Just as you control the itching sensation in the leg or the hand, you must control the itching from lust by Viveka, Inquiry, Soul Awareness, light Sattvic diet, fasting, Pranayama, Yogic Practices, Prayers, etc. Then only can you enjoy spiritual bliss.
Inquiry and Soul Awareness
It is through constant inquiry and soul awareness that the mind has to be weaned from lustful thoughts and tendencies. You must remove not only the sexual craving and the sexual impulses, but also sex-attraction. Think of the miseries that you get from attachments with its various entanglements and bondage. Make the mind understand by repeated auto-suggestions and hammering that sexual pleasure is false, worthless, illusory and full of pain. Place before the mind the advantages, bliss, power and knowledge of a spiritual life. Make it understand that the exalted, eternal life is in the immortal Soul. When it hears constantly these useful suggestions, it will…
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