Don’t renounce the objects you are addicted to. Just renounce your mind!

Don’t renounce the objects you are addicted to. Just renounce your mind!


Don’t renounce the the objects of sensual enjoyment in order to control your mind. This is a wrong way of controlling mind. Once you lose control over your mind, your mind will insist on getting the same objects of enjoyment back. And to get back of all those objects, your mind will cause you to go through all the time, money & energy consuming activities in order to get them back. In fact, as you renounced them, they became more alluring than when you possessed them. That’s why after renouncing them, your mind starts desiring for the same things. So, don’t renounce any objects of enjoyment. Let them always remain within your reach as they were before, so that whenever you lose control over your mind, you needn’t get engaged in extra activities in order to get them back. Suppose you have an extra house which is locked up. If you have the key to unlock it, you can relax thinking that whenever you need to unlock it, you will be able to unlock it. So you aren’t obsessed with the key. But if you don’t have the key at your hand, even if you don’t need to unlock the house, you will be obsessed with the key, thinking that anytime you may need it to unlock the house. Same is the case with having the objects of desires at your hand. It is easy to remain detached from the objects of desires when they are in your possession, because you know anytime you can use them. So you don’t desire for them. But if you renounce all those objects, your mind will get obsessed with them & you will start missing them as if you’ve lost something really worth having. When the objects of sensual enjoyments are in your possession, you can resist the temptation of trying to satisfy your desires telling your mind that you can use these objects of enjoyment anytime you like as they are at hand. You can always decieve your mind this way. So don’t renounce the objects you possess. They help your mind to feel secured which, in turn, keep your mind relaxed. Just renounce your mind that gets attached to the objects.

 

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