One should not try to separate the mind and the objects instead throw away both – Uddhava Gita



If the ingredients say beaten rice and sugar were to be kept mixed as they are, it is possible to separate them with some effort. If you were to make ‘halva’ (pudding) of them by cooking them all together, the ingredients are inextricably merged with each other and they cannot be separated. You can only throw away the entire ‘halva.’

Similarly, one should not try to separate the mind and the objects. Throw away both. How can one throw them away?

If you want a child to throw away the lighted candle it has caught hold of, you have to tempt the child with a more attractive object.

So think of the Lord’s form when automatically the mind and the objects – both leave you.

As you think so you become. In Advaita, it is called Brahmakara Vritti. By continuously thinking of the Lord’s form when automatically the mind and the objects – both leave you.

As you think so you become.

In Advaita, it is called Brahmakara Vritti. By continuously thinking of the Lord and assuming His form, all His attributes come to us automatically and Vairagya is automatic.

SourceA quintessence of Uddhava Gita – Swami Shantananda Puri