Saturday, June 1, 2013

What is Real and What is Unreal?

(Excerpted from VASISTHA'S YOGA)

"The infinite mind generates countless ideas within itself which weaken and veil it leading to sorrow -- which the mind greatly magnifies."

"The mind makes one thing appear to be another by its powers of thought and ideation."

"The mind makes the unreal appear as real and vice versa; and on account of this it seems to enjoy and to suffer.  Even that which it gets naturally, it grabs with hands and feet, and as as result of this false sense of ownership suffers the consequences."

"Egotism is but an idea based on a false association of the self with the physical elements."

"By its own whims and fancies, thoughts and hopes, the mind binds itself."

"The mind decides what is heaven and what is hell."

"If the 'mind is elsewhere' one does not see what is right in front of oneself."

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