MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28.5.3 & 4.


Chapter 28 : Evil Vrittis And Their Eradication -3-5-3 & 4.
5. Methods To Control Lust - 3 & 4.
3. Pure Reason  & 4. Sattvic Food

3. Pure Reason :

There are two kinds of force in the mind, viz., hostile or antagonistic force and friendly or favourable force. Passion is hostile force that drags you down. Pure reason is a favourable force that elevates you and transmutes you into Divinity. Develop, therefore, my child, pure reason to get unalloyed bliss and supreme Brahmic knowledge. The passion will die itself.

4. Sattvic Food :

Take light Sattvic food, such as milk, fruits, etc. You can control passions in this way. The wise say that purity of food leads to purity of mind.
Fasting

Fasting weakens the sex Indriya. It destroys sexual excitement. Passionate young men and ladies should take recourse to occasional fasting. It will prove highly beneficial.

Next :  5. Pranayama, 6. Satsanga and Svadhyaya and 7. Keep the Mind Ever Engaged 

SWAMI SIVANANDA
   To be continued....

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