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आरंभे तापकान्प्राप्तावतृप्तिप्रतिपादकान् |
अंते सुदुस्त्यजान् कामान् कामं कः सेवते सुधीः |17|
भवंति प्राप्य यत्संगमशुचीनि शुचीन्यपि |
स कायः संततापायस्तदर्थं प्रार्थना वृथा |18|
यज्जीवस्योपकाराय तद्देहस्यापकारकं |
यद्देहस्योपकाराय तज्जीवस्यापकारकं |19|
इतश्चिन्तामणिर्दिव्य इतः पिण्याकखंडकं |
ध्यानेन चेदुभे लभ्ये काद्रियंतां विवेकिनः |20|

17 What! Will any wise man indulge in the pleasures of the senses, which cause trouble in their acquisition; enkindle lust and desire now of enjoyment and are very painful at the time of orating? Should a wise man do so, he would not abandon himself to the lustful feeling.
18 By the contact of which even pure objects are rendered impure and which is a constant source of affliction, to seek to provide such a body with the objects of pleasure is vanity!
19 Whatever action is beneficial to the soul is harmful to the body, and whatever action is beneficial to the body is harmful to the soul!
20 When the divine wish-fulfilling Jewel and a piece of refuse both are obtainable by mediation, which of these will the man of discrimination choose?

स्वसवेदनसुव्यक्तस्तनुमात्रो निरत्ययः |
अत्यंतसौख्यवानात्मा लोकालोकविलोकनः |21|
संयम्य करणग्राममेकाग्रत्वेन चेतसः |
आत्मानात्मवान्ध्यायेदात्मनैवात्मनिस्थितं |22|
अज्ञानोपास्तिरज्ञानं ज्ञानं ज्ञानिसमाश्रयः |
ददाति यक्षु यस्यास्ति सुप्रसिद्धामिदं वचः |23|
परीषहाद्यविज्ञानादास्रवस्य निरोधिनी |
जायतेऽध्यात्मयोगेन कर्मणामाशु निर्जरा |24|

   

21 This soul can be adequately known by self-contemplation and is of the size of its body, immortal, of an exceedingly blissful nature and the knower of Loka and Aloka!
22 Controlling his senses, with concentrated mind, the knower of the Self should contemplate the Self, seated in his own Self, through the Self!
23 Devotion to ignorance bestows ignorance, and devotion to Janan (self-knowledge) bestows Knowledge: for it is well established that a thing can grant only that of which it is possessed!
24 By bearing with equanimity, by the power of the soul-force, the trials and hardships consequent on world-renunciation, is accomplished speedily the destruction of karmas and the stoppage of further inflow thereof!

ध्यानं ध्येयं यदात्मैव संबंध कीदृशस्तदा |25|
बध्यते मुच्यते जीवः समसो निर्ममः क्रमात् |
तस्मात्सर्वप्रयत्नेन निर्ममत्वं विचिंतयेत् |26|
एकोऽहं निर्मलः शुद्धो ज्ञानी योगीन्द्रगोचरः |
बाह्याः संयोगजा भावा मत्तः सर्वेऽपि सर्वथा |27|
दुःखसंदोहभागित्वं संयोगादिह देहिनाम् |
त्यजाम्येनं ततः सर्वं मनोवाक्कायकर्मभिः |28| 
  


25 In a statement such as 'I am the maker of the mat,' two objects are implied; but where the soul itself is the instrument as well as the object of contemplation, how can there be duality in the that state?
26 The soul involved in the delusion of egoist is enmeshed in the bondage of karmas; he who is free from this delusion is freed from the bondage of karma: this is the order of things; such being the law, one should try in all possible ways to attain to pure self-contemplation, devoid of the delusion of egoity.
27 I am one, I am without delusion, I am the knower of things, I am knowable by Master Ascetics; all other conditions that arise by the union of the not-self are foreign to my nature in every way!
28 The souls involved in transmigration have to suffer a multitude of afflictions, owing to the association of the not self, the body and the like: therefore, I [shall] renounce them along with all the activities of the mind, the body and speech!
न मे मुत्युः कुतो भीतिर्न मे व्याधिः कुतो व्यथा |
नाहं बालो न वृऽद्धोहं न युवैतानि पुद्गले |29|
मुक्तोज्झिता मुहुर्मोहान्मया सर्वेऽपि पुद्गलाः |
उच्छिष्टेष्विव तेष्वद्य मम विज्ञस्य का स्पृहा |30|
कर्म कर्महिताबन्धि जीवो जीवहितस्पृहः |
स्वस्वप्रभावभूयस्त्वो स्वार्थं को वा न वांछति |31|
परोपकृतिमुत्सृज्य स्वोपकारपरो भव |
उपकुर्वन्परस्याज्ञो दृश्यमानस्य लोकवत् |32|

29  I am not subject to death; then, what should I fear death for ? Nor am I subject to disease, then, what
can cause me pain ? I am not a child; I  am  not  an old man: nor am I a youth: all these appertain to 
the flesh (matter) !  
30
Again  and  again,  through   delusions,  have  the bodies of matter been enjoyed  and thrown off  by
me;   how   can   I   long  for  them  now  that  I  am endowed  with  true wisdom ;  for  no  one  likes to 
eat the leavings !  
31
Karma  works  in  its  own cause; the soul works for its  own  good:  who is  there  in  the world that  will not work for his own when he has the power to do so ? 
32
O Witless one! thou art serving this visible show that is  not thyself;   thou  shouldst  now  renounce  doing good to others  and take to going good to thane  own 


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