Posted in God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, Spirituality

The devotee’s reluctance to slay his worldly tendencies

The reason few people seek God in earnest as do the saints is that millions believe they cannot do without evil, misery-producing pleasures. They are addicted, as is the alcoholic toward health-killing drink. But these very persons, if they were to form good habits, would say: “We cannot do without the pleasure and peace of meditation. We become miserable now if we had to mingle in our old environments.”

Extract from the Bhagavad Gita commentary by Paramahansa Yogananda, God Talks With Arjuna p. 141

Source: Worshipping the Fire: Self-control is not self-torture

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