36 pages softcover
Based on the translation by Swami Sureshananda
“Consciousness which is undivided imagines to itself desirable objects and runs after them. It is then known as the mind.
From this omnipresent and omnipotent Supreme Lord arose, like ripples in water, the power of imagining separate objects.
Just as fire born out of wind (fanned into a flame) is extinguished by the same wind, so also that which is born of imagination is destroyed by imagination itself.
The mind has come into existence through this (imagination) on account of forgetfulness. Like the experience of one’s own death in a dream, it ceases to exist when scrutinised.” ~ Yoga Vasishta Sara
About the cosmetic imperfections: these can vary, but are of the nature of a few pages having small folds in the corner, page cutting errors, smudges on inside pages, a few printing ink marks on the paper edges or damage to the cover or spine.