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The man who can see his own faults as he sees those of others will soon become a great soul. Have ceaseless devotion to truth and be ready to sacrifice your all for it.
Do not constantly brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill the mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in future. Be cautious. Just think of the causes which led to your failure and try to remove them in future. Be vigilant and careful. Strengthen yourself with new vigour and virtues. De
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If five thousand ritualistic sacrifices and truth are weighed on a scale, truth will undoubtedly outweigh the sacrifices. That is the reason why the Sruti says: "Truth alone triumphs but not falsehood". Even Yudhisthira had to visit hell as he once told a lie. He modified and twisted truth in a skillful and dexterous manner.
Aspirants should sincerely endeavor to speak the truth at all times. If they get established in truth, then all the other virtues will cling to them. Brahman is Truth and one
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You should have knowledge of God. Then only can you love Him. You should approach saints and Mahatmas and listen to the Lord's glories.
Saints declare that there is an all-merciful, omni-potent, omniscient, omnipresent God. You should study the Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavata, Ramayana and other scriptures. Through Satsang and the hearing of scriptures one gets admiration, attraction, attach¬ment and supreme love for the Lord. You cannot know Him without loving Him. There is love when you perform action
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When the five organs of knowledge, together with the mind, are at rest, and when the intellect ceases to function and becomes still and calm – that is the highest state.
When all the thoughts in the mind subside, when the mind is neither awake nor asleep, when it is motionless like the calm surface of a lake, then the highest Brahmic state of Samadhi is attained.
The Jivanmukta attains destruction of the mind, which leaves behind a slight trace of the ego, but to the Videhamukta there is complete
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He who is without the sense of "mine"-ness will not be bound by Karmas, whether he dwells in his house or wanders in forests.
Control the elephant of pride with the spear of firmness. Tie it to the post of the Lotus Feet of the Lord with the cord of devotion.
At the time of death, neither education nor titles can help you. It is only the remembrance of the Lord's Name that can help you to get eternal joy. So, always remember the holy Name of Rama.

From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963)
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The deer falls a prey to the sense of sound, the elephant to that of touch, the moth to that of sight, the fish to that of taste, and the bee to that of smell. But man falls a prey to all these live senses. How difficult it is for man to free himself from the clutches of these five senses and obtain liberation!
When wells and ponds are full during the rainy season, the water is muddy and not fit for drinking. But when the water gets decreased it is clean and sweet. So also, when the mind is fille
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'There are eighty-four lakhs of creatures. This human birth is attained only after passing through all these lower births. Even men of great erudition waste their time without making enquiry into the nature of the Self in spite of their having obtained this hard-to-attain human birth in a virtuous and good family.
To get a human birth is indeed difficult. It is difficult to have a male body. It is still more difficult to be born a Brahmin. To follow the Vedic path is rare. To be well versed in th
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The silent witness, the Supreme Self, looks from above at the activities of the mind of the individual soul. It looks like a spectator, free and unattached. It is quite indifferent and unconcerned. It is perfectly unaffected, like water on a lotus leaf. The individual soul identifies itself with the body and mind. It works and enjoys sensual objects with avidity, cupidity and stupidity and is bound thereby.

From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda:
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It is common to have dispassion for particular objects through some cause or other, but by having dispassion for all objects at all times one will get knowledge of the Self.
Do not fall a victim to infatuation even if you happen to move in the cities among the young and well-adorned fashionable women. Resolve to attain Self-realization. Then the darkness of infatuation will vanish of its own accord.

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Who is wife? Who is son? Who are you? From where have you come? Is this worldly existence real? How are you related to others? Think deeply on all these matters. You will develop discrimination and dispassion.
Who are you? Who am I? Who is your mother? Who is your father? Think deeply on all these. Give up attachment to the things of this world. This worldly existence is a dream. Seek the Eternal.

