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

|| VERSE 28 | END OF THE STORY OF DAMA & VYALA ||

A full investigation into Truth , will put down desires at once ; and the extinction of desires , will restore the mind to rest like an extinguished candle .


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

|| VERSE 29 | END OF THE STORY OF DAMA & VYALA ||

Consummate wisdom consists in the knowledge of there being nothing real in this world , and that our knowledge of reality is utterly false , and that nihility of thing , is the true reality .


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

|| VERSE 2 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

It is self-control or the governing of the mind , that is the only means of wading through all the troubles and distresses , and amidst all the dangers and difficulties of this world .


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

|| VERSE 13 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

Prepared , the mind becomes devoid of its desires and enmity , and is freed from all troubles and anxieties .

It becomes obtuse to the feelings of grief and joy , and of pain and pleasure also , and all its restlessness dies in itself .


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

|| VERSE 14 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

The mind's doubts in the truths of the scriptures die away , as the ephemeral and all its curiosities for novelties , are put to a stop .

Its veil of myths and fictions is unveiled , and its ointment of error is rubbed out of it .


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

|| VERSE 15 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

The mind's attempts and efforts , malice and disdain , distress and disease , are all removed from it ; and the mist of its grief and sorrow , and the chain of affections , are all blown and torn away .


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

|| VERSE 20 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

The understanding , being soiled by doubts and forgetting the true nature of Consciousness , takes upon it the name of " mind " , when it is full of all its worldly desires .


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

|| VERSE 33 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

Perverted mind produces the fruits of perversion in all actions , while pure mind is filled with the effects of purity everywhere .


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

|| VERSE 38 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

That I am not the Infinite but an infinitesimal , is the misjudgment of ignorance ; but the certitude of Infinity and Supremacy , is the means of absorption in the Infinite and Supreme .


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

|| VERSE 39 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

The belief of one's individuality in undivided all pervasive and transparent Soul , as " I am this " , is the cause of bondage to personality , and is a web spun by erroneous dualism .


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

|| VERSE 43 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

Think Soul the same in All , and abstain from all other thoughts , such as what is desirable or undesirable , what invigorates or enfeebles body , what brings liberation after bondage , or salvation after sinfulness .


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

|| VERSE 44 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

The mirror of the mind being cleansed by the knowledge of the scriptures , and dispassionateness of the understanding , it receives the reflection of BRAHMAN , as the clear crystal reflects the images of things .


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

|| VERSE 46 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

When the mind is fixed upon GOD , by abstracting its sight from all mental and ocular visions , it has then the view of the Supreme before it .


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

|| VERSE 47 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

The visible sights which are obvious to view , are all but unreal phantoms ; it is the absorption of the mind in the Divine , that makes it identical with the same and no other .


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

|| VERSE 49-50 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

One having no knowledge that " The world is the same with the Supreme Spirit " , is always subject to misery ; but the negation of the visibles as distinct from GOD , bestows bliss and freedom .

It is ignorance to say the water is one thing and its wave is another ; but it shows intelligence to say they are the one and the same .


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

|| VERSE 55 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

Rely on that eternal Spirit , which is infinite knowledge and felicity , and which is between the viewer and the view .

The mind being fixed to that truth , will adhere to it as clay , after the swiftness of its flight is at an end .


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

|| VERSE 57-59 | DESCRIPTION OF INSOUCIANCE ||

When the rains of our desires are over , and the calmness of the mind is restored ; when the shuddering coldness of dullness has fled , and when the mud of worldliness is dried up :—

When the channel of our thirst is dried up , and the drinking pots are sucked up and emptied ; when the forest of the heart is cleared , and its brambles are rooted out , and the frost of false knowledge has disappeared :—

It is then that the mist of error vanishes from view , like the shadow of night on the approach of dawn ; and the frigidity of dullness is put to flight , like the poison of snakebite by the potent charm of mantras .

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