MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL :4. (g).





Chapter-4. MIND AND FOOD :


(g). THE SECRET OF MADHUKARI BHIKSHA :


The mind is made out of the subtle essence of food.

So it is attached to those persons from whom it receives the food.

If you live with a friend for a couple of months and take food with him, your mind gets attached to that friend who feeds you.

That is the reason why a Sannyasin lives on Madhukari Bhiksha from three to five houses, avoids attachment and travels from village to village.

He is not allowed to stay for more than a day in a village during his Parivrajaka (wandering itinerant) life.

The mind of a Paramahamsa who thus lives on alms is as clean as the Ganga water and is absolutely free from attachment of any kind.

ATTACHMENT BRINGS BONDAGE.

Attachment is death.

Attachment is the root of all evils.


NEXT  : Chapter -5. THE THREE AVASTHAS :


Swami Sivananda

To be continued  ...




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