MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 23.4
Chapter 23 : Pleasure And Pain : 4
4. Pleasure Arises From Vritti-Laya : - Not From Sense-Objects -
Really, there is no pleasure in objects.
Atman gives a push to the mind and sets it in motion.
A Vritti or thought-wave arises in the mind on account of the force of a Vasana.
The mind is agitated and runs towards the particular object.
The agitation will not subside till the mind gets the desired object.
It will constantly think of the object.
It will scheme and plan various methods to achieve the desired object.
It will be ever restless.
It will be ever assuming the shape of the object.
As soon as the object is obtained and enjoyed, the particular Vritti that was causing agitation in the mind gets dissolved.
Vritti-Laya takes place.
When Vritti-Laya takes place, you get peace and Ananda from the Svarupa or Atman within only and not from the object outside.
Ignorant persons attribute their pleasures to external objects.
That is a serious blunder, indeed.
There is no happiness at all in any of the objects of the world.
It is sheer ignorance to think that we derive any pleasure from the sense-objects or from the mind.
Whenever we feel our desires are satisfied, we observe that the mind moves towards the heart, towards Atman.
In pleasure also, there is exercise of the mind.
It expands. It turns inward and moves to its original home, the place of its origin, Atman and enjoys Atma-Sukha (Bliss of the Self).
Next : 5. Real Happiness Lies Within
To be continued....