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Entry for May 24, 2008

Just put a new blast up. I read it in The Splendor of Recognition by Swami Shantananda, an exploration of the Pratyabhijna-hridayam, a text on the Ancient Science of the Soul.
After that quote it goes on to say,

“The lack of self-esteem is a clear sign of the presence of anava-mala, the initial, root constraint by which the utter freedom of the divine will (iccha shakti) contracts and becomes our experience of being imperfect, incomplete, unsatisfied, and incapable. Anava-mala is what divides and separates us from the experience of our infinite expansiveness.”

Sutra 9, page 182

cidvat tac chakti-samkocat malvrtah samsari

That which is full of Consciousness,

due to contraction of its powers,

becomes a transmigratory soul, covered by impurities.

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