Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Photography, Illusion, and Self-Knowledge
(Excerpts from VASISTHA YOGA)
"The world-appearance is a confusion; even as the blueness of the sky is an optical illusion.
"Unrelated things come together and the mind conjures up a relationship between them."
"Only he lives who strives to grain self-knowledge."
"The living being conjures up this world in his heart and while he is alive he strengthens this illusion."
"The wise man should know what is capable of attainment by self-effort and what is not."
"One should, with a body free from illness and mind free from distress, pursue self-knowledge."
"One should positively strive to enthrone wisdom in one's heart, for the mind is unsteady like a monkey."
"When the mind is at peace, pure, tranquil, free from delusion or hallucination, untangled and free from cravings, it does not long for anything, nor does it reject anything."
THE GATEKEEPERS TO THE ENTRANCE TO THE REALM OF FREEDOM
2. Spirit of inquiry
4. Good Company