YVM | SELECT | V2.2 | B4 | CH XXXII + XXXIII

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

|| VERSE 27 | ON GOOD CONDUCT ||

It is ignorance only that is tempted to vanity by error , as is led to the delusion of water in a mirage ; and so greatness also is liable to downfall by error .


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

|| VERSE 32 | ON GOOD CONDUCT ||

It is because of wrong desire that one takes the untruth for truth , as if by one's excessive thirst , one mistakes mirage for water , thereby losing both the way and life .


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

|| VERSE 24 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

One unacquainted with the true sense of Ego is blind amidst the luminous sphere of Consciousness , but one that knows its true meaning finds oneself amidst the sphere of Spiritual Light and loses oneself in the Divine Light .


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

|| VERSE 25 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

One that understands the Divine Ego , does no more retain the notion of one's own egoism ; but mixes with the Supreme Soul , as a drop of water is lost in the waters of the ocean .


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

|| VERSE 26 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

In reality there exists no " I " or " you " nor the visible world nor anything else ; but all these blend upon right reasoning in the One Ego , which remains and subsists after all other existences .


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

|| VERSE 27 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

Even clear understandings are sometimes clouded by false appearances , like children seized with false fear of demons or ogres .


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

|| VERSE 28 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

As long as the moonlight of Consciousness is obscured by the darkness of egoism , so long the lotus lake of spirituality will not come to its bloom .


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

|| VERSE 29 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

The feeling of egoism being wiped off from the mind , the sense of self and selfish passions will vanish of themselves from the heart ; and there will be an utter end of the fears of death and hell , as also of the desires of heaven and liberation .


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

|| VERSE 30 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

So long as the egoistic feelings float about , like clouds over the sphere of the mind , there will be no end of desires , growing in the heart like weeds in the plains .


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

|| VERSE 31 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

As long as the clouds of egotism continue to overcast the mind and obscure its intelligence , the humidity of dullness will fill its sphere , and prevent the light of Consciousness to pierce through it .


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

|| VERSE 34 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

The conceit that " I am such and such a great person " , is an error than which there is none other , nor is ever likely to be a greater error to lead to utter darkness .


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

|| VERSE 36 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

One that weeds and roots out the germs of egoism from one's heart verily prevents the arbor of worldliness from jutting out in a hundred branches .


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

|| VERSE 38 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

Swift as the flight of birds do our desires and desirable objects disappear from us ; and upon mature consideration , they prove to be but bubbles , bursting on the evanescent waves of our lives .


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

|| VERSE 39 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

It is for want of the knowledge of the One Ego , that we think ourselves as " I " , " you " , " this " or the other ; and it is by shutting out our view of the Only Soul , that we see the incessant revolutions of this world and that .


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

|| VERSE 40 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

As long as the darkness of egoism reigns over the wilderness of human life , so long does the goblin of selfishness infest it with its wanton revelry .


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

|| VERSE 43 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

It is by seeking to settle mind in resplendent Soul , as it shines in the transparent mirror of consciousness , that it is possible for anybody to suppress awareness of oneself or personal existence .


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

|| VERSE 46 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

One knowing internal Self to be beyond the external world , and neither desires nor dislikes anything in it , but preserves the serenity of temper at all times , is not susceptible of egoism .


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

|| VERSE 47 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

One that thinks oneself to be the inward Noumena , distinct from the outward phenomena , and keeps the calm equanimity of mind , is not ruffled by the feeling of one's egoism .


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

|| VERSE 64 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

When lost in the Unity , all consciousness of distinct personality is absorbed in the Supreme One .


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

|| VERSE 65 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

Understanding should always strive to its utmost , to get rid of its common and gross egoism , in order to feel in itself the ineffable felicity of the Unity .


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

|| VERSE 68 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

One that has gotten rid of egoism by the subsidence of selfishness , is indifferent to pain and pleasure , as the satiate are to the taste of sweet or sour .


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

|| VERSE 71 | CONSIDERATION OF EGOISM ||

One that has nothing of one's own , and knowing oneself as nothing , yet has All and thinks Oneself as All in All , and that though possessed of wealth and properties , has the magnanimity of Soul to disown them , is verily situated in the Supreme Soul , finding rest in Supreme Bliss .

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