By performing yoga, through accumulated purity and by the storehouse of one’s good actions, one arrives at the mysteriously fortuitous first stage (v.38).
The first stage commences with the final understanding that an endless process unfolds in the human mind: as soon as one human desire is fulfilled, the next desire emerges in consciousness and craves to be fulfilled. Due to this insight the adept at this stage becomes overwhelmed by a dispassion (viraga) towards life. Vasistha calls this phase of dispassion (viraga) towards life the stage of renunciation’ (nivritti).
The person is now ready to seek out the knowledge of the scriptures. This person should become a deep thinker (Vicarin) v.13. The second stage is thus characterised by a dispassionate expert committed to doctrinal studies. Hence it is in this second stage of deep thinking’ (vicarana) that the self-efforts of jnana-yoga really begin. How does one proceed? How to become a deep thinker?
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