drishtanushravikavishayavitrishnnasy vashikara Samjna vairagyam.
That effort, Which comes to those who have given up their thirst after
objects either seen or heard, and which wills to control the objects, is
Two motives of our actions.
1- What we see ourselves; 2- The experience of others.
These two forces are throwing the mind. The lake, Into various waves. Renuncation is the power to battling against these, and holding
the mind in check. Renuncation of these two motives is what we want.
I am passing through a street and a man comes and take my watch.
that is my own experience. I see it myself, and it immediately throws
my chitta into a wave. taking the form of anger. Allow that not to come.
If you cann’t prevent that, you are nothing. If you can. You have
vairagyam. Similarly. The experience of the worldly-minded teaches
us that sense enjoyments are the highest ideal. These are tremendous temptations. To deny them, and not allow to come into a wave form with regard to them is renunciation. To control the twofold motive powers
arising from my own experience, And from the experience of others.
And thus prevent the chitta being governed by them, Is vairagyam.
These should be controlled by me, and I not by them. This sort of mental strenght is called renuncation. This vairagyam is the only way to freedom.
Content via pantanjali yoga sutras.
Commentary by sawni vivekananda.
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