Once you reach the state of â€˜I amâ€™
and are aware of that only, you will have
transcended all the tendencies
â€˜Vasanasâ€™, tendencies or desires have a very strong pull and act as very potent hindrances in the â€˜Sadhanaâ€™ (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 â€˜to beâ€™ is at the very root and often missed, it has developed gradually over the years as the verbal â€˜I amâ€™ with the â€˜I am so-and-soâ€™. But, if you recollect and are observant enough, it will be clear that when the pure non-verbal â€˜I amâ€™, or sense of
â€˜presenceâ€™, arrived it had no traces of desire in it, although it was dormant.
This pure â€˜I amâ€™ when desire was unexpressed is presently your
goal. As you abide in it with full understanding a stage will come when you are aware of the â€˜I amâ€™ only. It is only on reaching this stage you will have transcended all desires and they wonâ€™t
trouble you anymore.