29 October 2011

da, da, da




Datta

For the flesh, because the flesh desires possessions, da means datta - that is, to give. To be charitable. Not only with one's material goods, but with one's emotions, with one's time. With one's feelings. To have no more than you need. Datta is charity, and this is its meaning for the flesh, because this is the opposite of the flesh.


Dayadhvam

For the flesh, because the flesh desires to have power and to use power, da means dayadhvam - that is, to be merciful. Do not be cruel. Control your anger with mercy. Do not be hard-hearted. Dayadhvam is mercy, and this is its meaning for the flesh, because this is the opposite of the flesh.


Damyata

For the flesh, because the flesh desires pleasure, da means damyata - that is, to control one's desires - that is, to be restrained. To live moderately. Do not become addicted to pleasure, do not seek it out. Damyata is self-control, and this is its meaning for the flesh, because this is the opposite of the flesh.


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