... Way to be Free of Mental Agitation (Vikaaronse Chootneka Upaaya) 25th January 2013, FridayPaush Shukla Chaturdashi, Vikram Samvat 2069, ShukravaarMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 25View Source|| Shree Hari ||
Way to be Free of Mental Agitation
(Vikaaronse Chootneka Upaaya)25th January 2013, FridayPaush Shukla Chaturdashi, Vikram Samvat 2069, Shukravaar
The way to be free from sensual desires, anger, greed etc., is acceptance with a firm conviction that "these are not in me (self)". Even if these are perceived in me, then too I must not accept them in my self; because in fact, these are not in me at all, but only due to error I have assumed them in me. I remain and these do not remain, this is our experience. You are there at present, but are sensual desires there right now? Is anger present right now? At present is there any greed? If these were in you, then just as a colored cloth remains, then the cloth also remains and the color also remains, in the same way, these would also remain with you forever. But these flaws do not remain forever this is your experience. From this it is proven that these flaws are fleeting, i.e. they are the kind that come and go and they are impermanent. "aagamaapaayinonityaah" (Gita 2/14).
You are an embodiment of the Real, Existence (Sat), therefore when you assume the presence of desires, anger, etc., then even though being unreal (asat), they appear to be real. Just as when you put anything in fire, then that thing begins to glow. Whether it be a shaving of wood, a stone, a stick, a coal, that even when it is put in the fire, it begins to glow. In the same way, those thing that you accept in your self, they begin to be perceived in you (the embodiment of self).
The body is temporal (asat, unreal). It is constantly changing. It is changing so quickly that that it cannot be seen in the same form twice ever; because in the first instance the way the body was, it does not remain the same in the second instance. It is only due to your sentiments and feelings that this appears at real (IS, existent). If it were real (Is) then how could it have changed?
Questioner - If it is non-existent, then how is it seen?
Swamiji - You have the feeling of it existing, therefore it is seen. There is one exceptional point that this body in fact is seen by the body alone. The self does not see the body at all. You tell me whether in deep sleep, can you see the body? You see the body with the senses, mind, intellect etc, therefore it is seen, or else, it does not have the power to seen on its own. The eye is made of the same minerals, composites as the body. It is the same with the mind, intellect and ego. If you become void of egoism and see, then will the body be seen? In deep sleep the egoism vanishes, therefore the body is not seen.
Questioner - In deep sleep (shushupti) one is enveloped with ignorance !
Swamiji - When even in ignorance there is that much capability that the body is not seen, then in knowledge, is there not as much ability as in ignorance? When an aspirant becomes free of sense of I-ness and mine-ness, his ignorance is washed away, then the reality (continuation, existence) of the body is not seen; because the body does not have the ability to see. (to be continued)
From book in Hindi "Nityayog ki Praapti" by Swami Ramsukhdasji
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