The bliss of the Self

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“The bliss that arises in the state of highest absorbtion, when the pure mind has come to rest in the Self, can never be expressed by words!  One must experience it directly, one’s own Self, in one’s inner being.

If a man’s mind is merged in the Self, then he is completely released, just as water is not distinguishable in Water, or fire in Fire, or air in Air.

the mind alone is man’s cause of bondage or release: it leads to bondage when attached to the sense objects, and to release when freed from them.  Thus it is taught in the Vedas.”

-Maitri Upanishad