MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 25.2



Chapter 25 -Vairagya And Tyaga-2

2. Two Kinds Of Vairagya

Vairagya (dispassion, indifference, non-attachment) is of two kinds, viz.,
(i) Karana Vairagya (Vairagya on account of some miseries) and
(ii) Viveka-Purvaka Vairagya (Vairagya on account of discrimination between real and unreal).

The mind of a man who has got the former type of Vairagya is simply waiting for a chance to get back the things that were given up.
As soon as the first opportunity offers itself, the man gets the downfall and goes back to his former state.
 Vishaya does havoc in him with a vengeance and redoubled force from reaction.

But the other man who has given up the objects on account of Viveka, on account of illusory nature of objects, will have spiritual advancement.
He will not have a downfall.

Next : 3. How Vairagya Dawns
Swami Sivananda
    To be continued....




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