MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 21.11.



Chapter-21. Desires -11.

11. Destruction Of Desires Leads To Atmic Bliss :

Vasanasahita mind (mind associated with desires) is Bandha (bondage). Mind free from desires is Mukta (free).

Desires are themselves pain.

Non-desire is itself pure Atmic Bliss.

Mere annihilation of Maya is Moksha.

With the extinction of the base Sankalpas, there is also the extinction of Avidya. Should all longings for the visibles cease, then such an abnegation of mind is itself the destruction of Ajnana or the mind.

Such a bliss is generated through one's efforts only.

There is nothing like Purushartha (right exertion). Purushartha changed the destiny of Markandeya. He became a Chiranjivi.


Desire is the enemy of peace. You have become the beggar of beggars through desires. A desireless man is the richest man in the world. It is the mind that makes a man rich.


Free yourself from the firm grip of crocodiles of desires.

Do not get disheartened under trials.

Cheer yourself up.

Stand up like a lion.

Destroy the impure mind with the help of the pure mind.

Make friendship with the Sattvic mind and rest yourself peacefully in Atman.

Chapter-21. Desires-ENDS.

Next : Chapter-22. Raga-Dvesha :

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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