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Yoga Vasishta Teachings on the Mind

The mind obtains nothing at anytime; even if it obtains enormous wealth, it does not have inner contentment and is like the bamboo basket which cannot contain the water poured into it. Mind is the cause from which external objects originate. Mind existing all the worlds exist. If that is attenuated the world becomes extinct. Therefore the mind has to be properly disciplined. Like trees growing in abundance on the mountain slopes, countless joys and sorrows arise from the mind. If the mind is attenuated through discernment, the sorrows also get effectively dispelled. The ghost of lust lurks in the hole of one’s mind and deludes the mind in a hundred ways. Yoga Vasishta