(Last Updated on : 22/03/2010)
The vttaraga visayam va cittatn sutra explains about the nobility of the luminous individuals who have been successful in achieving the state of absolute self-realisation and oneness with Almighty. If a sadhaka is victorious in contemplating over one's state of mind, he can attain transcendentalism. Likewise, the individual must also ponder over every stage of yogic practice, to keep the conscience free from any kind of craving, or worldly yearnings.
devoid of, free from
desire, passion, love, affection
Visayam an object
Or, by contemplating on enlightened sages who are free from desires and attachments, calm and tranquil, or by contemplating divine objects.
Vyasa, Suka, Sankara, Ramanuja, Madhva, Vallabha, Chaitanya, Sri Aurobindo, Ramana Maharsi and Sri Ramakrishna, are examples of men of enlightenment. If the sadhaka ponders on the serene, pure state of such divine souls and follows their practices, he earns confidence, achieves firmness and develops a desireless state of mind.
Similarly, one can also contemplate each stage of an asana or each movement of breath in order to bring the citta to a state of desirelessness. If consciousness is kept free from desire, it becomes chaste. Mere withdrawal from the world does not in itself achieve this aim.