MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 21.10.3.



Chapter-21. Desires -10.3.

10. How To Control Desires-3.

It is desire in the mind that has created this body.

The nature of the desire depends upon the quality of Samskaras.

If these are good, virtuous Samskaras, good desires will crop up and, if they are bad, they will give rise to evil desires. Buddhi also is Karmanusarini (according to the nature of Karmas).

It has to be specially trained by repeated efforts to think and act according to the holy injunctions of sacred scriptures.

Desire becomes the thought and thought becomes the action. An evil desire sets up an evil thought which leads to evil action.

Do always virtuous action-charity, Tapas, Japa, Dama, Dhyana and study of scriptures.

Give up Nishiddha Karma (actions prohibited by Sastras).

Have constant Satsanga.

This is very important. It is the only means of changing the evil Samskaras of the mind.


The mind with half-developed Jnana feels severe pain when it relinquishes all desires. It demands aid, through prayer, from higher souls.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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