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YogaVasishta Upashama Prakaranam Part 10

YogaVasishta Upashama Prakaranam Part 10

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YOGAVAASISHTA
A PHILOSOPHICAL TREATISE
COMPOSED BY
VAALMIKI MAHARSHI
आदकवीमवािमकमहषणीतोयोगवासठः
 
योगवासठसारं
 
ESSENCE OF YOGAVAASISHTA
Compiled by
तेजिवनी 
 
Tejasvini
उपशमकरणम  ्पचमं
 
 
 
आदकववािमकमहामन   ुणीतः
 
योगवासठः
 
उपशमकरणम  ्पचमं
 
SECTION FIVE – QUIESCENCE
PART TEN
INTRODUCTIONIn all the narratives presented in the past sections, it was discussed in detail, how themind projects a world for every individual as per his latent desires (Vaasanaas) and thedegree of knowledge one has.Leela’s husband Padma experienced various lives colored by his own desires. He had nocontrol over the events that happened. He was ignorant and suffered through unpleasantevents as if caught in a speeding flood. His body died every time he entered a new life.Ushanas experienced many lives again forced by his passionate desires. He had to gothrough many good and bad lives, oscillating between ignorance and knowledge. Hisoriginal body was not dead but withered away due to the absence of mind-contact.Gaadhi experienced a new life without going through the death process. His mind held onto the Brahmin body yet went through the birth and death of a low caste man. In this caseGaadhi was completely ignorant of the Self and the events of his life were produced byhis deluded mind in various ways based on his ‘Karma’ and desires.All these stories are of the ignorant who had not reached the Self-state.Suppose a man realizes, can he have other life experiences?Why not? –says the Sage and narrates the events in the life of VeetaHavya.VeetaHavya experiences auspicious lives as he is absorbed in the Nirvikalpa Samaadhi.His body on the other hand does not decay or get consumed by wild animals but remainsburied under the earth in tact.How all this becomes possible is explained by the Sage in this section.Other topics that get discussed are-Whether Siddhis are the bi-products of realization? Does a JeevanMukta get super naturalpowers by attaining the state of Brahman?What are the easiest methods of realizing the Self?Why Hatha Yoga practices are to be avoided?And so on.OM TAT SAT
 
 
VEETAHAVYA’S STORY
CHAPTER ONE
 
ी 
 
वसट 
 
उवाच 
 
Vasishta spoke
अथेमामपरांराम शण  ृ ुिटं पददाम  ्
 
मनना  ुवीत 
ह 
येन यया िथतमशिकतम  ्
 
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 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.

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Great sharing! Thanks. If possible can you u/l Yoga Vasishta Upashama Prakaranam Part 8 (missing)?

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