A Source Book of Advaita Vedanta by Eliot Deutsch, J. A. B. van Buitenen

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Pments, the I-sense, the intellect and also the unrnamfested, the ten senses and one (the mind) and the five objects of the senses; Desire, hatred, pleasure, pain, the organism, intelligence and firmness; this, briefly described, is the field together with its modifications. (XIII, 1-6) I will declare that which is to be known, by knowing which one gains immortality. It is the beginningless supreme Brahman who is called neither being nor non-being. With his hands and feet everywhere, with eyes, heads and mouths on all sides, with his ears everywhere; he dwells in the world, enveloping all.

Those who did not sacrifice may also go to the moon, others go to hell, of which there are seven varieties. There is a third class of heat-born animals that have no interval between death and rebirth. IV-VI ( 22; 23; 24-27). The subtle body of the soul when descending from the moon goes through a number of phases, similar but not identical with natural phenomena. This descent is brief. The soul at last lies waiting in plants until the plants are eaten by a man who then impregnates a woman with it.

11 constitutes one vidyii. VIII (16-17). On the vidyfi of Aitareya Arm:iyaka 2. 4. 1. 1. IX {18). On the Discourse of the Faculties. X ( 19). ilya-vidya. XI ( 20-22). On the two distinct vidyiis of Brh. Up. 5. 5. XII (23). On theRii1J,ayaniya-vidyfi. XIII (24). a-vidyiis. XIV (25). On the exclusion of mantra and brahmm:w passages from the contiguous vidyfi. XV (26). On the extension of certain passages to others. XVI (27-28). Good and evil acts vanish at once on the soul's departure from the body to the world of Brahman.

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