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Faith and determination


Faith and determination are two essential rungs on the ladder of enlightenment. Without them God Rays Touch the Forestenlightenment can never be realized. Without faith we can attain some degree of intellectual knowledge, but only with faith can we see into the most subtle chambers of our being.

Determination is the power that sees us through all frustrations and obstacles. It helps in building the willpower that is the very basis of success within and without. It is said in the scriptures that with the help of sankalpa shakti, the power of determination, nothing is impossible.

Shakti is behind all the great works done by the great leaders of the world. When the power of determination is not interrupted, one inevitably attains the desired goal.

Decide that no matter what happens, you will do what you set out to do. If you are determined, possible distractions will still be there, but you will continue on your path and remain undisturbed.

Sankalpa (determination) is very important. You cannot change your circumstances, the world, or society to suit you. If you have strength and determination, you can go through the procession of life very successfully.

Be confident, self-reliant, and always say to yourself, “I will do it. I can do it. I have to do it.” These confirmations build the power of determination, or sankalpa shakti.

~ Swami Rama

The Essence of Spiritual Life 
ISBN 8190100491

Live anywhere in peace and happiness

Change yourself and you can then live anywhere in peace and happiness.

Most of the world is like a mental hospital. Some people are sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred, passion. They are victims of their habits and emotions. But you can make your home a place of peace.

Analyse yourself. All emotions are reflected in the body and mind. Envy and fear cause the face to pale, and love makes it glow. Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.

~ Swami Paramhansa Yogananda

Do not waste…

Don’t keep your mind engaged in too many activities.

Analyse what you get from them and see if they are really important. Don’t waste your time.

~ Swami Paramhansa Yogananda

A thought is like a note of music, Swami Paramananda


Do not let us play false with ourselves.


You must order your life in such a way that you need not explain yourself. Your action will be sufficing and your word will be sufficing. Whatever thought we send out to the world, we receive similar thoughts in response from the cosmic universe. A thought is like a note of music, it produces a volume of sound which has a broader scope than we imagine. We may think that our thoughts are only for ourselves, but they cover a large area and have a wide influence. That man is noble who thinks and does his best when is unseen and unheard.

~ Swami Paramananda

How different religions help us

Different religions are like different medicines for different diseases of people.

Every religion has some point of Truth in it.

But there cannot be a universally prescribed religious attitude for the whole of mankind, indiscriminately, in the same way as a common medicine cannot be prescribed for every kind of illness of everyone. More...

Hatha Yoga Pradipika ch 4. About Samaadhi

Shakti Kali and ShivaChapter 1: About Asana, Hath Yoga Pradipika

Chapter 2 About Pranayam, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Chapter 3 About Mudras, Hath Yoga Pradipika

Chapter 4: About Samadhi, Hath Yoga Pradipika

1. Salutation to the Guru, the dispenser of happiness to all, appearing as Nada, Vindu and Kali. One who is devoted to him, obtains the highest bliss.

2. Now I will describe a regular method of attaining to Samadhi, which destroys death, is the means for obtaining happiness, and gives the Brahmananda.

3-4. Raja Yoga, Samadhi, Unmani, Manonmani, Amaratwa, Laya, Tatwa, Sunya, Asunya, Parama Pada, Amanasska, Adwaitama, Niralamba, Niranjana, Jiwana Mukti, Sahaja, Turya, are all synonymous.

What is Samadhi?

5. As salt being dissolved in water becomes one with it, so when Atma and mind become one, it is called Samadhi.

6. When the Prana becomes lean (vigourless) and the mind becomes absorbed, then their becoming equal is called Samadhi. More...

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