The throng of unrighteous impulses,
desire, wrath, attraction and repulsion,
and of desire and hunger,
all deviations from piety are the great enemies
that create attachment to the world.
They obstruct the seeker of truth by launching a vicious assault.
To overcome them is real war,
to subdue them, to contract oneself within one’s mind,
and to achieve the state of steady contemplation
~Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~