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What is tapas

If you are unhappy, one way to get out of your sorrow is Tapas. Tapas is agreeing with the moment, total acceptance of pleasant or unpleasant situations.

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar quotes

How to be free of lust

Q: I feel lustful at times. What to do and how to get rid of that?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: When there is no joy in life then lust increases in you because then you get joy in that only. But when you find joy in life otherwise also, then the frequency of such desires starts reducing.

When you start finding joy in sadhna (spiritual practices), joy in service, joy in satsang, joy in devotion, joy in surrender - that is the only way to come out of lust. No other way exists.

When all are done together slowly, you come out of lust. Otherwise, you will have to wait for age. May be then you will be out of it. You won't be capable physically to do it but you get rid of it from the mind or not, that is not sure.No guarantee is there. Usually very old people see all obscene stuff and try to get satisfaction from it.

How to be free of lust? Question answered by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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

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