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Swami Adbhutananda on ways to conquer Lust and Desire

Lust and desire are two main blockades in the path of spirituality. Swami Adbhutananda looks into the ways to conquer lust and desire.

You will have to discriminate between the real and the unreal.

To keep one’s discrimination alert is a great austerity.

He who has learned to discriminate can successfully overcome lust and greed. So, cultivate your discrimination and conscience.

How can you struggle against evil tendencies if your intellect is not trained to differentiate between good and evil? First clear out the rubbish that has entered the mind through the gates of the sense organs, and then put a ‘No Admittance’ sign in front of each gate.

Those bad thoughts which ignore the notice and still come in, you will
have to hand over to the police, which is your conscience.

With the help of the police you must evict the impure tendencies from the mind and then install the Lord there. That is the way to conquer lust and desire.

Swami Adbhutananda ( - 1920) a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa