Chapter-27. Mouna And Introspection -4.1.
4.This is Raja Yoga.1.
Make a vigorous and earnest search within.
Do not trust the mind and the Indriyas.
They are your enemies.
Woman and wealth are your bitter foes.
These are two great evils.
In introspection, the mind itself is the subject of study.
A portion of the mind studies the remaining portion of the mind.
The higher mind studies the lower mind.
Introspection is apperception.
Just as you watch the work done by a coolie, a portion of the mind watches the movements of the rest of the mind.
If you are one with the mind, if you identify yourself with the mind, you cannot know your defects.
If you are a Sakshi or silent witness of the mind and if you practise introspection, you can know your various defects.
By a careful watch, many defects are detected and removed by suitable Sadhana.
To be continued....