Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02, Text 70
How can spiritual seekers stay peaceful amidst tempting circumstances? The Bhagavad-gita (2.70) shows the way with a metaphor from nature: just as rivers flow into an ocean without flooding it or causing it to overflow, desires flow into serious spiritualists without disturbing their inner calm.
Significantly, the metaphor talks about desires flowing inwards, not outwards. The absence of the outward flow of desires is also indicated by the words in the verse: na kama-kami, meaning not “a desirer of desires.” This unidirectional flow of desires implies that though desires flow inwards from tempting objects toward them, this doesn’t induce their desires to flow outwards towards those objects.
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