Virtuous actions, charity, benevolence, nobility, generosity, acts of mercy, practice of truthfulness, Brahmacharya and Ahimsa sharpen conscience. On the other hand, falsehood, a cruel and immoral life, crookedness and deceitfulness kill the conscience. A man of guilty conscience is always restless and un¬happy in this world and in the next also. A man of p
"Be slow to make a promise, but be quick to perform it." This is an old adage.
Always say: "I shall try but I do not promise you." Do not get yourself entangled by making promises thoughtlessly. He who keeps his promise is always respected by people. Keeping a promise is a great virtue.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-19
An evil man is a saint of the future. Transmute evil into good through reflection. Out of evil often good cometh. There is neither absolute good nor absolute evil in this phenomenal world. Good and evil are relative terms.
Behold the good alone in everything. Develop again and again the faculty of seeing
You must have a heart that is perfectly purified. You must possess a balanced mind. Be indifferent to the pairs of opposites, like heat and cold, pleasure and pain, praise and censure, success and failure. You must be well trained in selfless service for several years. Then you will get over selfishness and acquire
The Lord therefore enjoined Karma Yoga upon all. "Fill your mind with thoughts of Me, be devoted to Me,
When you do not consider another's pain as your own, you have no compassion or mercy. You have no fellow-feeling. You do not rejoice at the virtues
Free yourself from the pairs of opposites. Be calm and balanced in success and failure. Destroy envy. Though you perform actions you are not bound. This is Anasakti Yoga.
Destroy attachment. Be harmonious. Fix the mind on the innermost Atman. Now all your actions will melt away. You will not be bound. You will attain liberat
In the Avadhoota Gita you will find: "Birth and death, bondage and freedom, righteousness and unrighteousness, names and forms, are not in thee. Why then do you weep, O child, thou art the infinite, imperishable, pure Consciousness."
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on S
The Vairagya born of discrimination is lasting and steady. If anyone seriously thinks of the different kinds of pains, such as birth, death, worry, suffering, disease, loss, hostility, disappointment and anxiety, then Vairagya will dawn immediately. Look upon the worthless perishable things of this
Study the nature of the mind. Analyze it carefully. Get rid of the three defects of the mind, namely,
In the Gita you will find: "All actions are wrought by the qualities of nature only. The self-deluded man, through egoism, thinketh: "I am the doer." But he who knoweth the essence of the divisions of the qualities and functions, holding that the qualities move amidst the qualities, is not attached."
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Sw
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Website of Divine L
If all the fourteen worlds were to face him in battle, the true spiritual aspirant wilt regard them as mere straw, for he is the immortal Spirit., the ruler of heaven arid earth and the universe at large.
The road to excellent bliss is covered with many piercing tho
.Love, kindness, compassion, charitable acts-all these soften and change the heart.
Rudeness, cruelty, revenge, meanness-all these harden the heart.
A worldling cannot understand a saint as he has an impure mind, as his mind is veiled by passion.
A thirsty aspirant enters a new birth. He has a new heart and a new mind. He has an awakened vision.
It is Brahmamuhurta now
"I am Satchidananda Brahman. I am the eternal, all-pervading, attributeless Para Brahman. I am the non-dual Para Brahman 1 am the all-full Brahman. I am the ever-pure and taintless Brahman."
Meditate thus and realize your essential nature.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-
If the mind-thief is punished severely, one can attain Nirvana. Self-realization can be had within the twinkling of an eye if you apply yourself diligently to meditation and if you equip yourself with the four means of salvation. Then and then alone can you have real Swarajya in the Soul.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami
The Aunan is absolutely changeless and is the witness of the six changes that take place in the body on account of the influence of time. It is unattached, like a lotus leaf in water, like the all-pervading ether. As It is birthless and unattached, there is neither agency nor enjoyment in lt.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Infor
When meditation is practiced, obstacles begin to appear, such as absence of right enquiry, inclination towards enjoyment, absorption in sensual and im¬pure thoughts, laziness and impatience. Remove them by means of right enquiry and discrimination. Stand as a witness of such thoughts.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivana
Suspicion is the mark of a mean spirit and a base soul. A noble man suspects none. Suspicion hampers business dealings, disposes kings and heads of states to tyranny, and husbands to jealousy and hatred. It poisons true friendship.
Freedom from, suspicion promotes happiness in man. Suspicion is all enemy of happiness. Ignorance is its mother. Attain knowledge, then suspi
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