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Hinduism Doctrine And Way Of Living

KATHOPANISHAD

They say that the Indefinable Spirit of Supreme Bliss is this that is within Me. How can l make out whether this Spirit within me shines by itself or shines by the reflected light from the Universal Spirit?

The sun does not furnish the light there, nor the moon, nor the stars, nor these flashes of lightning born of the clouds; certainly not the light of these sacrificial fires. The Spirit shines and all things else shine as a result. Everything in the universe reflects but that light.3

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Merely to know is not enough to escape from the tangle of illusion. Faith and discipline of life are necessary. The illusion arises not so much from ignorance as from attachments. Enlightenment comes with detachment, not with learning. This is the main teaching to which all the schools of Hindu philosophy ultimately revert and on which they lay the greatest emphasis. The discipline and meditation that serve to help the Soul to detach itself from the things or the world is what is called Yoga.

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