MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 21.4


Chapter-21. Desires -4

4. Types Of Desire

Desire in the mind is the real impurity. Sexual desire, vulgar attraction for the opposite sex, is the greatest impurity.

This causes the real bondage.

You can even give up wife, children and wealth.

But, it is extremely difficult to give up ambition, name and fame. Ambition is a serious obstacle in the path of Yoga.

This is the most powerful weapon of Maya with which she slaughters worldly-minded persons.

Even if there is a tinge of desire for name and fame, Truth will not manifest.

Truth will shine by Itself. It does not need any pompous advertisement.

It is the very Self of all beings and objects.

Next : 5. Anirbuddha Or Subtle, Hidden Desires

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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