From the Swami Sivananda Daily Message Group
SIVANANDA DAILY READING FOR 7 OCTOBER
PERSEVERE IN SADHANA
Let the sadhana (spiritual practice) always be regular,
continuous,unbroken and earnest. Not only regularity
but also continuity in sadhana and meditation are
necessary if you want to attain self realisation quickly.
A spiritual stream, once set going, does not dry
up unless the channelbed gets blocked, unless there
is stagnation. Be vigilant eternally. Meditate regularly.
Annihilate the undercurrent of vasana (habitpatterns).
Patience, perseverance, courage, determination,
discrimination and dispassion are needed to tread the
spiritual path. Put away thoughts, stimuli, perceptions,
intentions, emotions, feelings, preoccupations
and deliberations arising out of the senses and the
You will attain supreme blessedness or the peace of
the eternal. Keep the flame of thy aspiration ever
kindled bright. Let purity, serenity, compassion, truth
and oneness, manifest in thy thoughts and actions.
Through penance, prayer and meditation the soul ascends
on the divine chariot, to the realms of infinite bliss,
to God's halls of wisdom.
Regularity is of paramount importance in spiritual
practice. Spiritual aspirants must be arduous and
efficient in performing their tasks without a break.
Pray without a break. Have unshakable faith.
Remember vairagya (dispassion) and abhyasa (constant
practice). Prayer is the wing by which you fly to God.
Meditation or intuition is the eye by which you see God.
Pray fervently unto the Lord. Pray for the Lord's light
Meditate on the great truth within. Strive ever to keep
thyself close to the divine centre. Day by day draw
nearer unto the Lord. Strive inwardly to grow into the
likeness of the divine ideal.