Chapter 15- Sankalpa : 2-2.

2. Sankalpa Only Is Samsara-2.

Maya is a big poisonous tree.

Trishnas and Vasanas water the tree of Mayaic illusion.

 Karmas are the fruits.

Lust, anger, greed, etc., are the sprouts.

Sattva, Rajas and Tamas are the buds.

Indriyas are the twigs.

Ahankara is the trunk.

Raga and Dvesha are the two main branches.

Various sensual objects are the are the leaves.

The individualised mind,

which is full of Avidya and is all-pervading,

though existing in name, has no form, either external or internal,

 like the Akasa permeating all space.

The mere manifestation in all objects of (seeming) reality is the mind.

Wherever there is Sankalpa, there does the mind exist.

The origin and the dissolution of this universe,

which is nothing but a mode of consciousness,

take place with the complete origination and destruction of the Sankalpas of the mind.

Realisation of Brahman can be effected through the mind alone after abandoning its Sankalpas and Vikalpas.

You should root out Sankalpa as completely as possible.

This destruction of Sankalpa should be intelligently practised.

Next  : 3. Annihilation Of Sankalpas Constitutes Moksha

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ....