The general meaning of wantonness is self-willed and uncontrolled behavior. It is only when one follows in day- to-day life the sublime instructions of the highly virtuous and enlightened saint or preceptor that one can control this wantonness. Thus by controlling this wantonness, one is drawn to the propitious path. In general, the human mind has a downward inclination. From the beginning of the time, the human soul is habituated to be a slave under the five senses and mind.
The soul is attached to the mind, senses, and evil
company that it has absolutely no idea of the utter loss of its independence. However
we are extremely lucky, that with the grace of pious and learned saint,
we can defeat this wantonness with great effort and diligence. This will
lead the soul to understand its own bliss.
Author : Shri Atmanandji (Dr. Soneji)