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 Saturday 22 November 2014

FREEDOM FROM ATTACHMENT

Swami Sivananda

Pleasure does not lie in the objects, but in the condition of the mind. The mind goes out in search of pleasure. At the same time there is pain, as the mind is straying away from the truth. When the object is attained, the mind ceases to function, and rests on the atman, the substratum. Then it unconsciously tastes the bliss of the atman. Contd…


If the will arises when tamas(inertia) prevails in the mind, there is postponement and delay because lethargy, an unwillingness to exert, is the defect of tamas.

- Swami Chidananda


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