On Jan 2, 2006, at 6:05 PM, sparaig wrote:

Unless there's some strong grammarical reason to assume that "desire" 

refers to desire for samadhi, even the "desire" translation makes 

sense to me. Desires hold you back according to some traditions, so 

the closer you are to samadhi, the stronger your desires become in 

order TO HOLD YOU BACK.


The implied idea here is there are 9 levels of intensity/momentum and nines styles of approach -- all of increasing intensity. Samvega has a lot to do with vairagya (renounced from desire) and ichchha - pure will power.



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