MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 25.10.3



Chapter 25 -Vairagya And Tyaga-10.3
10.Sannyasa-a Mental State-3

Vedanta does not want you to renounce the world. It wants you to change your mental attitude and give up this false, illusory 'I'-ness (Ahamta) and mineness (Mamata). The snake-charmer removes only the two poisonous fangs of the cobra.

The snake remains the same. It hisses, raises its hood and shows the teeth. In fact, it does everything as before. The snake-charmer has changed his mental attitude towards the snake. He has a feeling now that it has got no poisonous fangs.

Even so, you must remove the two poisonous fangs of the mind, viz., Ahamta and Mamata only. Then you can allow the mind to go wherever it likes. Then you will have always Samadhi only.

You must renounce the Tyagabhimana also.

The Tyagabhimana is very deep-rooted.

You must renounce the idea, "I have renounced everything." "I am a great Tyagi"-this Abhimana of the Sadhus is a greater evil than the Abhimana of householders, "I am a landlord; I am a Brahmin, etc."

Next : Chapter- 26 : Control Of Indriyas-1
1.Indriyas, A Prolongation Of The Mind
SWAMI SIVANANDA
To be continued  ..



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