Spirit and Soul (Mind Body Spirit Soul)
The mind is in three states; one is darkness, which is called Tamas, just as in brutes and idiots; it only acts to injure others. No other idea comes into that state of mind.
Then there is the active state of mind, Rajas, whose chief motives are power and enjoyment. "I will be powerful and rule others."
Then there is the Sattva, serenity, calmness. It is not inactive, but rather intensely active. It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm.
The calm man is not the man who is dull. You must not
mistake Sattva for dullness or laziness. Activity is the manifestation of the lower strength,
calmness of the superior strength.
There is no limit to man's desires; he goes on desiring, and when he comes to a point where desire cannot be fulfilled, the result is pain. Therefore the Yogis regard the sum-total of the impressions, good or evil, as pain-bearing obstructions; they obstruct the way to freedom of the Soul. Swami Vivekananda
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