अध्याय १२ :- स्वभावXII Svabhava - Ascent of Contemplation
Janaka replies by describing the state of timeless stillness in which he now finds himself.
॥ जनक उवाच ॥
हे श्रीगुरो ! मी सर्व शारीरिक कर्मांचा त्याग, जप-पाठादि वाणीच्या कर्मांचा त्याग करीत शेवटीं मनांत येणार्या विचारांचाही त्याग करुन साक्षीभावांत राहूं लागल्यानें मी आत्मस्वरुपांत लीन झालों आहें.॥१॥
1. First of all I was averse to physical activity, then to lengthy speech, and finally to thinking itself, which is why I am now established.
2. In the absence of delight in sound and the other senses, and by the fact that I myself am not an object of the senses, my mind is focused and free from distraction which is why I am now established.
3. Owing to the distraction of such things as wrong identification, one is driven to strive for mental stillness. Recognising this pattern I am now established.
4. By relinquishing the sense of rejection and acceptance, and with pleasure and disappointment ceasing today, so Brahmin, I am now established.
5. Life in a community, then going beyond such a state, meditation and the elimination of mind-made objects - by means of these I have seen my error, and I am now established.
6. Just as the performance of actions is due to ignorance, so their abandonment is too. By fully recognising this truth, I am now established.
7. Trying to think the unthinkable is unnatural to thought. Abandoning such a practice therefore, I am now established.
8. He who has achieved this has achieved the goal of life. He who is of such a nature has done what has to be done.