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Amritabindu Upanishad Quotes and Teachings

A collection and quotes and teachings of Amritabindu Upanishad especially on mind.

Mind is considered as two-fold: pure and impure. It is impure with the resolve of personal desire. It is pure when devoid of all selfish desires.

The mind alone is the cause of man’s bondage and liberation; the mind attached to the objects of senses creates bondage and when it is free from such attachment, man is free.

A seeker of liberation should constantly make his mind free of sense objects since liberation is predicted of a mind that does not cling to sense objects.

That is then the Supreme state when the mind is held firmly in the inner psyche, having given up all its attachments to sense objects and it (the mind) attains its own true state (the Self).

Restrain the mind until it dissolves in the Consciousness. This is wisdom, this is meditation. The rest is all logic and verbal extensions.

The sage should study the scriptures in his search for knowledge; but then he should leave them, like the chaff that is left behind, when the grains of rice have been winnowed.

The mind is chiefly spoken of as of two kinds, pure and impure. The impure mind is that which is possessed of desire, and the pure is that which is devoid of desire. The mind that is attached to sense-objects leads to bondage, while dissociated from sense-objects it tends to lead to liberation.

Cows are of different colors. But the milk from all the cows is the same color – white. So too, the intelligent one should regard knowledge as the milk and the sources of such knowledge as the cows.

Like the butter hidden in milk, the Pure Consciousness resides in every being. That ought to be constantly churned out by the churning rod of the mind.

Taking hold of the rope of knowledge, one should bring out, like fire, the Supreme Brahman. (the rope is used create fire from Arani Mantha for lighting fire in Vedic ceremonies.)

Being the one, the universal Soul is present in all beings. Though one, it is seen as many, like the moon’s reflection in water.

Amritabindu Upanishad