MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 28.15.1.
15. Anticipation And Avarice :
Memory and anticipation are two kinds of evil Vrittis for a spiritual aspirant, though they are beneficial for worldly-minded persons. Pratyasa (anticipation) and Parigraha (grasping) make you a beggar of beggars and destroy your will-power.
Do not anticipate anything. Anticipation fattens the mind and causes restlessness.
Do not expect anything. It causes mental disturbance.
If you do not expect, you would not have disappointment.
Forget everything that pertains to the world.
Even if anything that is conducive to luxury comes, reject it at once.
You will grow strong. Remember God and God alone.
Everything else here is a dream.
The world is a long dream.
To be continued ..