MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 20.5.3.
Chapter 20 Vasanas :5.3.
5. How To Destroy Vasanas.3.
3. Svadhyaya and Meditation
Increase your Sastra-Vasana in the beginning.
Occupy your mind with the study of standard philosophical books.
Thereby you can decrease your Deha-Vasana (thought of the body) and Loka-Vasana (desire for name and fame, Kirti, Pratishtha, etc). Later on, you will have to give up Sastra-Vasana also.
You must entirely devote all your time and energy in meditation and meditation alone.
Vasana-Kshaya (destruction of Vasanas) is caused through well-conducted deliberation (Vichara), Brahma-Dhyana, Vairagya and Tyaga.
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