Question: Why does the mind not want to conquer desires?Sri Chinmoy: Because the physical mind is engrossed in the physical consciousness. It is constantly doubting itself and others and creating confusion and uncertainty for itself. Unless and until the mind gets light from the heart, it remains in the darkness of human bondage and limitation. This is, unfortunately, the nature of the human mind.
Sri Chinmoy, Mind-confusion and heart-illumination, part 1, Agni Press, 1974