Thursday, September 19, 2013

YogaVasistha Excerpts: Jan01-08


Agastya:
Verily, birds are able to fly with their two wings; even so both work n knowledge together lead to th supreme goal of liberation.



Valmiki:
He is qualified to study this scripture, who feels 'I am bound, I should be liberated', who is neither totally ignorant nor emlightened.

This world appearance is a confusion, even as th blueness of th sky is an optical illusion. I think it is better not to let th mind dwell on it, but to ignore it.



Rama:
What do people call happiness n can it be had in this ever-changing objects of this world? All beings in this world take birth but to die, n they die to be born.

Only he lives who strives to gain self-knowledge, wch alone is worth gaining in this world, thereby putting an end to future births; others exist here like donkeys.

To the unwise, knowledge of scriptures is a burden; to one who is full of desires, even wisdom is a burden; to one who is restless, his own mind is a burden; and to one who has no self-knowledge, th body (th life span) is a burden.


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