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184. Just as gold, however much it is heated, never loses its intrinsic nature, so also the right knowing Self, however much it is burnt by the associated karmas, does not lose his intrinsic nature of pure knowledge.

185. Thus the Self with discriminative knowledge knows his true nature. But one lacking in this knowledge, blinded by his own nescience unable to perceive his true nature, thinks that the nature of the Self is identical with the impure psychic states such as attachment.Next it is pointed out how this apprehension of the pure nature is itself samvara.

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