Evil Portents and Calamities in Yoga ||12||
1Suta said: Henceforth, I shall explain how the evil portents, injuries, calamities and defects appear to a person who has realized the Truth.
2The Yogin who is afflicted by evil may be enamoured of women, season (?) and long for human enjoyments and the fruits of learning.
3Such an afflicted person desires to perform Mayic (deceptive) activities such as maintenance of sacrificial fire (Agnihotra), oblations in fire, performance of sacrifice, wealth and heaven.
4If a Yogin is engaged in such religious rites, he falls a victim to Nescience (Avidya). One should know that one is affected and should deliberately avoid it. If he becomes permanently devoted to Brahman, he is released from the evil effects.
5But even though one has mastered breath-control and evils (obstructing Yoga), other evils arising from (and of the nature of) Sattva, Rajas and Tamas appear.
6Perspicuous intellect, hearing (spiritual) voices, vision of gods and circular motion of whirling flame—these are called the signs of (attainment of) Siddhi.
7All learning, literature, arts and other lores communicable orally as well as the essence of all learning attend upon him (for service). It is the index of his superhuman power.
8He hears words worth hearing even from the distance of a hundred Yojanas. The omniscient Yogin, even though knowing the procedure of Yoga, may become like a lunatic.
9If the great Yogi sees Yaksas, Rakshasas, Gandharvas and divine beings and knows them, it is the sign of disturbance (in spiritual progress).
10One should recognize him specifically as insane if he sees Devas, Danavas, Sages and Pitris all round.
11The Yogi, being urged by his inner soul, flounders through delusion. All his knowledge is lost when his intellect is confounded.
12Professional activities can destroy his mental balance. If his mind is overcome (due to shock of financial loss) and urged by his inner soul, his knowledge is lost.
13Covering himself with a white cloth or a blanket he should quickly meditate upon the great Brahman.
14If the intelligent Yogi desires to attain his spiritual power, he should give up (overcome) his defects caused by the (spiritual) disturbances.
15Devas, Gandharvas, Sages, Yaksas, Serpents and Asuras, that are involved in creating obstruction, come again and again.
16A practising Yogin should always take light food and subdue the sense-organs. Similarly, he should lie and repose in the subtle body and perform Dharana in the head.
17Then, if he conquers sleep after practising Yoga, Upasargas in the form of vital breaths are produced in the end.
18He should then perform Dharanas of the earth, waters, fire, ether and the mind.
19Then the striving (aspiring) recluse should perform Dharana upon his intellect. He should discard instantly whenever he sees the indications of (coming) Siddhis.
20While he performs the Dharana of the earth, the earth becomes subtle. While he performs the Dharana of waters, the waters become subtle. Cool juices, subtle and nectar-like, begin to function.
21While he performs the Dharana of fire, the subtle fire begins to function. He feels himself like fire and sees its subtle nature.
22-23He considers himself to be wind and the universal sphere as made of that*. While he performs the Dharana of the ether, the subtle ether begins to function. He sees its subtle sphere and its sound begins to function.
24While he performs the Dharana of the mind, the subtle mind begins to function. Through his mind he penetrates the minds of living beings; when he unites his intellect with the cosmic intellect, he understands everything perfectly.
25The Yogin who, after knowing the seven subtle elements abandons them, attains the highest point of intellect.
26If he identifies with any of these elements characterised by Aisvarya (prosperity or mastery), he becomes entangled and thereby perishes.
27Hence he who knows the subtle elements attached to one another and abandons them deliberately, attains the supreme lord.
28Indeed, even the noble-souled sages of divine vision are found entangled in the subtle elements. Those are regarded as defects in them.
29Hence no attachment should be had in regard to the subtle elements. Due to Aisvarya (prosperity and glory) attachment is generated, while Brahman is called non-attached.
30After knowing the seven subtle (elements etc.) and the excellent great god of six characteristics, he attains to the supreme Brahman.
31Those who know the procedure, declare the (following) six characteristics of the supreme Lord. These are: omniscience, contentment, beginning less (external knowledge), independence, never-failing power and infinite power.
32The practising Yogin with Brahman as his permanent asset, becomes liberated from the Upasargas. To a Yogin who has conquered the vital breath, the Upasargas and passion, there remains only one Dharana inclusive of all desires in the external body.
33When the twice-born fixes his mind anywhere he enters it. He enters the elements and can even shake (move) the three worlds.
34Be means of this Dharana, he can abandon his body and enter another. He should determine that the Sun is the mental door of the Yoga.
35He is called Aditya as he is the recipient of the activities (like taking). The Yogin who, by this procedure, becomes detached and free from the affections of the subtle elements goes beyond the sphere of Prakriti to Rudraloka.
36The Yogin who has attained the status of Isvara and Gunas becomes Brahman himself. He withdraws himself from the positions of Devas.
37-38He should eschew from the positions of Pisacas, Rakshasas, Gandharvas, Kubera, Indra, Soma and Prajapati by the processes specific to these.
39He should give up the position of Brahma by the special Brahma procedure. He should take leave of the Lord. But if he is attached thereto (to Brahma’s position), he becomes (as if) intoxicated and everything (his fall) proceeds from that.
40Being permanently absorbed in Brahman, he should give up the aforesaid positions. Thus, being non-attached to these positions, he shall acquire the power of going anywhere (omnipresence).