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Where to direct all of your energy

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  • swamijb
    To strengthen a bhava (positive feeling), one makes all possible attempts to reverse his mental state from its ordinary course, and to become aware of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 7, 2005
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      To strengthen a bhava (positive feeling), one makes all possible
      attempts to reverse his mental state from its ordinary course, and to
      become aware of the Self, Atman. This fact should be assimilated by
      the mind: one who is born is sure to die. Death is inevitable. When
      one grieves for the dead or dying, it is because of his attachment to
      the temporal and because of lack of awareness of the eternal. That is
      why an aspirant should direct all his energy--external and internal,
      gross and subtle--toward transforming himself so that he gives up his
      identification with the body and the external world and realizes his
      identity as the eternal and unchanging Consciousness. Self-
      transformation is not only a possibility or probability but the
      single goal of life. The purpose of all spiritual paths is to attain
      that goal. If it is not attained, the highest of all joys cannot be
      experienced.

      Swami Rama
      Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita

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