Infinite is the
potential power of our Will. A large portion of the power, however, lies
dormant; some portion is supine and only a very small fraction is active. Once
we commence to will the Will, not only the supine portion but the undeveloped
dormant one can also be activated.
drives constantly demand appropriate action, and we continue to satisfy the
need of the urges. The narcotic of the sensual pleasures further weakens our
willpower. Only way then to awaken and develop it is to stop feeding it with
the befogging narcotics through the exertion of self-discipline.
When the Will
is supine, we nourish sensual desires and delude ourselves in believing that
pleasure is happiness. When the Will is partly awakened, a desire for
self discipline and spiritual awareness is born. We begin to discriminate
between what is good and what is evil. True, we would still be affected by
external temptations and may sometime succumb to them; but in due course the
Will will be fully awakened and our attitude, thought and perception begin to
rotate round the nucleus of reasoning and rational conduct. Once we
stop succumbing to our sensual desires, our supine Will begins to awaken from
its stupor. The strangle-hold of delusion will be first weakened, and then
destroyed. We shall become alert and vigilant towards truth and discipline.
Then the vigilant rational mind becomes strong enough to regulate the
responses to the insistence of the instinctive drives and demands of carnal
Once we have
fully awakened our supine Will, we have to reinforce its power with
determination and self-discipline. Thus strengthened, our rational mind will
establish its supremacy. It will then be able to regulate our responses to
even the most powerful urges and drives. Environmental conditions may
temporarily influence our behaviour, but the power of the Will and rational
mind is supreme.
acts as a defending fort against the onslaught of contamination through carnal
desires. Ultimately external environment also fails to influence the behaviour
of one who is self-disciplined.