Yoga Vasistha in Poem

Chapter II: The Behavior of the Seeker

Sage Vasistha's Instruction

2. Countless Universes Exist

I shall impart to Rama the highest wisdom
Revealed to me by the creator himself
Countless universes have come into being
And countless have been dissolved too
Countless universes exist at any moment
All these can be realized in one’s own heart
All universes are creations of desires
Rising and dissolving in one’s heart
Though matter and creation appear real
They are not truly real as they appear to be
They are an appearance and presentation
Seemingly real due to ignorance
Water remains water, ever unaffected
By the presence or absence of waves
So too the sage remains unchanged
Whatever be his external appearance

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