(9) Desires

Desires drivers of actions worldly

Saatvik, rajasik, tamasik naturally

 

Saatvik relate to spirit indwelling

Going to temple, mantra chanting

 

Rajasik desires all worldly rooted

For pleasures of sense, ego limited

 

Tamasik arising out of ignorance

Laziness, vainglorious, injurious

 

So long as desire is unfulfilled

Causes anger to rise in mind

 

Desires, anger obstacle greatest

In the path of a seeker earnest

 

Seeker should examine kind

Of desire arising in the mind

 

If saatvik, must act immediately

Lest interest may be lost shortly

 

Action on rajasik be postponed

On its own, it may get dropped

 

After a while, desire persistent

Fulfill it, but without attachment

 

Action on tamasik simply avoidable

For a seeker of liberation eternal

 

Suppress not though, any desire

Spring up it will sooner or later

 

Contemplate on what you will get

By fulfilling desire, what its worth

 

Gradually then, desires will weaken

Reducing actions desire-driven

 

Actions continue, divine-driven

Not binding like desire-driven

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