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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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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 50

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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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 50

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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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 50

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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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 50

It is only when self-knowledge is overpowered by ignorance that the delusion of world-appearance arises in the mind ; but when firmly established in self-knowledge — which is infinite , unlimited and unconditioned — the delusion or ignorance that gave rise to world-appearance comes to an end .

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O unsteady mind! is worldly life is not conducive to your true happiness. Hence, reach the state of equanimity. It is in such equanimity that you will experience peace, bliss and the truth.

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| SECTION V | CHAPTER 43

Abandon all the illusory appearances of objective phenomena , whether they appear to be within you or outside you .

Contemplate the sole reality of consciousness

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