Chapter 15- Sankalpa : 5.1.

 5. How To Destroy Sankalpa-1.

Destroy the stains of Sankalpa or the cloud of Sankalpa through the power of discrimination and constant efforts and be drowned in the ocean of Brahmic bliss with spiritual illumination.

When you try to bury your shadow in the earth, it always comes out. Similarly, when you try to destroy the Sankalpas through Viveka-Vritti, they will come out again and again.

 Withdraw the mind from the objects and act according to your Guru's instructions.

Purify the mind and fix it on the Akasa of the heart (Infinite Brahman).

The mind will be destroyed in course of time.

Be sure of this.

Do not for a moment contemplate upon the things of the universe.

You need not exert yourself too much to rid yourself of this Sankalpa.

With the checking of all thoughts, one's mind will perish.

To crush a full-blown flower in one's hand requires a little effort, but even that little effort is not needed to do away with Sanklpa.

Sankalpa is destroyed with the control of thoughts.

Having firmly annihilated the external Sankalpa through the internal one and having destroyed the impure mind through the pure one, rest firmly in your Atma-Jnana.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ....