WHAT IS TO BE ACQUIRED OR ABANDONED?
'Oh, I am disgusted with the world and I shall abandon it' - such thoughts arise only in the ignorant.
Only the ignorant think there is sorrow where there is body
and there is no sorrow once the body is abandoned.
'This is pleasure', 'This is pain', 'this is', 'this is not' - only the mind of the ignorant swings like this, not of the wise.
Notions of 'I' and 'the other' exist only in the minds of the ignorant
who have left wisdom far behind.
'This is to be acquired' and 'this is to be abandoned' - such thoughts arise only in the minds of the ignorant.
When everything is pervaded by you (consciousness), where is 'another' which can be acquired or abandoned?
When the entire universe is pervaded by consciousness... what is to be acquired and what abandoned?
The Concise Yoga Vasistha - pg 201. ISBN 0-87395-954-X.
World's 2nd longest poem (20'000 verses), a treatsie on consciousness.