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Maanas: The Culture of The Heart

Gulab Kothari (Author)

The subject matter of MAANAS revolves round the human mind which is the cause of both man’s happiness and unhappiness and is also the origin of his problems.

Desirers are born in the mind. Nobody knows how they are born. One cannot create them either. We have an option either to fulfill them or suppress them. We are forbidden to suppress them. We are advised to sublimate them. Nobody knows when and how the suppresses urges will sprout forth. Mind draws its sustenance from ‘anna’. It is ‘anna’. That birds the mind to truguna-bhava or desires associated with sativa, rajas and tamas. ‘Anna’ stands for food and objects of pleasure. What we eat is important but comfort and convenience or the discomfort which we experience also nourishes our minds. Our enviourment, kith and kin and friends also nourish our minds. The spiritual pursuits, ascetic practices, introspection and contemplation also help in the understanding of the mind.

To understand the mind and keep it filled with positive thoughts alone is the way to spiritual elevation. Attachment and aversion are also thoughts that grow in the mind. The our lives. Cosmic attitude is the path to world friendship.

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Bibliographic information

Title Maanas: The Culture of The Heart
Author Gulab Kothari
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2011
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Rajasthan Patrika
Language: English
isbn 9789380271972
length 833p., 9.9 inch X 6.5 inch