प्रमुखा विकल्पसूचिः उद्घाट्यताम्
एतत् पृष्ठम् परिष्कृतम् अस्ति
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THE VAIRAGYA-ŚATAKAM


 व्यसनमिव दातुं – It indicates that the enjoyment of pleasures in heavens binds still more fetters on us by increasing out thirst and hence is the cause of an added volume of miseries. ]

अवश्यं यातारश्चिरतरमुषित्वापि विषया
वियोगे को भेदस्त्यजति न जनो यत् स्वयममून् ।
व्रजन्तः स्वातन्त्र्यादतुलपरितापाय मनसः
स्वयं त्यक्ता ह्य ते शमसुखमनन्तं विदधति ।।१२।।

 12. The objects of enjoyment, even after staying with us for a long time, are sure to leave us sometime ; then what difference does their privation in this way make to men, that they do not of their own accord discard them ? If the enjoyments leave us on their own initiative, i.e. if they tear themselves from us, they produce great affliction of the mind ; but if men voluntarily renounce them, they conduce to the eternal bliss of self-possession.

ब्रह्मज्ञानविवेकनिर्मलधियः कुर्वन्त्यहो दुष्करं
यन्मुञ्चन्त्युपभोगभाञ्ज्यपि धनान्येकान्ततो निःस्पृहाः।
संप्राप्तान्न पुरा न संप्रति न च प्राप्तौ दृढप्रत्यया-
न्वाञ्छामात्रपरिग्रहानपि परं त्यक्तुं न शक्ता वयम् ।।१३।।

 13 . Ah ! it must be indeed a difficult feat which persons, with their minds purified by the discrimination arising from knowledge of Brahman, accomplish, in that, free from desire, they