विषयाननुकूलयितुं विषयिणि हृदये विधीयतां यत्नः ।
दृशि देयमौषधं को दृश्ये दत्त्वा सुखी भवति ॥
-अप्पय्य दीक्षितस्य वैराग्य शतक
viShayAn anukUlayitum viShayiNi hRudaye vidhIyatAm yatnaH ।
dRushi deyam auShadham ko dRushye dattvA sukhI bhavati ॥
- appayya dIkShitasya vairAgya shataka
If one intends to make the external stimuli pleasant then he has to look inwards and condition the receptors in his heart. If the mind is clean and conditioned, it will not get anxious every time the eyes are attracted to something. Who can be happy if the medicine given to the eyes is applied to the objects the eye sees?
- Appayya Dikshit's Vairagya Shataka