Chapter-22. Raga-Dvesha : 7.

7. Absence Of Raga-Dvesha Makes For Freedom.

That Yogin or Jnanin who has destroyed these two Vrittis of Raga and Dvesha is the highest man in the three worlds.

He is the real King of kings, Emperor of emperors.

The chief Linga or distinguishing mark of a Jivanmukta or a liberated soul is freedom from Raga-Dvesha.

Even if a Jnanin or Yogin sometimes exhibits traces of anger, it is Abhasamatra (mere appearance).

Just as the impression made in water with a stick passes away soon, as also the anger will disappear in the twinkling of an eye, even though it manifests in a Jnanin.

This can hardly be understood by worldly people.

He who has no Raga but possesses Titiksha (power of endurance) can do anything.

He can move about wherever he likes.

He is as free as the atmospheric air.

His happiness, freedom and peace are unbounded.

Their extent can hardly be imagined.

The freedom and joy of such Sannyasins cannot be imagined by the poor, petty-minded worldlings.

It is Raga and luxury that have enfeebled the householders.

Next : 8. Destruction Of Raga-Dvesha Constitutes : The Essence Of Spiritual Sadhana -

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....