The Yoga of Meditation:
About the nature of yoga and reincarnation.
Verses 1 & 2, 5 to 8, 28 to 36.
The Supreme Lord said: One who is not taking to the fruits and does his work dutiful is of the renounced order and a yogi, but not he who is without [sacrifice to] the fire and does not do his duty.
Know that what is called sannyas [the renounced order] is what links one to the Supreme, o son of Pându; surely never will anyone become [such] a transcendentalist who does not give up the selfish motive.
One must free oneself by mindfulness and never put oneself down, as surely that selfinterest is indeed as well the friend of the soul as the self its enemy.
The mindful is the best friend of that living soul who by himself conquered himself, but to those who are soulless the same mindfulness stays as an enemy.
Those who conquered mindfully and thus attained to peace have reached the Supersoul its sameness in cold and heat, happiness and distress as well as honor and dishonor.
The soul satisfied by knowledge and wisdom is in the spiritual and in the control over his senses united and thus one says, the yogi is indifferent about a clod of dirt, a stone or gold.
Thus engaging the soul always the yogi is freed from sin in the transcendental joy of spiritual union and thus he attains to its never ending happiness.
The soul in all beings and all beings in the soul - that is how someone in the spiritual union of yoga sees everywhere with equal vision.
For whoever sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am not lost nor is He lost to Me.
He who is devoted to Me as situated in the heart of everyone dwells in oneness and whatever the circumstances of such a transcendentalist, He will always remain in Me.
He, o Arjuna, who, comparing the joy and sorrow everywhere, sees it equally - such a yogi is considered the best.
Arjuna said: 'Of this system of yoga generally described by you, o Madhusûdana, I do, because of my restlessness, not see its stability in place.
The mind is surely flickle, o Krishna, agitating, strong and obstinate, to subdue it, I think, is as difficult as controlling the wind.'
The Supreme Lord said: 'Undoubtedly, o mighty armed one, is the restless mind difficult to curb, but with persistence, o son of Kunti, and also by detachment it can be controlled.
With a mind ill disciplined selfrealization is difficult, in My vision, but endeavouring with a practical mind controlling appropriately one will achieve.'
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