MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 23.8.1
Chapter 23 : Pleasure And Pain : 8.1
8. The Golden Mean -1.
Keep the mind in a state of moderation or happy, golden mean.
Never let it run to excesses. People die of shock from extreme depression as well as from extreme joy.
Do not allow Uddharsha to crop up in the mind.
It is excessive merriment.
Mind always runs to extremes-either to extreme depression or extreme joy.
Extremes bring about reaction.
Mind can never be calm in excessive joy.
Let the mind be cheerful but calm.
Be always cheerful.
Laugh and smile.
How can a mind that is gloomy and dull think of God?
Try to be happy always.
Happiness is your very nature.
This is termed Anavasada (cheerfulness).
This spirit of cheerfulness must be cultivated by all aspirants.
To be continued....