Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Master Your Self
"Become the master of your mind. Do not allow
your thoughts to run where they want. We always
want to be the master over others, but we don't
turn the tide inward. That's why Yoga begins with
`Yoga Citta Vritti Nirodha,' which means,
`Control of the mind is Yoga.' To control the
mind, we have to keep it pure; keep it clean.
To keep the mind clean, we have to keep the senses
clean. And to keep the senses clean, we have to
keep the body clean. Do Hatha Yoga to make the
body healthy, so you can control it. Learn to
regulate your breathing through pranayama and,
gradually, you will be able to control your breath,
your senses and then, ultimately, the mind.
Once you have the purity of control, you become
the master and you will realize the true Self.
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
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- "When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always."
Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda