The one without dirt on his mind may be sitting beside the breast of a prostitute and still does not look at the breast. His mind does not go towards her. He appears to be the one who has severed future birth from himself.
Patrakiriar was able to renounce everything but not the dog who followed him. Though we are able to renounce everything, we are not able to renounce the working of the mind. Pattinattar song,
Let her indulge in whatever idle talk or play while walking. Her mind will be focussed on the pot on her hip and the water in it list it should fall and break into pieces spilling the water.
It is not only physical conditions that are responsible for blood pressure. The psychologist, psychiatrists and doctors all say that mental tension is the more important reason.
tannai ariyamal tane ketukinran
tannaiye ariyum arivai arinta pin
tannaiye arccikkat taniruntane!
(Once you understand yourself, you have no harm. He who does not know himself gets undone. Once you have acquired the knowledge to know yourself, you come to worship your self.)
tane tanakkup pakaivanum nanpanum
tane tanakku marumaiyum immaiyum
tane tan seita vinaip payan tuyppanum
tane tanakkut talaivanum ame.
(Each one is a friend and foe unto himself. Each decides his own present and future life. Each one enjoys only the effects of his own past good and bad deeds. Each is a lord unto himself.)
Who is your foe? yourself.
Friend? Again, yourself.
What bring you death? Yourself.
What is truth? Yourself, again.
Who is to reap the fruits of your own good and bad?
Who is your Lord? Yourself,
Who is your servant? Yourself,
Everything is yourself.
What is the origin of this recognition of all being oneself?
It is your mind.
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