18221Words of Wisdom By Swami Satchidananda
- Mar 24 6:49 PMAttach Yourself to Good Things
"If the mind is completely detached from everything,
if there is no personal desire, then you are
liberated. Of course, people may ask, 'How could
we achieve complete detachment all of a sudden?
It's impossible!' But there is one way. First, you
attach yourself to good things. That's why in the
beginning of Yoga practice, we sort out painful and
painless vrittis, or thought forms. The painful ones
are the desires that will bring us trouble, the
desires that will cause us pain. Slowly, take all
those desires and replace them with desires like
universal love, kindness, mercy, sharing. These types
of virtuous qualities should be developed at the cost
of the non-virtuous ones. Once you are established in
those qualities, you can more easily let go of any
personal desires. Real peace is found in a desireless state.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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