Yoga Vasishta, From

Rama: Teacher, you said that the North and the South kings were moving around various universes. Can you please see them with your divine vision and tell us in which universe they are now living?

Vasishta: Sorry, Rama. I cannot tell you. The series of worlds that exist in this creation are innumerable. Some of them are beyond my clairvoyant vision. The kings may be wondering in some worlds somewhere. So I do not know the details.

Rama: Please tell us at least where the Eastern king who was born as a deer is.

Vasishta: The deer lives in the same world as ours.

Rama: You said that all the kings crossed our world and reached some place in the universe. How is it that this king is back again in our world?

Vasishta: It is only ignorant people who talk of distances between different universes. From the viewpoint of the Knowers of Truth, everything is infinite Consciousness. Infinite Consciousness is unidimensional. Therefore, there is no question of far or near within it. The concept of distance comes to the mind of persons in ignorance because of their innate tendencies. Interconnections between different worlds would also be availabe to people depending on their passed impressions. The Eastern king returned to our world through such paths. 

(From ‘Yoga Vasishta’, part Vl – Serveveda, trans. Ramesam Vemuri )

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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