Pleasure

September 28, 2016

If a thing is capable of giving you a pleasurable sensation, that same thing is capable of giving you a painful sensation also. This happens because the world is imperfect and man is imperfect. In one sloka in the Gita, the advice is that pleasure is the womb of pain. In seeking pleasure, you have already created your pain.

Swami Chidananda


Regression by Samuel Sagan

September 27, 2016

So the process of liberation is twofold: on the one hand, reinforcing the awareness of the Self, and on the other hand, decreasing the power of the reacting mind by neutralising as many samskaras as possible. The first part corresponds to the various processes of meditation, initiation, rituals, and so on, while the second can be dealt with through IST.


Earth

September 25, 2016

This earth plane is Karma Bhoomi, meaning, the plane of working out one’s previous actions. The individual souls come into embodiment to undergo experiences and further their evolution towards their ultimate release. Until this process is completed. They have to come again and again into various bodies.

– Swami Chidananda


Desire Left Me

September 22, 2016

Desire left me. All sorrow also disappeared from me. Mind is carefree. To that being who wants nothing, he is the emperor of emperors. Therefore, if you want to be the emperor of emperors, WANT NOTHING. What is the cause of misery? It is this fire of craving always burning you…. ‘Havishak krishna vartmeva bhuya evabhivardhate’. Therefore , you must become a dvandatita. Free yourself from this involvement, entanglement, with these pairs of opposites.

Swami Chidananda


Mastery of Rajas

September 18, 2016

This transmutation of the gunas becomes a valuable aid in that awakening to the innermost depths of being where the God within lies slumbering. Therefore, the masters would want the unfoldment to bring about the conquest of tamas and the mastery of rajas. The valuable dynamism of rajas could be utilised by giving it a higher direction, and it would become a valuable factor in bringing about the awakening of the divine. For it is through the awakening into the divine element of himself that the individual would ultimately fulfil his mission on earth and attain to God-consciousness.

Swami Chidananda


Undone

September 16, 2016

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life lies in the elimination of non-essentials.

– Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal


Goodness

September 16, 2016

The greater is one’s approximation to the universality of the self, the more intense is one’s freedom and intrinsic goodness of character and conduct.

– Swami Krishnananda