अथेमामपरांराम शण ृ ुिटं पददाम ्
येन यया िथतमशिकतम ्
Rama! Now listen tothis other ‘Supreme understanding bestowing the Self-state’,through which Sage VeetaHavya stayed in the ‘Self-state freed of all doubts’.
In the past, VeetaHavya of great luster wandered in the forests of Vindhya Mountains.He had become apprehensive in course of time, by the ‘action-based life’ which wasterrifying, which drowned one in the delusion of mundane existence resulting in variousphysical and mental ailments.Having developed the noble desire for Nirvikalpa Samaadhi, he renounced the worthlessworld of selfish enterprises.He entered his fragrant leafy hut made of plantain trees like a bee entering the blue lotus.He sat on the lotus posture on the deer skin spread out on the even ground and remainedstable in that position like a cloud which had finished pouring out the waters.He placed his fingers on the tip of his feet; kept his neck high, straight and unmoving likethe peak of the mountain. He completely withdrew the mind gradually from itswanderings outside. He renounced the external and internal activities of the mind step bystep. With a purified mind, he started to ponder like this.