Yogi Publication Society, Chicago, 1922. Hardcover. 79 pages. Facsimile reprint. As New/Fine.
Freeing yourself from the conditioned mind establishes the most profound experience of joy and inner freedom. Liberation of this kind is what we are all, consciously or not, longing for. It is this longing that drives us to do the things we do. Somewhere deep inside we all long for freedom, satisfaction and pure ecstasy. The only illusion/difficulty here is that most of us seek for it in all but the right place… The conditioned mind is mis-taking the pleasurable, transitory shapes and forms of the external world for the highest joy coming only from within. This is the Illusion (in Sanskrit terminology: Maya) of the mind and it clouds our vision to see what is true and what not. Because of the mind’s tendency to cloud our vision; we constantly search in the wrong directions for something which is actually found in only one ‘direction’.