MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 23.1.1
Chapter 23 : Pleasure And Pain : 1.1
1. Pleasure And Pain Pertain To Mind -1.
Pleasure and pain are the effects of virtue and vice.
They are two kinds of emotions that pertain to the mind alone.
It is the mind alone which brings pleasures and pains on itself and enjoys them through its excessive inclination towards objects.
Mind contracts during pain and expands during pleasure.
Ahankara creates the body. Prana does all sorts of Cheshtas (efforts).
Mind experiences pleasure and pain.
If you perform actions through a stainless mind (with Akartri Bhava and Nishkama Bhava), your body will not share their fruits.
There are only facts, vibrations or phenomena outside.
Prakriti is blind. Prakriti is quite indifferent. There is neither pleasure nor pain in objects.
It is all mental creation, mental perception, mental jugglery.
It is only the mental attitude or certain kind of mental behaviour towards objects that brings joy or grief, pleasure and pain.
Maya has her powerful seat in the imagination of the mind.
To be continued ....