See that which is hard to see

8 The yogi who practises realization of that in
everything, and always holds to firmness in that,
Will see that which is hard to see and subtle,
and rejoice in heaven.

So the view of one’s Self-nature as adapting to its conditioning adjuncts (upādhi), is what is called Ignorance (avidyā). Having removed that by means of Knowledge (vidyā), the view which arises from (studying) the holy texts, let him practise realization of the Self as thus described.

Always, in every moment.

Moreover, it is not simply practising realization – (there must be) firmness, a binding to it, a steady consciousness of the delight (rasa) of oneness of the Self, which (consciousness) is of the nature of turning away from quest for external things, and renunciation (saṃnyāsa) of everything. For that is the binding of the Knower to Brahman. Thus bound to Brahman, he does not turn again to the world (samsara). And therefore let him ever hold to firmness in it.

What becomes of the one who is holding to firmness of practice? The verse says,

hard to see it is called hard to see because it is seen with difficulty, through renunciation of fever of desire and so on. subtle inasmuch as it is hard to see, it is subtle. the yogin who . . . will see that, will directly perceive it, by great skill in samādhi, as ‘I am the Self’, will rejoice. Having seen it thus, he attains the thrill of joy.

in heaven in this Brahman where all sufferings have ceased.

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