworthy thoughts , and to the internal or external sights of things , debars Soul from tasting the sweets of Aloneness .


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

|| VERSE 46 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

The mind that is subject to its endless desires , is like the clear firmament obscured by the clouds ; and ranges in the maze of doubt between truth and untruth , as of supposing the rope for the serpent .


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

|| VERSE 47 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

The human obstructs to oneself the sight of the clear firmament of one's intellect , by the mist of one's doubts ; but one thinks it as unobstructed by one's error , and indulges the fancies of one's imagination which tends the more to one's error .


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

|| VERSE 50 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

The bugbear of one's imprisonment in the vacuity of the body , is dispersed by one's insight into it , as the fear of a lion lurking in the jungle , is removed upon finding no such thing therein .


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

|| VERSE 51+52 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

So on looking deeply , one will find no bondage in the world ; the notions that this is the world and this is myself , are only errors of the mind .

It is flight of fancy , that fills the mind with chimeras of good and evil ; just as the shade of evening , presents spectres of ghosts to little children .


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

|| VERSE 53+54 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

Our fancies alight on us at one time , and depart at another , and assume different forms at will ; just as our consorts act the part of spouses in our youth , and of caregivers in our old age .

Like an actor , the mind forgets to display its parts , when it plays another , so everybody is betaken by the thoughts one has in the head , in neglect of others which are absent .


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

|| VERSE 56 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

The ignorant do not perceive the selfsame unity , in all things beheld in the world ; but see everything in the light of the ideas imprinted in their minds .


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

|| VERSE 58+59 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

The human views everything in the same manner as one thinks it in oneself ; as one's fancy of an elephant in the sky , makes one view the elephants in clouds .

One believes these elephants pursuing their mates , in one's thought ; so it is the thought that gives the outward forms of things .


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

|| VERSE 63+64 | ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND ||

Mind in oneself the Being that is without beginning or end , and meditate on the Spirit in Spirit . Do not let the reflexions of the mind , imbue their tinge in the pure crystal of Soul .

Be on guard , as never to allow the reflexions of the mind , to taint the clear crystal of Soul ; but remain unmindful of the visibles , and regardless of all worldly desires .

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