The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 eBook

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come back to the Central Spirit within the living organism (in which the most distant things reside...  That Eternal One endued with Divinity) is beheld by Yogins (by their mental eye).  His form cannot be an object of sight.  They only, that are of pure hearts, can behold him.  When one seeketh the good of all, succeedeth in controlling his mind, and never suffereth his heart to be affected by grief, then he is said to have purified his heart.  Those again that can abandon the world and all its cares, become immortal. (That Supreme Soul which is undying),—­that Eternal One endued with Divinity—­is beheld by Yogins (by their mental eye).  Like serpents concealing themselves in holes, there are persons who following the dictates of their preceptors, or by their own conduct conceal their vices from scrutiny’s gaze.  They that are of little sense are deceived by these.  In fact, bearing themselves outwardly without any impropriety, these deceive their victims for leading them to hell. (Him, therefore, who may be attained by companionship with persons of the very opposite class), that Eternal One endued with Divinity—­is beheld by Yogins (by their mental eye).  He that is emancipate thinks,—­this transitory organism can never make me liable to joy and grief and the other attributes inhering to it:  nor can there be, in my case, anything like death and birth:  and, further, when Brahman, which hath no opposing force to contend against and which is alike in all times and all places, constitutes the resting-place of both realities and unrealities, how can emancipation be mine?  It is I alone that am the origin and the end of all causes and effects.—­(Existing in the form of I or Self) that Eternal One endued with Divinity is beheld by Yogins (by their mental eye).  The Brahman-knowing person, who is equal unto Brahman itself, is neither glorified by good acts nor defiled by bad ones.  It is only in ordinary men that acts, good or bad, produce different results.  The person that knoweth Brahman should be regarded as identical with Amrita or the state called Kaivalya which is incapable of being affected by either virtue or vice.  One should, therefore, disposing his mind in the way indicated, attain to that essence of sweetness (Brahman).  That Eternal One endued with Divinity is beheld by Yogins (by their mental eye).  Slander grieveth not the heart of the person that knoweth Brahman not the thought—­I have not studied (the Veda), or, I have not performed my Agni-hotra.  The knowledge of Brahman soon imparteth to him that wisdom which they only obtain who have restrained their mind.  (That Brahman which freeth the Soul from grief and ignorance)-that Eternal One endued with Divinity-is beheld by Yogins (by their mental eye).  He, therefore, that beholdeth his own Self in everything, hath no longer to grieve, for they only have to grieve who are employed in diverse other occupations of the world.  As one’s purposes (appeasing thirst, etc.) may be served
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