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Forty Verses on Reality
- Verses 1 - 8
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- Verses 17 - 24
- Verses 25 - 32
- Verses 33 - 40
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Forty verses on Reality, Verses 17 - 24
- To those who have not realized the Self, as
well as to those who have, the word 'I' refers to the body, but with
this difference, that for those who have not realized, the 'I' is
confined to the body whereas for those who have realized the Self within
the body the 'I' shines as the limitless Self.
- To those who have not realized (the Self) as
well as to those who have the world is real. But to those who have not
realized, Truth is adapted to the measure of the world, whereas to those
that have, Truth shines as the Formless Perfection, and as the
Substratum of the world. This is all the difference between them.
- Only those who have no knowledge of the Source
of destiny and free-will dispute as to which of them prevails. They that
know the Self as the one Source of destiny and free-will are free from
both. Will they again get entangled in them?
- He who sees God without seeing the Self sees
only a mental image. They say that he who sees the Self sees God. He
who, having completely lost the ego, sees the Self, has found God,
because the Self does not exist apart from God.
- What is the Truth of the scriptures which
declare that if one sees the Self one sees God? How can one see one's
Self? If, since one is a single being, one cannot see one's Self, how
can one see God? Only by becoming a prey to Him. .
- The Divine gives light to the mind and shines
within it. Except by turning the mind inward and fixing it in the
Divine, there is no other way to know Him through the mind.
- The body does not say 'I'. No one will argue
that even in deep sleep the 'I' ceases to exist. Once the 'I' emerges,
all else emerges. With a keen mind enquire whence this 'I' emerges.
- This inert body does not say 'I'.
Reality-Consciousness does not emerge. Between the two, and limited to
the measure of the body, something emerges as 'I'. It is this that is
known as Chit-jada-granthi (the knot between the Conscious and the
inert), and also as bondage, soul, subtle-body, ego, samsara, mind, and