Tuesday 25 November 2014


Swami Sivananda

Vairagya (dispassion) does not mean abandoning social duties and the responsibilities of life. It does not mean detachment from the world, or a life in a solitary cave of the Himalayas or in the cremation ground. It does not mean living on leaves, the wearing of matted hair, and carrying a water-pot. It does not mean shaving of the head, and discarding one's clothes. Vairagya is mental detachment from all connections of the world. Contd…

These deep-rooted ‘samskaras’(impression) and ‘vasanas’(subtle impression) must be destroyed at their own level. For that, we have to understand the MYSTERY OF THE MIND.

- Swami Chidananda

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