MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 15-4.
Chapter 15- Sankalpa : 4.
4. The Svabhava Of Manas
The mind can very easily think of worldly objects.
It is its Svabhava.
Thoughts generally flow with ease towards objects.
Mental energy will readily flow in that direction.
The mental force can easily flow in the old grooves and avenues of mundane thoughts.
It finds it extremely difficult to think of God.
It is an uphill work for a Samsaric mind of Vyavahara.
The difficulty in weaning the mind from objects and fixing it on God is the same as in making the Ganga flow towards Badri Narayan instead of its natural flow towards Ganga Sagar.
It is like rowing against the current of the Yamuna.
Still, through strenuous efforts and Tyaga it must be trained to flow towards God, much against its will, if you want to free yourself from birth and death.
There is no other go if you want to escape from worldly miseries and tribulations.
Next : 5. How To Destroy Sankalpa
To be continued ....