From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda: on the Web
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The mind is like a deer which has forgotten its real abode. It wanders about in the forest of worldliness. It is bound by the ties of desires and tortured by the tigers of sense-objects.
When will this mind, which has been undergoing endless miseries in countless births, be able to attain eternal happiness? Reflect on this point daily. O mind, leave off your wandering nature at once. Do not think of the opposite sex, food and money.

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Do you not see clearly that this world is a mere play of the nerves? Do you not understand that this world of opposites is illusory? You have to depend upon the nerves and senses for your happiness. If they go out of order, you become miserable even though you possess enormous wealth and palatial buildings. Can you call this little illusion pleasure, which depends upon the play of the nerves, real, lasting happiness.? It is merely the itching of the nerves, which only tickles those deluded souls
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Do not allow your mind to be carried away by fragrant flowers and perfumes, by palatable dishes and delicious fruit, by a shady tree or a bungalow, by the melodious music of birds and instruments. Sit on the floor, meditate on God and conquer the longing for sensual objects. Get triumph over the senses.
The mind wanders by thinking of one's children and wife, or by thinking of one's native place, a river or a mountain. When it thinks of any of these objects, it remains like a man whose hands and
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Worry kills a man. It destroys his joys of life. It is a canker that slowly eats away a man. It wears him out. Do not worry over what is gone. Forget it. No one has yet been able to claim any good by worrying. Do not worry about things which are likely to happen; so very often they do not happen. "Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof". The best and surest antidote or penicillin injection for worry is to keep oneself fully occupied.
Always be doing something useful. Do your best and leave th
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Life is passing away. People are dying. They are all afflicted with various kinds of diseases. And yet you do not try to abandon desire and exert for salvation and eternal bliss.
The body is crippled and the hair has become white. The teeth have fallen and the old man walks, leaning on a stick. Yet he has not abandoned desire. O old man, the moustache has become gray but yon have not abandoned desire. You have now become hunchbacked, but anger has not left you. All the senses have become cold and
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You are helpless when you are a little baby. You are helpless when you are seriously ailing. You are helpless when you become aged. Why then do you boast of your ability, capacity, independence and freedom? Why are you arrogant, proud and egoistic? Transcend your body and mind and realize the immortal Self.
Only when you realize the Self can you be really strong, independent and flee. Rise above delusion and illusion through discrimination or self-analysis and enquiry of "who am I?"

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Desire for name and fame, infatuated love for the body and one's family, desire for vast erudition – all these are stumbling blocks on the path of Self-realization. He who desires to extricate himself from this worldly existence should annihilate desire for these things.
When a desire arises in the mind for an object, think of the evils in that object. Think of the pain and suffering that comes with the object. You will then attain dispassion towards that object. Then, if a desire arises to enjoy
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This world is a play of colors and sounds. This sense-universe is a play of the nerves. It is a false show kept up by the jugglery of Maya, mind and senses. You enjoy sensual pleasures for a period of twenty years when the senses are still strong and vigorous. What is this short evanescent period of twenty years in eternity? What is this despicable, jarring, monotonous sensual life when compared to the eternal and peaceful life in the Self within?

From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-196
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Poverty is the best remedy for the disease of pride. The disease of pride, vanity and egoism, that is caused by possession of wealth, can be cured by the ointment of poverty.
The three entrances to the city of death are the opposite sex, wealth and the tongue, he who has conquered these three need not be afraid of death. He has no enemies who rides bravely on the horse of discrimination with the sword of dispassion and the shield of endurance.

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Sit in a quiet place in an easy posture. Renounce mentally all attachments and objects of the senses. Gradually draw your senses within. Reflect upon thyself as distinct from nature. All this mobile or immobile world, the body, intellect and the rest, all that is seen or heard, is called Prakriti. It is also called Maya. It is the cause of the creation, preservation and destruction of the world. It always creates Rajasic, Sattwic and Tamasic tendencies m beings.

From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Siva
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