13.8 indriyārtheṣu vairāgyam (Original)

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Chapter 13

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indriyārtheṣu vairāgyam
anahaṅkāra eva ca

‘Non-attachment for sense-objects, and also non-egoism and remembrance of the evils of birth, death, dotage, disease and misery.’

Vairāgyam= Non-attachment, abnegation or distaste arising for things other than the soul, by reflecting that they contain evil.

An-ahaṇkāra=non-egoism=the absence of the love of mistaking the non-ego=body, for ego=soul. This is a single illustration (to stand for all similar mis-notions). It includes the absence of the notion of property for what is not property (=the ‘mine-ness’).

Remembrance of the evils of birth etc=the constant pondering over the fact that so long as existence, incorporeate lasts, evils of birth etc., cannot be averted.

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