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YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 27 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

Such is the net of our wishes spread before us by our minds , which represent unrealities as real , and take a delight to dwell upon them , like children in their toys .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 28 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

So also is the snare spread out by our own ignorance , all over this world , that it ensnares the busy people to their misery in all places , as it binds fast the ignorant adults and children in its chains .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 29 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

People are busied in worldly affairs with such thoughts , as these that :

" I am poor and bound in this Earth for my life ; but I have my hands and feet wherewith I must work for myself " .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 31 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

The thought that " I am neither flesh nor bones , but some thing else than my body " , releases one from one's bondage .

One having such assurance , is said to have weakened one's ignorance .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 40 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

By understanding this , as you come to the knowledge , that the apparent blackness of the sky , is no black colour of its own ; so you come to learn the seeming darkness of ignorance to be no darkness in Reality .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 50 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

Let no other thought of any person or thing , or of any place or object employ the mind at any time , except that of the Immutable , Everlasting and Unlimited Spirit of BRAHMAN .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 53 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

Thy wishes burst out in expressions as these that , " These are my children and these my treasures ; I am such a one , and these things are mine " .

All this is the effect of a magic spell of ignorance , that binds thee fast in it .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 58 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

Know that ignorance only is liable to the error , of taking the Earth and sun and the stars , for realities ; but not so wisdom , to which the Great BRAHMAN is Present in all ITS Majesty and Full Glory , in all places and things .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 59 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

While ignorance labours under the doubt of the two ideas , of a rope and a snake in the rope ; wisdom is firm in belief , and Sight of One True GOD in all things .


YOGA VASISHTHA | MITRA | VOL 2.1 | BOOK III | CHAP CXIV

|| VERSE 71 | DESCRIPTION OF ERROR ||

If the mind is not filled and led away by worldly desires , there is no fear then of falling into the dangers , which the daydreams of Earthly affairs incessantly present .

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