The Song of the Self-Supreme
Radhakamal Mukherjee (publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishers 1971)
XII. Janaka on the aspect of Contemplation
- Janaka said: At first I could not stand physical exercise (yogic), then expansion of the word (mantra) and then meditation. Thus verily do I therefore abide (in myself).
- Due to lack of interest in any verbal formula and the invisibility of Self I have my mind free from any distraction and single-pointed (to the Self). Thus do I verily abide (in myself).
- (A man’s) effort becomes necessary for the purpose of concentration only when the mind is thouroughly distracted due to superimposition and other falsehoods. Discerning this as the rule, thus verily do I abide (in myself).
- Due to the absence of both the rejectable (evil) and the acceptable (good) and of any happiness and sorrow, O Brahman, thus verily do I abide in myself.
- A stage of life or its negation, meditation and withdrawal from the objects which the mind desires – discerning these as causing distraction, thus verily do I abide (in myself).
- Understanding fully that it is from ignorance that both the undertaking and sessation of action take place thus verily do I abide (in myself).
- A man who meditates on the unthinkable (reality) resorts only to a form of (his) thought. Hence abandoning that meditation, thus verily do I abide (in myself).
- Blessed is the man who has accomplished these, Blessed indeed, is he who thus fulfils himself by his nature.