MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 21.10.4.



Chapter-21. Desires -10.4.

10. How To Control Desires-4.

A counter-desire, a desire for God, one strong desire to attain Brahman will destroy all other worldly desires.

Put down vicious desires through virtuous desires.

Then give up virtuous desires through one strong desire-Mumukshutva (desire for liberation).

Abandon this desire for God also in the long run.

Give up Asubha Vasana through Subha Vasana.

Give up Subha Vasana through Svarupa Vasana.

Give up Svarupa Vasana by Nididhyasana.

Desires will become extinct with the rise of discrimination. When desires cease, Jivahood becomes extinct.


Brahma-Chintana will destroy all desires.

There are no desires in Brahman. Brahman is All-Purity.

Repeat OM. Repeat the Mantra, "All purity I am." All the desires will vanish.


Kill the thoughts. Practise thoughtlessness. You can destroy desires.

Mind associated with thoughts of gratifying the passionate desires, blindly goads a man to seek for sensual pleasures.

Uncontrolled thoughts are the roots of all evils. Sublime thoughts will easily destroy lower, base thoughts. Do not entertain any base thought.

Next : 11. Destruction Of Desires Leads To Atmic Bliss :

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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