Containing the directions of the sage Vasistha to Lord Rama, this scripture is stuffed with intricately woven stories, the sort an outstanding instructor may well inform to carry the curiosity of a student.
Yoga Vasistha (Sanskrit: योग-वासिष्ठ) (also referred to as Vasistha's Yoga) is a Hindu non secular textual content characteristically attributed to Valmiki. It recounts a discourse of the sage Vasistha to a tender Prince Rama, in the course of a interval while the latter is in a dejected kingdom. The contents of Vasistha's instructing to Rama is linked to Advaita Vedanta, the illusory nature of the show up international and the primary of non-duality. The booklet has been dated among the eleventh and 14th century advert) and is usually considered as one of many longest texts in Sanskrit (after the Mahabharata) and a massive textual content of Yoga. The publication involves approximately 32,000 shlokas (lines), together with a variety of brief tales and anecdotes used to aid illustrate its content material. by way of Hindu mythology, the dialog within the Yoga Vasishta occurs chronologically sooner than the Ramayana.
The remark of even a child is to be accepted, if it is in accordance with reason; but the remark of even Brahma* Himself, the creator of the world, is to be rejected like a piece of straw if it does not accord with reason. It is this philosophy of a comprehensive spirituality, rational and practical, that man in the modern age needs to rescue himself from his stagnation of worldliness and put him on the high road of creative living and fulfillment. Page ix.
Coincidence, even as one sees a crow alighting on a palm tree and the cocoanut falling, though these two are independent of each other. Of course, do not forget that even though all this seems to happen, there is no creation! The one infinite consciousness alone is thoughtform or experience: there is no cause and effect relationship, these ('cause' and 'effect') are only words, not facts. The infinite consciousness is forever in infinite consciousness. LILA*, said:.
As long as one sees the bracelet as a bracelet, it is not seen as gold; but when it is seen that 'bracelet' is just a word and not the reality, Page 103 then gold is seen. Even so, when the world is assumed to be real, the self is not seen: but when this assumption is discarded, consciousness is realised. It is the all; hence real. It is not experienced; hence unreal.
The light of selfknowledge alone illumines all experiences. It shines by its own light. What is the light by which one 'sees' (knows), if all the lights in the world from the sun onwards become inert? Only the inner light. This inner light appears to be outside and to illumine external objects. The other sources of light are indeed non.
Covered with dust. O body! You are now known as a corpse and you are truly frightening me. Even wild beasts are afraid of your dreadful appearance. Totally devoid of sensations, this body remains in a state of utter freedom from thoughts and ideas. Freed from the goblin of the mind, it remains unaffected by even natural calamities. Rid of the frolics of the restless monkey known as the mind, this tree of the body has fallen uprooted. It is indeed good fortune that I am able to see this body,.