MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 16-4.(ii)-2.



Chapter 16-Thought Creates The World-4.

4. The Jiva and the universe are Brahman in their innate condition only.

(ii).Reality Of The Universe Lies In Sankalpa Of Manas-2.


With the growth of a paltry Sankalpa, there will arise the universe; with the extinction of the former, the latter also will disappear.

With the annihilation of Sankalpa, all conception of differences between the seer and the seen will vanish and then the Reality of Brahman will begin to shine uninterrupted.

Then the shadow of all the universe-movable and fixed-will be found absorbed in It in a non-dual state.


With the contemplation of 'I', all the train of ideas of the universe will set in; otherwise, all the universe will vanish as instantaneously as darkness before the sun. Mind and 'I' are one.

Destroy the 'I', then the mind is destroyed.


"Manah-kalpitam Jagat-(Creation of) world is an imagination of the mind" (Yogavasishtha).

This legerdemain of the world is enacted by the mind and the mind alone-

"Manomatram Jagat. What you call world is the mind only." Mind is world.

The mind manifests itself as the external world.

This universe is no other than the mind itself.

Like a dream generating another dream in it, the mind, having no visible form, will generate non-existent visible.

This perishable universe exists only when the mind exists, but disappears with the absence of the latter.

If the mind, which is the instrument of knowledge, perception and activity, vanishes, with it disappears this subjective world also.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ....



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