MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 21.2&3.




Chapter-21. Desires - 2&3..

2. Why Do Desires Arise? &

Why do desires arise in the mind?

On account of Ananda-Abhava (absence of Ananda or spiritual bliss).

The cause for desire is the existence of objects outside.

Curiosity becomes a desire in the mind.

Interest and feeling precede a desire.

Hope and expectation fatten the desire.


3. Vikshepa-the Very Nature Of Mind -


Just as heat is inseparable from fire, Vikshepa or the tossing of the mind is inseparable from the mind.

It troubles the Sadhakas a lot.

It destroys all of a sudden the determinations of strong-willed persons also.

The mind ceases to exist if it is destitute of this oscillation.

This fluctuating mind alone creates the universe.

Even Mala (impurity) can be removed easily.

It demands strenuous efforts for a protracted time on the part of the Sadhaka to remove this Vikshepa.

The undaunted Uddalaka suffered a lot from this distracting Vikshepa when he tried to enter into Nirvikalpa state.

Raja Bhartrihari underwent the same difficulty when he tried to overcome this troublesome fluctuating Sakti of the mind.

Vikshepa is Maya.

 Vikshepa is impure Vasana (Asuddha Vasana). You will have to destroy this Vikshepasakti by constant Upasana or Yoga or ceaseless Atmic enquiry (Brahmavichara).

Then, peace (Santi) will come by itself.

Next : 4. Types Of Desire

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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