Yoga Vasistha in Poem
Chapter One: Dealing with Dispassion
6. Rama's Observation of Life
O sages, happy indeed was childhood
The best of teachers instructed me
But a trend of thought recently arisen
Has taken a hold of me completely
What is the meaning in all this change?
Why do we suffer and sin endlessly?
Unrelated beings come together
The mind conjures relationships strangely
We are running after a mirage foolishly
Living without freedom in slavery
Wandering the world's forest aimlessly
Witnessing the dance of birth and death