Calmness through Rational Thinking
Through the practice of Calmness, the aspirant should destroy the Subtle Desires one by one with the help of Intellect. He should crush them as soon as they try to raise their heads on the surface of the mind-lake. He must not allow them to sprout forth. This is give up of the Subtle Desire. This attack or fight is from inside.
When a Subtle Desire or Thought arises in the mind, the mind gives a push to the internal sense organs. From here, this push is communicated to the external instruments such as hands, legs, eyes, ears, etc. The practice of Calmness stops this very push which is the root cause of motion of all the Senses.
Calmness is peace of mind produced by the eradication of the Subtle Desires. The mind of a man who possesses this virtue is cooler than ice. Even the…
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