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

|| VERSE 14-15 | CAUSES OF HAPPINESS & MISERY ||

The unenlightened understanding again has received many fictitious names , according to the various faculties which it exhibits in its acts .

As long as the unawakened mind is in its sleeping state , it perceives the busy bustle of the world as it were in one's dream , and which is unknown to the waking or enlightened mind .


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

|| VERSE 21 | CAUSES OF HAPPINESS & MISERY ||

The mind being fast bound to its ignorance , exerts its faculties in various ways , and turns round like a wheel in its various pursuits and employments .


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

|| VERSE 34 | CAUSES OF HAPPINESS & MISERY ||

Learn to know the mind to be the recipient of pleasure and pain ; therefore employ your attention to the purification of the mind .


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

|| VERSE 04 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

When the gold-ring is sold for the price of gold , what is undoubtedly delivered is the gold , which is the substance of the ring , and not the ring without its substance .


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

|| VERSE 06 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

All form is formless and accidental quality , and no essential property of things . So if you would ascertain the nature of a nullity , then tell me the shape and qualities of a barren person's offspring .


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

|| VERSE 07 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

Do not fall into the error of taking the circularity of the ring , as an essential property of it ; the form of a thing is only apparent and not prominent to the sight .


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

|| VERSE 13 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

There remains nothing in the gold-jewel except gold , after its form of jewellery is destroyed ; therefore the forms of the ring and bracelet are no more than drops of oil or water on a heap of sand . The forms are absorbed in the substance , as the fluids in dust or sand .


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

|| VERSE 14 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

There is nothing real or unreal on earth , except the false creations of the brain ; and these whether known as real or unreal , are equally productive of their consequences , as the sights and fears of spectres in children .


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

|| VERSE 15 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

A thing whether it is so or not , proves yet as such as it is believed to be , by different kinds and minds of people ; as poison becomes as effective as elixir to the sick , and ambrosia proves as heinous as hemlock with the intemperate .


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

|| VERSE 17 | ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOLD-RING ||

As there is no rotundity of the ring inherent in gold ; so there is no individuality of egoism in the All-Pervading Universal Soul .

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