The mind, tainted by desire and aversion, contributes to worldly life; the very mind, stripped of them, is said to bring it to an end.
It is mind that is creator of the world. Mind is the real person. That what is done by the mind is considered as really done and not that which is done by the body only.
Except through the extinction of the mind brought about by the renunciation of the desired object – which is within a person’s capacity to do – there is no way to attain the plane of beatitude.
Summoning up your will, by reducing the mind to nought, rise to the supreme state where there is none – neither you nor anyone else.
(Source: Journey to the Sublime – compiled by K N Subramanian)