Vedanta Seven Steps to Samadhi ~ 10

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event type discourse
date & time 16 Jan 1974 am
location Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
Mount Abu, meditation camp
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 31min. Quality: good.
Hindi chant before discourse.
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shorttitle VEDANT10
notes
synopsis
Reader of the sutra: Ma Yoga Taru, also chanting.
The sutra
There are two kinds of nonattachment:
The ordinary and the sublime.
That attitude of nonattachment to the objects of desire
In which the seeker knows that he is neither the doer nor the enjoyer,
Neither the restrained nor the restrainer, is called ordinary nonattachment.
He knows that whatever faces him in this life
Is the result of the deeds of his past life.
Whether in pleasure or in pain, he can do nothing.
Indulgence is but a disease and affluence of all kinds a storehouse of adversity.
Every union leads inevitably to separation.
The ignorant suffer the maladies of mental anxiety.
All material things are perishable, because time is constantly
Devouring them. Through the understanding of scriptural precepts,
One's faith in material things is uprooted
And one's mind freed of them.
This is called ordinary nonattachment.
When thoughts like: "I am not the doer, my past deeds are the doers,
Or God himself is the doer," cease to worry the seeker,
A state of silence, equilibrium and peace is attained.
This is called sublime nonattachment.


(source:CD-ROM)


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