MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 21.9.
Chapter-21. Desires -9.
9. Freedom From Desires Necessary For Jnana
You can attain Jnana only if you are free from sensuous desires and immortal mental states.
Aloofness of body from sensuous objects and aloofness of mind from immoral states of mind are needed for the attainment of Jnana.
Then only will Divine Light descend.
Just as a bungalow is cleaned of cobwebs and all kinds of dirts and the garden of all its weeds for the reception of the Viceroy, the mental palace should be cleansed of all vices, desires and immoral states for the reception of the Holy Brahman, the Viceroy of viceroys.
When a desire arises in the mind, a worldling welcomes it and tries to fulfil it; but, an aspirant renounces it immediately through Viveka.
Wise people consider even a spark of desire as a very great evil.
Therefore, they will not entertain any kind of desire.
They will be ever delightful in Atman only.
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