MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 25.1
Chapter 25 -Vairagya And Tyaga
1. What Is Vairagya?
If the mind is constantly thinking of tea and if it gets pain when you do not get it, it is said that you have got 'Aasakti' (attachment) for tea.
This 'Aasakti' leads to bondage.
The practice of 'Vairagya' (dispassion) demands you to renounce this 'Aasakti' for tea.
Mere giving up of taking tea does not constitute the essence of 'Vairagya'.
Study Vairagya-Prakarana in Yoga Vasishtha. You will have a comprehensive understanding of the real Svarupa of Vairagya.
A clean description of the actual dispassionate mental state of Sri Rama is given. Palatable dishes, refreshing beverages, affectionate father and mother, brother, dear friends, diamonds, pearls, flowers, sandal, ornaments, soft beds, gardens had no attraction for him.
On the contrary, their very sight gave him intense pain.
In Vairagya, Brahmacharya is Antargata (hidden). Vairagya includes celibacy in thought, word and deed.
Next : 2. Two Kinds Of Vairagya
To be continued....