MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 10-4.1.




Chapter-10. SUDDHA MANAS AND ASUDDHA MANAS-4.

4. SATTVIC MIND NEEDED FOR ATMA-VICHARA-1.

A sharp, subtle, one-pointed, Sattvic (pure) mind is needed for Atma-Vichara (enquiry into Atman or the Supreme Spirit) and study of Upanishads.

A gross mind or practical (Vyavaharic) Buddhi with selfishness and lust is absolutely unfit for Vichara and philosophical ratiocination.

Selfishness clouds understanding. Selfishness is the bane of life.

The mind of a worldling is ever ready to absorb sexual thoughts. It cannot imbibe subtle, philosophical ideas.

It is callous and cannot vibrate properly to take in philosophical ideas.

You can drive a nail in clay, but not in a stone.

The mind has to be purified by Nishkama Karma, Japa, Pranayama and other spiritual Sadhanas.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ...



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