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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 91

When one , established in non-becoming , contemplates that which has not changed into becoming and when one thus perceives what is as it is , then the mind becomes no-mind .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 91

When , obstinately clinging to a fancy , and therefore abandoning a thorough enquiry into the nature of truth , one apprehends an object with that fancy — such apprehension is described as conditioning or limitation .

When such fancy is persistently and intensely indulged in , this world-appearance arises in consciousness .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 91

Caught up in one's own conditioning , whatever the person sees one thinks that to be real and gets deluded .

And on account of the intensity of the conditioning and the fancy , one discards one's own nature and perceives only the world-illusion .

All this happens only to the unwise .

That , whose perception is thus perverted , is known as mind .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 91

It is when homogeneity is disturbed and the consciousness experiences diversity that the mind arises , and the countless psychological conditions spring up into activity .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 91

Unpurified vision perceives the world ; purified vision perceives the infinite consciousness

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 84

The Energy of the Infinite Consciousness is Omnipresent ;
and it manifests as whatever it likes wherever it likes

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 82

O mind , you yourself do not exist ; how do you have relations ?

If you realize that " I am but pure consciousness " , then you are indeed the self .

Then how does sorrow arise in you when you are the unlimited and unconditioned consciousness ?

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 78 79

To see that the supreme self is without beginning and without end , and that these countless objects are in fact the self and no other , is the right vision

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 74

There arise other concepts like " I do this " , " I enjoy this " and " I know this " .

All these concepts are unreal like a mirage in the desert .

However , since their unreality is not realised , the illusion attracts the mind even as the mirage deludes and attracts an animal .

But , if it is realised as an illusion it does not attract the mind , even as a mirage does not delude one who knows it to be a mirage .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 67

The existence of the body does not diminish the omnipresence of the self anymore than waves diminish the fullness of the ocean .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 69 70

The mind should rest in pure consciousness as pure consciousness , with just a little externalised movement of thought , as if aware of the utter vanity of the objects of this world .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 71

Let this truth be firmly established in you ; there is no bondage nor liberation at any time for anyone anywhere .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 55

When the mind has ceased to be because of the total absence of the notion of material existence , consciousness exists in its own nature as consciousness : and that is known as pure being .

When consciousness devoid of notions of objectivity merges in itself losing its separate identity , as it were , it is pure being .

When all external ( material ) and internal ( notional ) object merge in consciousness , there is pure being of consciousness .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 53

The ego-sense is the source of endless sorrow , suffering and evil action .

Life ends in death and death leads to birth and what is , is disrupted by its end — such notions entertained by the ego-sense lead to great sorrow .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 53

The delusion known as ego-sense is like the blueness of the sky : it is better not to entertain that notion once again , but to abandon it .

After having abandoned the very root of the ego-sense , rest in the self which is of the nature of peace .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 53

If the ego-sense ceases to be then the illusory world-appearance does not germinate again and all cravings come to an end .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 53

All these phenomena seem to have a transient reality , like dream-experiences , visions in a state of delirium , hallucinations of a drunkard , optical illusions , psychosomatic illness , emotional disturbances and psychotic states .

But , O mind , you have conferred a permanent reality upon them , even as a lover suffers from the very imagination of his beloved's separation .

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SECTION V | CHAPTER 53

It is only when this false ego-sense has arisen that the perverse notions " This is mine " and " That is his " arise .

And , when it is seen that all these are tricks of the false ego-sense , these unreal notions cease to be .

There is in truth naught else but the self ; hence realize that all this is the one cosmic being or Brahman

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 53

In reality , consciousness cannot be conditioned : it is unlimited and is subtler than the subtlest atom , hence beyond the influence of mental conditioning .

The mind rests in the ego-sense and the reflected consciousness in the senses ; and from this there arises the illusion of self-limitation of consciousness .

When this is experienced and thought of again and again , the ego-sense and the illusion of self-limitation acquire a false validity

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 50

Cut off all the fetters of desire and hope solely with the intelligence that is unlimited and which is endowed with patience and perseverance , and go beyond dharma and adharma .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 50

This mind is like a crow which dwells in the nest of this body .

It revels in filth ; it waxes strong by consuming flesh ; it pierces the hearts of others ; it knows only its own point of view which it considers as the truth ; it is dark on account of its ever-growing stupidity ; it is full of evil tendencies ; and it indulges in violent expressions .

It is a burden : drive it far , far away from yourself .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 50

Be freed from conditions known as duality and non-duality : and remain in a state of equilibrium which is a state of pure consciousness and freedom .

Realize that this cosmic consciousness is indivisible into " I " and " the other " ; thus remain firm and unshakable .

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 50

This mind is like a tree which is firmly rooted in the vicious field known as the body .

Worries and anxieties are its blossoms ; it is laden with the fruits of old age and disease ; it is adorned with the flowers of desires and sense-enjoyments ; hopes and longings are its branches ; and perversities are its leaves .

Cut down this deadly poisonous tree , which looks as unshakable as the mountain , with the sharp axe known as enquiry .

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Where there is mind , there flourish hopes and desires , and there arise the experiences of pain and pleasure .

The consciousness which has been awakened to the truth does not fall into concepts and percepts

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Abandon notions such as " This is mine " , " That is he " , " This I am " and be established in the consciousness of undivided oneness .

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Abandon the impurity of objective perception , hopes and desires : remain established in self-knowledge .

Give up notions of auspicious and inauspicious happenings , give up visions of the desirable and undesirable : know that you are the essence of consciousness .

Realize that subject , object and actions do not touch you : remain as pure consciousness without any disturbance in it .

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