Samskaras

429. How strong is the influence of Samskara (past impression or tendency)!
In a certain place there were seated some Sannyasins, when a young woman chanced to pass by. All continued as before to meditate upon God, except one person, who looked on her with a glance of his eyes. This man, who was attracted by female beauty, had formerly been a house-holder, and the father of three children when he became a Sannyasin.