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

|| VERSE 22 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

It is from reliance in visual sight , that people consider the material body as the principal body , and conceive the mind as a secondary or supplementary part .


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

|| VERSE 24 + 25 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

The mind is part of the body , and spreads itself in its thoughts and desires into many forms ; as the branch of a tree shoots forth in its blossoms and leaves .

As we see two moons by optical deception , so does one mind appear as many in many individuals .

It is from the variety of its desires , that the mind perceives and produces varieties of things , as pots and pictures and the like .


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

|| VERSE 26 + 27 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

The mind thinks itself as many by the diversity of its thoughts ; such as :

" I am weak , I am poor , I am ignorant " , and the like .

The thought , that I am none of the fancied forms which I feign to myself , but of that form from whence I am , causes the mind to be one with the everlasting BRAHMAN , by divesting it of the thoughts of all other things .


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

|| VERSE 36 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

Those who think themselves to be surrounded by worldly affairs , are as wide-stretching trees , awaiting their fall by impending blasts of wind .


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

|| VERSE 37 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

Those who wail aloud for being broken to pieces under the pressure of their misery , are like the noisy waves of the sea , breaking against the shore and shedding their tears in the form of the watery spray .


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

|| VERSE 41 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

As water is universally the same and transparent in its nature , so is the all-pervading Spirit of GOD , pure and holy everywhere .


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

|| VERSE 46 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

Verily this plenitude is BRAHMAN , and the world is no other than BRAHMAN Itself .

Think intently upon this Truth and shun all other false beliefs .


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

|| VERSE 47 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

There is one eternal law , that presides over all things , and this one law branches forth into many , bringing forth a hundred varieties of effects .

The world is a collection of laws , which are but manifestations of the Almighty power and omniscience .


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

|| VERSE 59 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

The mind gradually moulds itself into the form which it constantly thinks upon in itself ; and it derives from within itself the power to be what it wishes to become .


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

|| VERSE 72 | CAUSE OF THE PRODUCTION OF THE WORLD ||

Some think of their stability in this world of dreams , and others are betrayed by their false hope of the stability of worldly affairs , which are quite unstable .

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