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Abandon the three K's -- Kamini(lust, Kanchana(gold), and Kirti(fame). This world will not attract you.

Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random Selection

Raja Yoga Sutra Selection # 13

From Discourse I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"

I.9. SHABDA-JNAANAANUPAATII-VASTU-SHUNYO VIKALPAH

'Verbal delusion is caused by the identification with words that have no basis in reality.'

Commentary:
Verbal delusion is the mental impression created by reactions to words that are not founded on fact. If one man calls another a fool, it is only a verbalization, a vibration in the air. But what a thundering wave it creates. One simple, unreal word wreaks havoc, throwing the physical and emotional bodies into chaos, destroying all happiness and peace. One is not a fool because he is called a fool If a person Were called a donkey, he would not grow long ears and a tail. Yet, it

Is not unusual for people t react in anger to such statements and, in The process, actually give validity to them. The mind attributes Meaning and nuances to words, giving them a false reality. Such reactions to meaningless vibrations is the cause of countless human troubles.

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