DISCIPLESHIP : 18. A guide to present day students who waste their life on decayed Communists thoughts, Think about Swami Vivekananda who in his short life span how much his contribution to the world, be like him, follow Swamiji for your Enlightenment - and not Yechuries, Rahuls, or Kejriwals!

 
 
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   25/03/2016.
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   All Members,
   Respected family members of this great holy Nation.

 Sub : DISCIPLESHIP : - 18.
  (Delivered in San Francisco, on March 29, 1900)
 By Swami Vivekananda.


 VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE PRESENT DAY STUDENTS : -

 
  Ref :   A guide to present day students who waste their life on decayed Communists thoughts, Think about Swami Vivekananda who in his short life span how much his contribution to the world, be like him, follow Swamiji for your Enlightenment - and not Yechuries, Rahuls, or Kejriwals
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  18.

The next condition the disciple must fulfil is to conceive an extreme desire to be free.

We are like moths plunging into the flaming fire, knowing that it will burn us, knowing that the senses only burn us, that they only enhance desire.
"Desire is never satiated by enjoyment; enjoyment only increases desire as butter fed into fire increases the fire." (Bhâgavata, IX. xix.14.)

Desire is increased by desire. Knowing all this, people still plunge into it all the time. Life after life they have been going after the objects of desire, suffering extremely in consequence, yet they cannot give up desire.
Even religion, which should rescue them from this terrible bondage of desire, they have made a means of satisfying desire.
Rarely do they ask God to free them from bondage to the body and senses, from slavery to desires.
Instead, they pray to Him for health and prosperity, for long life: "O God, cure my headache, give me some money or something!"

The circle of vision has become so narrow, so degraded, so beastly, so animal! None is desiring anything beyond this body.
Oh, the terrible degradation, the terrible misery of it! What little flesh, the five senses, the stomach!
What is the world but a combination of stomach and sex?
Look at millions of men and women — that is what they are living for.
Take these away from them and they will find their life empty, meaningless, and intolerable.
Such are we. And such is our mind; it is continually hankering for ways and means to satisfy the hunger of the stomach and sex.
All the time this is going on. There is also endless suffering; these desires of the body bring only momentary satisfaction and endless suffering.
It is like drinking a cup of which the surface layer is nectar, while underneath all is poison.
But we still hanker for all these things.

Thank you for reading
   JAIHIND.
  To be continued  ...


 

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