Timeless Aphorisms of Vedas
September 19, 2015
Wisdom of Bhartrihari
September 21, 2015

Wisdom of Acharya Kapila

Not in a perturbed mind does wisdom spring.

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Lotus wherever it grows is beautiful and pure.

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Success is slow and is never possible without reflection.

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Not by enjoyment is desire appeased.

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He who’s bereft of desire is happy.

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Though one devote himself to many teachers, he must take the essence, as the bee from the flowers.

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Liberation obtained through knowledge of the twenty-five principles teaches the one only knowledge – that neither I am, nor is aught mine, nor do I exist.

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Scriptural rites and forms are but works; they are not the chief end of man.

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Atma is other than body; not material, because over-seeing physical nature, and because over-seeing physical nature, and because while this is the thing experienced, the Atma it is that experiences.

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Atoms are not the cause of it, for atoms have neither pleasure nor pain.

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Light does not pertain to the unintelligent, and the Atma is essentially light.

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Mind is perishable, but not Atma. It is an error to mistake even mind, as such, for Atma.

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Only Atma can be liberated; because only that can be isolated, in which blind, changeling qualities are but reflected, and do not constitute its essence.

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