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Uniting India - Pakistan

Sri Sri Ravishankar teaching his ‘Sudarshan Kriya’, Pranayam and meditation practices in Pakistan, which helped many of the practitioners concentrate better during their ‘Namaaz’

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How to overcome impure thoughts

Above the Clouds

Brooding over impure thoughts adds to their evil force. Do not become prey to these haunting dangerous thoughts. Entertain counter-thoughts: good sublime thoughts of God and His Divine Glory. By Japa, fasting, charity and selfless service, you can easily destroy the impurities of the complex mind. The evil thoughts, for lack of attention and by the pressure of good thoughts, will die a natural death.

~Swami Sivananda

Self check on the spiritual path – Sri Gyanmata

These three instructions, plus meditation, contain the only rule of life that any disciple needs:

  1. Detachment
  2. Realization of God as the Giver
  3. Unruffled patience

As long as we fail in any one of these three, we still have a serious spiritual defect to overcome.

~ Sri Gyanmata, God Alone: The Life and Letters of a saint

Winning the battle of everyday life…

A lump of sand cannot withstand the erosive effect of the ocean’s waves; an individual who lacks imperturbable inner peace cannot remain tranquil during mental conflict.

But as a diamond remains unchanged no matter how many waves swirl around it, so also a peace crystallised individual remains radiantly serene even when trials beset him from all sides.

Out of the changeful waters of life, let us salvage through meditation the diamond of unchangeable soul-consciousness, which sparkles with the everlasting joy of Spirit.

~ Paramhasa Yogananda, Inner Peace: How to be calmly active and actively calm

Mend your mental microphone

Paramhansa Yogananda quotes

“As you cannot broadcast through a broken microphone, so you cannot send out prayers through a mental microphone that has been disordered by restlessness.

By deep calmness you should repair your mind microphone and increase the receptivity of your intuition. Thus you will be able to broadcast to Him effectively and to receive His answers.”

~ Paramhansa Yogananda

Meditation is a powerful mental and nerve tonic

Meditation is a powerful mental and nerve tonic. The holy vibrations penetrate all the cells of the body and cure the diseases of the body. The powerful, soothing waves that arise during meditation exercise a benign influence on the mind, nerves, organs and cells of the body. The divine energy freely flows like the flow of oil from one vessel to the other, from the feet of the all-pervading Lord, to the different parts of the body of the aspirant. Through regular practice of meditation build around yourself a strong fortress of protection against the evil forces of the ignorant world and robe yourself with a magnetic aura.

~Swami Sivananda

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