Chapter VII

Confession (Alochana)

107. A saint, who meditates upon soul as free from quasi-karmic matter (No-Karma), and karmic matter, and devoid of non-natural attributes and modifications, (is said) to have ‘confession’ (Alochana).

108. Nature of confession is, here, said to be of four kinds in the scriptures, (a) confession (Alochana, (b) eradication (Alunchhana), (c) non-deformity (avikritikarana), and (d) purity of thoughts (Bhavashuddhi).

109. Know him, who, having fixed his thought-activity in equanimity, realises his soul, as observing (the practice of) confession (Alochana). Such is the teaching of the supreme Conquerors.

110. Independent and equanimous thought-activity of one’s own soul, capable of extirpating the root of the tree of karmas, is said to be “the eradication” (Aluchhana).

111. He, who realises his soul as free from karmas and as an abode of pure attributes, obtains non-deformity (avikriti karana) in equanimity.

112. Freedom of thought-activity from lust, pride, deceit, and greed, etc., is purity of thought (Bhavashuddhi). So has been preached to the deserving souls by the perceivers of universe and non-universe.