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IV 22    vicarana parijnata svabhavasyoditatmanah anukampya bhavantiha brahma visnv indra sankarah
Vasistha continued:
He who acquires wisdom through self-enquiry and possesses the following qualifications enjoys clarity of self-knowledge even as water becomes clear when a piece of alum is thrown into it.
His mind is undisturbed by modifications.
His being has been transmuted.
Having attained what is worth attainment, viz., self-knowledge, he has abandoned the very notion of objectivity.
Since the seer alone sees, he does not regard any other factor as the seer (subject).
He is fully awake in the supreme truth; hence he is totally asleep, as it were, in the world-appearance.
His dispassion being pervasive, he is disinterested in pleasure and its opposite.
His cravings have ceased, even as the restlessness of rivers ceases on their entering the ocean.
He has cut the net of world-appearance even as a mouse cuts the snare.
It is only when the mind has become devoid of all attachment, when it is not swayed by the pairs of opposites, when it is not attracted by objects and when it is totally independent of all supports, that it is freed from the cage of delusion.
When all doubt comes to rest and when there is neither elation nor depression, then the mind shines like the full moon.
When the impurities of the mind have ceased to be, there arise in the heart all the auspicious qualities, and there is equal vision everywhere.
Even as darkness is dispelled by the rising sun, the world-illusion is dispelled when the sun of infinite consciousness arises in the heart.
Such wisdom as is capable of gladdening the hearts of all beings in the universe manifests and expands.
In short, he who has known that which alone is worth knowing transcends all coming and going, birth and death.
Even the gods Brahma, Visnu, Indra and Siva are sympathised with and assisted by the holy ones in whom self-knowledge has arisen through self-enquiry or direct observation.
When there is absence of egoism, there is no confusion in the mind when that mind functions naturally.
Just as waves rise and fall in the ocean, the worlds arise and vanish: this deludes the ignorant, but not the wise.
The space in a pot does not come into being when the pot is brought in, nor is it destroyed when the pot is broken: he who knows that such is the relationship between his body (pot) and the self (space) is not influenced by praise and censure.
This glamorous world-appearance haunts one only as long as one does not engage oneself in enquiry into the nature of the self.
When wisdom arises, delusion sets.
1998 - 2017
[The Supreme Yoga - a new translation of the Yoga Vasistha ] [ Swami Venkatesananda ] ( 2nd ed. 1991 - 2 vol ) - published by The Divine Life Society - Himalayas, India

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