Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 verse 70: He for whom all desires enter the mind as waters enter the full and undisturbed sea attains peace, and not he who longs for objects of desire.
For one whose intellect is established in the Self — that is, for the realized man — the purpose of all desires has been achieved: absolute and unbounded lasting inner contentment. Hence, 'all desires enter the mind as waters enter the full and undisturbed sea.' Further, out of established intellect he 'attains peace' of mind (2.66).
For the unrealized man ‘who longs for objects of desire’ each desire is vitally important and carries the heavy burden of necessity. Happiness depends on this very desire being achieved! The pressure is on. For ‘he who longs for objects of desire’ is bound to his actions (2.39). He lives in the dark night of ignorance (2.69) — a place ill reputed for ‘peace' of mind.'
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