MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 14-11.
Chapter 14 -SAMSKARAM-S :- 11.
11. Evil Samskaras-the Real Enemy
Who is your real enemy?
It is your own evil Samskaras.
Substitute Subha Vasanas in place of Asubha ones.
Then you can approach God.
The mind will be changed.
Old Samskaras will be obliterated.
Wrong suggestions of various kinds and crude fantastic superstitions are rooted deeply in your mind.
They are harmful. Y
ou will have to knock them down by Vichara, sublime suggestions, right thinking.
"I am body," "I am Mr. John," "I am a Brahmin," "I am rich"-these are wrong suggestions and wrong Samskaras.
Suggest to yourself boldly that you are Brahman.
The previous wrong suggestion and Samskara "I am body" will slowly melt away by strenuous efforts.
If you forget your real Brahmic nature even for a minute, the old Samskaras of Ajnana will try to come up and overwhelm you.
See how Narada's determination began to fluctuate even though he was absorbed in meditation, when he saw some Deva-girls.
He at once experienced the sexual desire in himself.
The seed came out, he put it in a pot and Chudala in the form of Kumbha Muni emerged from out of the pot.
(Yogavasishtha, story of Sikhidhvaja).
Therefore, you will have to be very, very careful.
Keep yourself away from all kinds of temptations-money, woman, name, fame, etc.
Next : 12. How To Acquire Good Samskaras
To be continued ..