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How to get rid of Vasanas etc., ? - 11
« on: March 07, 2009, 12:00:42 PM »
Muruganar then speaks about destruction of Vasanas, in some
verses, in Padamalai.

Verse 520:

Expelling the accumulation of evil (Vasanas) from your Heart,
garner in copious quantities the wealth of God (which is Grace).

Verse 658:

Through the momentum gained by the practice of bhakti yoga,
which is loving Iswara, attain the destruction of Vasanas in
your Heart.

Verse 2467:

Truly, the Vasanas are association.  You should therefore know
that their extinction is the total abandonment of all association.

Verse 2468:

Establish yourself in the Self so that the Vasanas, the impurities
are rooted out and destroyed.  This is the true course of action.

In Talks No. the entry runs as follows:

Question:  What are the obstacles which hinder realization of the

Bhagavan:  They are habits of mind, Vasanas.

Question:  How to overcome the mental habits, (Vasanas)?

Bhagavan:  By realizing the Self!

Question:  This is a vicious circle.

Bhagavan:  It is the ego which raises such difficulties, creating obstacles and then suffering from the preplexity of apparent
paradoxes. Find out who makes the enquiries and the Self will be found!

Question:  Can there by Self realization, before the Vasanas are entirely destroyed?

Bhagavan:  There are two kinds of Vasanas. (1) the bandha hetuh, causing bondage for the ignorant,  and (2) bhoga hetuh,
giving enjoyment for the wise.  The latter do not obstruct realization.

Verse 2556:

Like cotton in a fire, everything (meaning all Vasanas), in the hearts of those in whom he divine grace, the fire of Jnana, has been kindled, will be completely and simultaneously destroyed.

{Andal sings in Tiruppavai:  " In this life and in another seven of seven births, we shall be only Your devotees.   We shall abide
only Your command.  Please remove all our other desires (Vasanas). O Em bavai!}

(Source: Padamalai. Muruganar. Tr. and Comm. David Godman and others.)

Arunachala Siva.