Chapter 14 -SAMSKARAM-S :-9.

9.The Enslaving Chains Of Samskaras.

Mind exercises its suzerainty through Samskaras.

From Samskaras emanate Vasanas like swarms of locusts.

From Vasana flows the stream of desire and from enjoyment of objects of desires arises Trishna or internal craving (intense longing).

Trishna is very powerful.

The Samskaras are imbedded in the mind, in the Karana Sarira.

There arises a memory of pleasure in the mind.

Then the mind thinks of objects.

Maya has her powerful seat in the imagination.

There comes attachment.

The mind plans and schemes.

You are swayed by the passions.

You exert yourself physically to possess those objects and enjoy them.

In your efforts, you favour some and disfavour others through Raga and Dvesha.

You will have to enjoy the fruits of your virtuous and vicious actions.

Through this six-spoked wheel of Raga and Dvesha, virtue and vice, pleasure and pain, this Samsaric wheel of birth and death moves on without stopping from Anadi Kala (beginningless time).

Next : 10. Thoughts And Desires Depend Upon Samskaras

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ..


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