MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 9-1.



Chapter - 9.

THE THREE DOSHAS : 1.

Milk is agreeable to some and disagreeable to others.

There is nothing wrong with the milk itself.

Surely, there is something wrong with the mind.

Doubtless, there is a defect in the mind.

The view of a child when it sees its mother is that she is its supporter, nourisher and giver of all comforts.

The husband of the woman regards her as an object of enjoyment.

A tiger, when it sees the same woman, regards her as its prey.

The object, woman, remains the same.

The viewpoint differs in these three cases owing to the Dosha of the mind.


Dosha means fault or defect.

1. Mala (impurity), 2. Vikshepa (tossing), 3. Avarana (veil of ignorance) are the threefold defects of the mind.

Swami Sivananda

To be continued  ...




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