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Does the mental equilibrium of an advanced Yogi get affected when attacked by some serious disease? How does he react on such occasions?

Never. If there is any thought of the body or the disease or the bodily affliction or
something that cannot be tolerated by the fleshy frame, remember that he is no advanced Yogi or
saint or Sannyasin. He who has no thought of himself or the surroundings or the world, he who
is centered in his own Self or his beloved Ishta Devata or gracious Guru, and he who is entirely
oblivious of limitations of any sort, and identifies himself with the limitless, diseaseless,
unconditioned, all-pervasive Brahman, is a true and advanced Yogi or Bhakta or Jnani; and not
otherwise.
He can have no match in the whole world in the matter of utter indifference either
towards his disease or towards his limited, perishable body or the whole world. He always
remains in his own Self and he never loses his balance under any circumstance. He firmly
believes that he is the Infinite, the Absolute Brahman. He firmly believes that death awaits all
and snatches away everyone at one time or the other and that the six Urmis¾Shoka, Moha,
Kshut, Pipasa, Jara and Mrityu¾are but common to all the Jivas, not necessarily mankind, and
that he is the deathless, imperishable and eternal Brahman. Hence there can be no mental upset
for himFrom "May I answer that" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine Life Society, Photographs of Swami Sivananda, German Pages on Swami Sivananda
even amidst crucial tests.

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