Vedanta Seven Steps to Samadhi ~ 10
|date & time||16 Jan 1974 am|
|location||Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),|
Mount Abu, meditation camp
|audio||Available, duration 1h 31min. Quality: good.|
Hindi chant before discourse.
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- 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.
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