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Once you reach the state of ‘I am’ and are aware of that only you will have transcended all the tendencies (‘Vasanas’).

‘Vasanas’, tendencies or desires have a very strong pull and act as very potent hindrances in the ‘Sadhana’ (practice). The obvious desires are easy to identify but the subtle ones enter through the back door or are always stubbornly there in the background. The desire ‘to be’ is at the very root and often missed, it has developed gradually over the years as the verbal ‘I am’ with the ‘I am so and so’. But, if you recollect and are observant enough the pure non-verbal ‘I am’ or sense of ‘presence’ when it had arrived had no traces of desirability in it, although it was dormant. This pure ‘I am’ when desire was unexpressed is presently your goal, as you abide in it with full understanding a stage would come when you would be aware of the ‘I am’ only. Only on reaching this stage you will have transcended all the desires and they wouldn’t trouble you anymore.
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