[Advaita-l] Analysis of the Mind-7
sandeep.shetty.b at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 21:59:59 CST 2008
On Feb 7, 2008 4:31 PM, kuntimaddi sadananda <kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com>
> --- Sandeep Shetty <sandeep.shetty.b at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My doubt is what is the source of likes or dislikes in us for the first
> > time....?
> > Say two persons had same South Indian Coffee for the first time.....One
> > might like it ,but other person might dislike it.
> > And as you said, depending on these subtler impressions on their mind,
> > person might continue to have coffee and other
> > person might stop it.
> > But why these two people had different experieneces while having same
> > for the first time (When there were no subtler impressions
> > in their mind about coffee yet!!!) ....? How one person liked his first
> > experience of coffee and other disliked it?
> > Why people have different tastes when mind is just about subtler
> > impressions...?
> > So for a person who is having coffee for the first time, why should he
> > happy or unhappy...? Since there are
> > no subtler impressions about coffee yet (no vasanaas) , there are no
> > agitations at the mind level which made him restless.
> > But still one feels happy or unhappy immediately after first
> > experience....!!!
> > Please clarify this.....
> Sandeep - PraNAms.
> First thanks for your comments.
> Regarding the first time coffee - it is an example to illustrate how an
> action can result in the formation of vaasanas.
> Sometimes the prior samskaara also help to establish the vaasanas stronger
> - both liking
> the coffee or disliking the coffee are vaasanas. Only neutral reaction
> gives no vaasanas.
> If coffee is taken as Prasad after offering to the Lord, then that
> attitude neutralizes
> the reactions that can arise.
> Some like and some dislike due to their prior vaasanaas too. It could be
> one is born in a
> family of coffee drinkers while the other from tea-drinkers. Even though
> he might not
> have tasted coffee before, one fellow may still like it and the other may
> hate it. Both
> reactions result in vaasanas one wants to repeat it and other wants to run
> away from it -
> that is raaga and dveSha.
> Have you not experienced first time tasting something in your life and
> still liking it
> and would like to have a second serve. Krishna says - dhyaayato viShayaan
> saghasteShUpajAyate - By thinking about an object one can get attachment
> towards it -
> attachment is raaga. Repulsion is dwesha. When we meet some people we
> like them
> instantly while others we dislike them - even though it is the first time.
> Obviously some
> prior samskaara is playing a role in subtle form.
> Also ignorance being beginning less, there are no first vaasanas - the
> life is
> beginningless as we discussed in part 6.
> Hope this helps.
> Hari Om!
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