MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 23.1.2
Chapter 23 : Pleasure And Pain : 1.2
1. Pleasure And Pain Pertain To Mind -2.
There is no pain when you are asleep.
It is only when the mind is connected with the body that pains arise.
It is the identification with the mind and body, Abhimana owing to Avidya, that causes pain.
When the mind is intensely fond of anything, there will be no perception of pain even if destruction awaits the body.
When the mind is completely drowned in any object, who else is there to observe and flee from the actions of the body?
When you put one drop of oil on the surface of water, it spreads throughout the surface of water and makes it oily.
Even so, a little pain for a luxurious man spoils all his pleasures and makes all objects appear very painful.
When you are in acute agony, a cup of coffee, milk or tea does not give you any pleasure. When you are in acute agony, the whole world which appeared to you to be full of bliss while in good health, appears quite dreary.
The world loses all its charms while you are seriously ailing.
To be continued