moh'-aatmikaayaaM manasaH pravRttau
sevyas tv idaM-pratyayataa-vihaaraH
muuDhe manasy eSha hi shaanti-maargo
vaayv-aatmake snigdha iv' opacaaraH
When the working of one's mind
is dominated by delusion,
One should delight in the causality
which is this condition;
For this is a path to peace
for a deluded mind,
Like treatment with oil
for a patient with a wind condition.
"The causality which is this delusion" might mean, in other words, the Lotus Universe turning.
"Delight in" might mean 'allow to turn.'
When the working of the mind is affected by delusion, the subject of reflection should be causality ; for this is the path to peace for the deluded mind, like unctuous treatment for the man of windy temperament.
When the activities of the mind are confused in nature, an analysis of causality should be undertaken; for this is the path to peace for a deluded mind, like treatment with oils in the case of a patient with a wind condition.
moha: delusion, ignorance
aatmikaayaam = loc. sg. f. aatmakaa: having or consisting of the nature or character of (in comp.)
manasaH = genitive of manas: n. mind
pravRttau = locative of pravRtti: f. rolling onward, continued doing, activity
sevyaH (nom. sg. m.): to be practised, resorted to, etc.
tu: but, and, then
idam (nom. sg. n.): this , this here , referring to something near the speaker; what is present, what is known
pratyaya: fundamental notion or idea; ground , basis , motive or cause of anything
- taa: (noun suffix) -ness, -ity
pratyayataa: f. the being grounded or based in; causality
vihaaraH = nom. sg. vihaara: m. walking for pleasure or amusement , wandering , roaming; sport , play , pastime , diversion , enjoyment , pleasure (at end of compounds also = taking delight in)
muuDhe = locative of muuDha: stupefied , bewildered , perplexed , confused ; stupid , foolish , dull; a fool , dolt; confusion of mind
manasy = locative of manas: mind
eSha (nom. sg. m.): this, what is near at hand
maargaH (nom. sg.: m. path
vaay-aatmake (locative): towards / in the case of a windy type
snigdhaH (nom. sg. m.): oily
upacaaraH (nominative, singular): approach, service, treatment, attendance on a patient