MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 25.4.2
Chapter 25 -Vairagya And Tyaga-4.2
4. Sadhana Without Vairagya Goes To Waste.2
Just as cultivation in a stony land or saltish earth becomes absolutely fruitless, so also Yogic practices and Atma-Vichara (enquiry of the Soul) done without Vairagya (dispassion and indifference to the sensual enjoyments) becomes fruitless.
Just as water, when it leaks into the rat-holes, instead of running into the proper channels in agricultural fields, becomes wasted and does not help the growth of plants, grains, etc., so also, the efforts of an aspirant become a wastage if he has not got the virtue Vairagya.
He gets no spiritual advancement.
Next : 5. Intense Vairagya Necessary For Moksha
To be continued....