Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mental tendencies

In the peace of the Self, there are no vasanas. If you can establish yourself in the Self, all vasanas will be destroyed.Witness the vasanas as they arise but don't identify with them or act on them. If you want to get rid of your vasanas you must learn to practice non-involvement.

If you feel yourself identifying with a vasana when it starts to rise, remind yourself, 'This vasana is not me' and withdraw into the Self. If you learn to ignore your vasanas in this way they will eventually stop rising.

Annamalai Swami

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