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    I found more direction from the Upanishad, found on page 34 at this link, than in the scriptures although I don't think I could have appreciated this Upanishad without the establishment of a desire to Love One Another firmly rooted in my heart.

    Know the Atman (Self) as the Lord of the chariot, and the body as the chariot.  Know also the intellect to be the driver and mind the reins.

    The senses are called the horses; the sense objects are the roads; when the Atman is united with body, senses and mind, then the wise call Him the enjoyer.

    So here the Ruler of Death represents the Self as the Lord of this chariot of the body. The intellect or discriminative faculty is the driver, who controls these wild horses of the senses by holding firmly the reins of the mind.

    The roads over which these horses travel are made up of all the external objects which attract or repel the senses:

    the sense of smelling follows the path of sweet odours,

    the sense of seeing the way of beautiful sights.

    Thus each sense, unless restrained by the discriminative faculty (intellect/mind), seeks to go out towards its special objects.

    When the Self is joined with (the intelliect to control the) body, mind and senses, It is called the intelligent enjoyer; because It is the one who wills, feels, perceives and does everything.

    He who is without discrimination and whose mind is always uncontrolled, his senses are unmanageable, like the vicious horses of a driver.

    If you haven't already, I think you would enjoy the gist of the Upanishads.

    Accepting Jesus is easy.  Living like Jesus seems to be quite difficult.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 10:55:03 AM PDT

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