MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 17-4.3. &5



Chapter -17. Avidya And Ahankara-4.

4. How To Eradicate Ahankara-3.

Whenever Ahankara asserts itself, raise a question within thyself, "What is the source of this little 'I'?"

Again and again, moot this question and enquire.

When you remove layer after layer, the onion dwindles to nothing.

When you analyse the little 'I', it becomes a non-entity; it will gradually vanish.

It will dwindle into an airy nothing.

Body is not 'I'.

'I' remains even after the leg is amputated.

Give up Jivasrishti.


Within the time taken to pluck a flower, within the twinkling of an eye, this Ahankara can be easily eradicated by right Sadhana or Brahma-Bhava.

5. Sattvic Ahankara :

When you assert 'Aham Brahma Asmi' (I am Brahman), it is Sattvic Ahankara.

It is Moksha Ahankara.

It will not bind you in any way.

It will help you realise Brahmam.

The fire in a picture will not burn anything.

A light in the presence of midday sun will not shine and shed its light.

Even so, the Ahankara of a Sattvic person cannot do any harm to any person.

Next : Chapter 18. The Power Of Thought

1. Thought Is A Living Force

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....



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