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Introduction

 

I.  Niyamasara ( Soul-Jiva )

 

II.  Non-Soul (Ajva)

  III.  Pure Thought-Activity, Shuddha Bhava
 

IV.  Practical Right Conduct, (Vyavahaar Charitra)

  V.  Repentance, (Pratikramana)
  VI.  Renunciation, (pratyakhyana)
  VII.  Confession, (Alochana)
  VIII.  Expiation, (Prayaschitta)
  IX.  Supreme Equanimity, (Parama Samadhi)
  X.  Supreme Devotion, (Parama Bhakti)
  XI.  Real Independence, (Nishchaya Avashaya)
  XII.  Pure Consciousness, (Shuddha Upayoga)
 

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Chapter  XI - Real Independence, (Nishchaya Avashaya)

 

 

REAL INDEPENDENCE ( NISHCHAYA AVASHYAKA ).

 

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          142. He, who does not depend ( upon others ) is called avasha ( Independent ) . The action of an Avasha should be known to be Avashyaka ( Independent action ). This is the reason, the way and the ( Ideal, ��*-. ) liberation from material bodies. It is the derivation ( Nirukti ) ( of the word avashyaka ) .

 

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          145. Even he, who meditates upon the attributes and the modifications of substances, is not independent, such has been said by the saints, who are free from the darkness of delusion.

 

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          146. He, who having given up foreign thought activities realises his soul as full of pure attributes, depends upon himself aloe. His action only is said to be Independent Action.

 

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          147. If you want independence, fix your steadfast thought-activities in ( the realisation of ) your own soul�s nature; it is only through this, that the quality of equanimity ( Samayika ) can be fully developed in a soul.

       

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          148. A saint, who is devoid of independence, falls off the Right conduct. Therefore, one should pursue independence in proper order as said before.

 

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          149. A saint occupied with independent actions, is ( called ), �internal Soul� ( Antaratma ), while he, who is devoid of independent action is ( known as ) � External Soul � ( Bahiratma ).