रामोवाच कथमेवं वद ब्रह्मन्भूयते विषमा हि मे दृष्टिरेषाथ दुष्प्राप्या दुराक्रम्येति निश्चयः ।
Rama spoke: Brahman, tell me, how can such a state occur? My vision is still impaired. I am certain that such a state is unapproachable and unattainable.
वसिष्टोवाच मुक्तिरेषोच्यते राम ब्रह्मैतत्समुदाहृतं निर्वाणमेतत्कथितं शृणु तत् प्राप्यते कथम् ।
Vasishta spoke: That is known as the state of Mukti. Brahman state alone was described. Nirvaana state alone was explained. Listen, I will tell you how it gets attained.
रामोवाच विदेहमुक्तास्त्रैलोक्यं संपद्यन्ते यदा तदा मन्येते सर्गतामेव गता वेद्यविदां वर ।
Rama spoke: Hey Best of Knowers! Those who attain the bodiless liberation will then become again the three worlds as the Reality state. Then they have attained again the state of the world-existence only. (What use is such a state where you again exist as the three worlds?)
वसिष्टोवाच विद्यते चेत्त्रिभुवनं तत्तत्तां संप्रयान्तु ते यत्र त्रैलोक्यशब्दार्थो न संभवति कश्चन एतत्त्रिलोकतां यातं ब्रह्मेत्युक्तार्थधीः कुतः तस्मान्नो संभवत्येषा जगच्छब्दार्थकल्पना ।
Vasishta spoke: If the three worlds exist really, then they can attain such a state; but the object meant by the word ‘Tri-world’ does not occur at all. (Perceived is non-existent.)
How can you interpret it as Brahman state attains again the tri-world state?
Therefore, there is not the meaning of the word ‘Jagat’ even in imagination.
अनन्यच्छान्तमाभासमात्रमाकाशनिर्मलं ब्रह्मैव जगदित्येतत्सर्वं सत्त्वावबोधतः ।
The second less, quiet, space like pure Brahman state as awareness only, is the Jagat; this alone is realized when the truth is understood.
अहं हि हेमकटके विचार्यापि न दृष्टवान्कटकत्वं क्वचिन्नाम ऋते निर्मलहाटकात् ।
जलादृते पयोवीचौ नाहं पश्यामि किञ्चन वीचित्वं तादृशं दृष्टं यत्र नास्त्येव तत्र हि ।
स्पन्दत्वं पवनादन्यन्न कदाचन कुत्रचित्स्पन्द एव सदा वायुर्जगतस्तस्मान्न भिद्यते ।
यथा शून्यत्वमाकाशे ताप एव मरौ जलं तेज एव सदा लोके ब्रह्मैव त्रिजगत्तथा ।
Even if I analyze thoroughly, I cannot see anything called bracelet in the golden bracelet except the taintless gold! In the water rising as the wave, except waters I do not see any wave-ness like that; for it is not there at all. Movement is not anything different from the wind ever anywhere. Movement alone is the wind always. Jagat also does not differ from the Brahman state. Just like the emptiness alone is the sky, heat alone is the mirage waters, light alone is the sight, Brahman alone is all the three worlds!
रामोवाच दृश्यस्य जगतस्तस्मादत्यन्तासंभवो यथा ब्रह्मैवेत्थं स्वभावस्थं बुध्यते वद मे तथा ।
कथैतज्जायते युक्त्या कथमेतत्प्रसिद्ध्यति एतस्मिन्स्तु मुने सिद्धे न साध्यमवशिष्यते ।
Rama spoke: Guide me with proper instructions so as this perceived Jagat becomes completely non-existent; and Brahman alone shines like this as its very nature. What method can bring it about? How does it get ascertained? If such a state is achieved, then there is nothing more to be achieved.
वसिष्टोवाच बहुकालमियं रूढा मिथ्याज्ञानविषूचिका नूनं विचारमन्त्रेण निर्मूलमुपशाम्यति ।
न शक्यते झटित्येषा समुत्सादयितुं क्षणात्समप्रपतने ह्याद्रौ समरोहावरोहणे ।
तस्मादभ्यासयोगेन युक्त्या न्यायोपपत्तिभिः जगद्भ्रान्तिर्यथा शाम्येत्तवेदं कथ्यते शृणु ।
वक्ष्याम्याख्यायिकां राम यामिमां बोधसिद्धये तां चेच्छ्रुणोषि तत्साधो मुक्त एवासि बोधवान् ।
Vasishta spoke: The deadly disease of misconception namely the perceived is deep rooted in the minds from quite long time. By the magical power of the Vichaara-Mantra, it will subside by being uprooted completely. It cannot be uprooted instantly (by hearing about its non-existence); for the time taken to ascend and descend the mountain are the same; you cannot jump down from the top.
(The belief in the reality of the perceived is a deep rooted belief. It will take time enough of doing Vichaara; and slowly the truth of its non-existence will be realized.)
How through the practice of suitable methods, and the proper understanding, the delusion of the world will subside, I will tell you; listen with attention. Good Rama! Whatever stories I relate to you for making you understand the truth, you will surely be liberated after comprehending the instructions.