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O LITTLE EGOISTIC MAN
O little egoistic man of vanities, you have become now very old.
Your body is bent now and you walk with a stick and yet your anger has not disappeared now.
Your body is emaciated.
The limbs are in a wasted condition.
The senses are cold and yet your egoism has not vanished.
Your moustache has become grey and yet the desires have not left you.
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THE MAN OF EGO
Humanity as cowardice,
Meekness as weakness,
Service as attachment and passion,
Compassion as hypocrisy: everything appears to be just its opposite to the man’s perverted mind, intoxicated with the wine of ego.
On the contrary he feels himself well off and all-knowing and looks upon the rest of humanity with a condescending eye as unfortunate creatures toiling foolishly far below him in the scale of evolution!
Such is the self-delusion…Continue
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THE MAN OF EGO
The man of ego is ruled by vanity,
he is governed by utter pride;
hatred grips him,
folly sways him,
delusion sits in his very intelligence,
evil hover round him and his steps lead him into the realms of denser ignorance and ruin.
But, his understanding being clouded and his discrimination obscured by his own prejudiced preconception,
he is unaware of his own sorry state!
Wisdom appears to him as folly, Purity as…Continue
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THE MAN OF EGO
Looking through the warped perspective of his own ego, man makes this earth a Hell of gloom and death, tortures and frustration.
By looking through the medium of his own illusions and a sensuous mind, he converts what could be a temple of happiness (this world) into a den of anguish and grief, terror and forlornness.
Laws of darkness and death rule him, and not those of Light and Life. Staying in his own ego, man invites invasion by sin…Continue
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LIVING BOOK OF LIFE
This bewildered and tumultuous world, with its never-ending tale of toil and tears is in reality a Majestic University of Wisdom wherein everyone gets a chance to learn from the living Book of Life, of their own as well as those of philosophers of realisation, of saints and sages, of divine Teachers and Holy Masters.
They that hug their ego, however, will learn nothing in this Grand University, and all that they have shall be taken away, leaving them…Continue
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RUB THE MIND
The seed must be sown when you are young.
Even when you are studying in the College, get up in the early morning and meditate.
Just as a powerful lenses is made only by rubbing it, rub, rub and rub the mind and make it pure.
Don’t argue much on transcendental matters.
The frail intellect will not be able to grasp Adhyatmic(spiritual) Truths.
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 23, 2015 at 8:46am — No Comments
I was wondering if anyone has reached jhana yet. If you have, do you suggest letting go of everything, keeping it simple, and not having the idea of jhana as a goal, or did you force yourself to keep a firm grip on your breathing (object of meditation) and keep jhana as a goal? Right now I'm going through kind of a rough stage in life and I feel like that is affecting my meditation, and was wondering if I'm doing meditation wrong (I go with the second technique and started…Continue
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 22, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments
Meditate on the nature of the Self. I am Satchidananda(Existence-Knowledge-Bliss-Absolute). Meditation on divine qualities. If you are not able to practise this abstract meditation, then meditate on the Sun, the Light, or all-pervading ether or air. Meditate on the light that is shining in your heart; meditate on those dream-pictures that you sometimes get. Meditate on the form of your Guru or of Saints. Meditate on anything your mind likes best. Meditate on the form of your father, on his…Continue
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This asan is also called as the Head and Knee Pose asan.Here you have to Stretch forward your right leg fully. Bend your left leg placing your left foot beneath your right thigh. Raising your hands inhale slowly and bring them slowly down exhaling and bend your body forwards.Now try to catch your left heel with both of your palms and try to touch your left knee with your nose.If you cannot touch the nose practise bending forward as much as you can. Make sure your elbows rest on the ground.…Continue
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This isn't meant to be a puerile thread.
But then it's just an observation.
Most tend to be pretty, and is this because attractive women are more confident?
Some studies show this as a preliminal link.
But obviously looks are not need to practice or teach yoga.
Sorry if this offends anybody, but then it's just an observation as stated.
METHOD OF SELF-PURIFICATION
Purify the Body through the practice of Yoga Asana.
Purify the Prana through the practice of Pranayam.
Purify the Mind through Japa and Kirtan.
Purify the intellect through Right Enquiry.
Realise the Spirit through constant meditation.
Arise, Awake, Strive hard, Reach the goal.
May God bless you.
Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on June 16, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments
Self-restraint is DAMA.
It is control of the senses.
It is a vedantic sadhana (practice).
It comes after the practice of sama (restraint of mind).
It is one of the sad sampat (six-fold wealth).
It does not allow the senses to run outwards.
It gives strength, peace, and concentration.
It develops will-power.
It helps you to disconnect or shut off the mind from the senses, and the senses from the objects.
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