Mind is the cause of bondage and salvation of man. The egoistic mind is the cause of bondage. Where there is no mind, there is no bondage. Mind imagines, through indiscrimination and ignorance, that the soul has been confined and located in this body, and hence, it perceives the soul to be in bondage.
The non egoistic mind is the root of Moksha – or liberation.
You have created your own bondage through your desires, attachments, egoism and cravings; you cry for emancipation. Attachment is the most powerful weapon of Maya (cosmic illusion).
The first attachment starts with the physical body, and then all other attachments come, attachments to body, food, wife, sons, friend etc… There is no end to cares and worries. Man creates for himself all these cares. No one is to blame.
When there is no I or egoism, there is liberation. It is liberation when the mind is not attached to any object.
It is bondage when the mind desires or grieves over anything, rejects or accepts anything, feels angry or happy at anything.
Liberation is release from the bondage of the little ego and its desires and cravings.
Real Divine Nature
This is a story of a baby lion who, growing up amongst sheep, thinks that he is a sheep. He stays baaing like a sheep until a lion comes and brings him to the river to see himself in the reflection of the river.
The sheepish lion has mistakes himself to be a sheep, until he sees himself as the same as the lion and realizes his true nature as a lion. He then roars like a lion for the first time, liberating himself from his false concept of himself.
The purpose of Yoga is to free oneself from all false concepts about oneself and realize our immortal Self.
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