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Teachings of Swami Sivananda's Blog – May 2013 Archive (13)

Lead Regulated Life

You are the real master or governor of the whole world. You are bound to none. Abandon all

anxiety, fear and worry. Rest in Peace. Perform worship of Atman at all times. Lead a regulated life.

Mould your character. Develop noble and virtuous qualities. Be righteous, and work for the good of

others. Be devoted to your preceptor. Develop the power of concentration.

Remove lust, egoism, anger, selfishness, pride, etc. You will get Chitta Shuddhi or purity of

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Plain Living And High Thinking

Kindly develop faith in the Vedas and in the power of Mantras. Practise regular Japa and

meditation daily. Take Sattvic food. Do not overload the stomach.

Obey the laws of nature. Take plenty of physical exercise daily. Perform the prescribed

duties at the appointed time. Develop simple living and high thinking. You will realise God in this

very birth.

May you remember the holy Names of the Lord at all times and live in an ocean of divine

ecstasy and divine…

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Lead A Simple Life

Lead a simple life. Let your thoughts be lofty. Fear God. Speak the Truth. Love all. See your

own Self in all. Be honest in all your dealings. You will succeed in your life and God-realisation.

Never worry yourself on any matter. Be always cheerful. Use your common-sense and

reason always. Have a balanced mind always. Turn your mind towards God. Sing His name. Thirst

for His Vision. Be sincere at heart. The Divine Grace will descend on you.

Have a strong…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 29, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Follow The 20 Instructions

Spiritual life is not a mere idle talk. It is not mere sensation. It is actual living in Atman. It is

a transcendental experience of unalloyed Bliss.

Tread the path of Truth and righteousness. Stick tenaciously to the TWENTY SPIRITUAL

INSTRUCTIONS. Be regular in your meditation. Do selfless service. Cultivate all-embracing love.

Develop Vairagya. You will attain Immortality.

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 28, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Control Anger By Love

Anger shatters the physical nervous system and produces deep lasting impression on the

inner astral body. Dark arrows will shoot from the astral body. A terrible fit of wrath will produce

deep inflammation of the astral body. Have you realised now the disastrous consequences of anger?

Do not become a victim of anger. Control it by Kshama, love, mercy, sympathy, Vichara and consideration for others.

Fix your mind on the Lotus Feet of the Lord. Give the hands to work. You…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 27, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Eradicate Self-Justification

Do not be offended by trifling matters. Cultivate an amiable loving nature and adaptability.

Admit your faults if they are pointed out by others. Eradicate them and thank the man who points

out your defects; then only can you grow in spirituality and meditation.

Introspect. Look within. Try to remove your defects. This is the real Sadhana. You will have to remove all your weaknesses. Many old vicious habits will have to be cut out. Remove the defects of self-justification and…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 26, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Kill This Little Ego

Just as dark clouds hide the burning Sun, so also the clouds of egoism and Vasanas (desires)

hide the Jnana Surya (Atman).

Keep up the unbroken current of Meditation. Kill the little ego! Develop pure love.

Surrender the fruit of action unto the Lord. Beseech Him to bestow His Grace. You will drink the

nectar of Immortality.

Wake up from the sleep of ignorance and materialism. Divert your attention to selfless

service and worship of the Lord. Develop brotherly…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 25, 2013 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Admit Your Faults

Keep the Divine flame burning steadily. Treat everybody with respect. View all with an

equal eye. Behold the Lord in all beings. Have intense and exclusive devotion for the Lord.

Do not be offended by trifling matters. Admit your faults if they are pointed out by others.

Thank the man who points out your defects. Pray. Sing the Lord’s Lilas. You will attain eternal

happiness.

Use your intelligence. Intelligence is the most precious possession that a man can…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 24, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Light On Life

Lust for power, material greed, sensual excitement, selfishness, passion, passion for wealth

and the lower appetites have drawn man from his true life in Spirit into the materialistic life. He can

regain his lost Divine glory if he practises in right earnest the principles of Bhakti. Bhakti

transmutes animal nature into Divine Nature and raises him to the pinnacle of Divine glory and

splendour.

May you develop Bhakti so that it will lead you to attain Godhead or…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 23, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Be Up And Doing

The power of prayer is indescribable. Its glory is ineffable. Sincere devotees only realise its

usefulness and splendour.

Sit not idly craving God to help thee, but be up and doing as God helps those who help

themselves. Do the best you can and leave the rest to God.

Serve the devotees. Remain in their company. Do Japa and Kirtan. Study Ramayana and

Bhagavatam. You will soon develop devotion. The Divine Grace will descend upon you.

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 22, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Is married life not an obstruction to God-realization? How can a married man please both his wife and God simultaneously?

Married life can never be an obstruction to those who are endowed with dispassion and

detachment to worldly objects and who consider that life is intended to mould one’s own self by

drawing lessons from the university of Nature. Study the lives of saints like Thyagaraja,

Ekanath, Narsi Mehta, Bhadrachalam Ramdas, Tukaram, Namdev, Jayadeva, Chaitanya and

Kabir. Probe deep into the world and the way in which the above-mentioned saints and a host of

others actually led…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 21, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Be Strong Through Love

Be regular in your spiritual Sadhana. Regularity is of paramount importance. Love all.

Embrace all. Behold the Self in all. Develop cosmic love. Grow spiritually strong day by day.

Attain liberation. Enjoy bliss of the Self and be free.

May you all be happy! May you all be free from disease! May you realise what is good! May

you abide in the Lord for ever!

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 20, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

VICTORY – THE FRUIT OF PERSEVERANCE

The tendency to persevere, to persist in spite of hindrances, discouragements and impossibilities – it is this that distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. A man of strong will and perseverance never meets with failures, He attains success in all his undertakings.

When you embark on a project you should not leave it till you attain complete success. Pursue it resolutely. A man of diligence, vigilance and strong resolution grows into a genius.

The nerve that never relaxes, the…

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Added by Teachings of Swami Sivananda on May 17, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments

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