The meaning of Vairagya or non-attachment

He makes a picture of things as he would like them to be, however unlikely, and then says: “This is what I am asked to give up.” But no. He is giving up pangs of jealousy, of being thrown over, pangs of failure in ambitions etc. Why think: “I am giving up being a superman” when one would simply turn out to be very ordinary if one went to the world? Cats are not giving up being lions when they give up worldly life as an animal.

The infinity of knowledge free from all veiling taint

Sūtra IV.31 Then, with the infinity of knowledge free from all veiling taint, the knowable comes to be but a trifle Then, knowledge is freed from all veils of taint and karma, and there is infinity of that knowledge. Knowledge-sattva, which is infinite, (when) overcome and obscured by tamas, in places is set in motion by rajas. Thus stimulated, it can perceive. When it is freed from all veiling taints, there is infinity for it. With the infinity of knowledge, the knowable is but a trifle, like fireflies in the sky. Then, with the infinity of knowledge free from all veiling taint, the knowable comes to be but a trifle. Then, with the Raincloud samādhi, knowledge is freed from all veils of taint and karma, born of rajas and tamas, and there is infinity of that knowledge, which is pure Knowledge-of-the-difference between mind-sattva and Puruṣa. How is it so? Knowledge-sattva, …

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Succession of the gunas

Sūtra IV.32 With that, the guṇa-s have fulfilled their purpose, and the succession of their changes comes to an end With that, the guṇa-s have fulfilled their purpose, and the sequence of their changes comes to an end. For having fulfilled the purposes of experience and release, they cannot maintain themselves even a moment longer. With that, the guṇa-s having fulfilled their purpose, the succession of their changes comes to an end. With that, with the Raincloud samādhi as cause, the guṇa-s of mind have fulfilled their purpose. Sattva and the other two are situated in the mind, and though they are impellers of body and senses, now their purposes have been fulfilled, for the purpose of Puruṣa has been fulfilled. These guṇa-s have fulfilled their purpose in the form of the stream of birth and death, and the succession of their changes comes to an end. For having fulfilled …

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Transcendental Aloneness is withdrawal of the gunas

Sūtra IV.34 Transcendental Aloneness is withdrawal of the guṇa-s, now without any purposes of Puruṣa; or it is the establishment of the power-of-consciousness in its own nature That Transcendental Aloneness is withdrawal of the guṇa-s, whose essence is cause and effect, now that experience and release, the purposes of Puruṣa, are achieved and done with. Again, it is Puruṣa’s power-of-consciousness established in its own nature, no longer bound up with mind-sattva, and alone, isolated: its permanence in that state alone is Transcendental Aloneness. OM. Withdrawal is the flowing back from conjunction, and reduction to their cause, of the guṇa-s, now without any purpose of Puruṣa, though they are naturally ever-changing by assuming the nature of cause and effect; isolation of Puruṣa from being bound up with the guṇa-s is Transcendental Aloneness. Or, it is the power-of-consciousness established in its own nature. Puruṣa’s power-of-consciousness, not bound up with not involved with …

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