Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 23 Jul 2011 14:36 and updated at 23 Jul 2011 14:36


vp.2.3 from existence; or men pass from hence into the condition of brutes, or fall into hell. Heaven, emancipation, a state in mid air, or in the subterraneous realms, succeeds to existence here, and the world of acts is not the title of any other portion of the universe.
vp.2.6 Heaven (or Swarga) is that which delights the mind; hell (or Naraka) is that which gives it pain: hence vice is called hell; virtue is called heaven 14. The selfsame thing is applicable to the production of pleasure or pain, of malice or of anger. Whence then can it be considered as essentially the same with either? That which at one time is a source of enjoyment, becomes at another the cause of suffering; and the same thing may at different seasons excite wrath, or conciliate favour. It follows, then, that nothing is in itself either pleasurable or painful; and pleasure and pain, and the like, are merely definitions of various states of mind. That which alone is truth is wisdom; but wisdom may be the cause of confinement to existence; for all this universe is wisdom, there is nothing different from it; and consequently, Maitreya, you are to conclude that both knowledge and ignorance are comprised in wisdom 15.

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