DISSOLUTION OF THE MIND
IT IS THE NATURE OF THE MIND TO ACCEPT certain things AND TO REJECT others;
this is BONDAGE, nothing else.
The mind is the creator of the world,
THE MIND IS THE INDIVIDUAL (PURUSHA);
only that which is done by the mind is regarded as done,
not that which is done by the body.
The arm with which one embraces the wife is the very arm with which one embraces the daughter.
The mind is the cause of (i.e. produces) the
objects of perception. The three worlds depend upon it.
When it is dissolved the world is also dissolved.
It is to be cured (i.e. purified) with effort.
The mind is bound by the latent impressions (vasanas).
When there are no impressions it is free.
Therefore, O Rama, bring about quickly, through DISCRIMINATION, the state in which there are no impressions.
Just as a streak of cloud stains (i.e. appears to stain) the moon or a blotch of ink a lime-plastered wall,
so also THE EVIL SPIRIT OF DESIRE stains the inner man.
O Rama, he who, with in-turned mind, offers
all the three worlds, like dried-grass, as an oblation in the fire of knowledge, becomes free from the illusions of the mind.
When one knows the real truth about
acceptance and rejection and does not think of anything but abides in himself, abandoning everything, (his) mind
does not come into existence.