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Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Become Still Chitta vritti nirodaha means calming all the turmoil in the mind, all the waves in the mind. The purpose of Yoga is not to create any waves in
    Message 1 of 199 , Feb 18, 2011
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      Become Still

      "Chitta vritti nirodaha means calming all
      the turmoil in the mind, all the waves in
      the mind. The purpose of Yoga is not to
      create any waves in the mind. Keep the mind
      still. Then, you will see your True Self in
      the still water of the peaceful mind. Look
      in a bowl of water that has waves upon its
      surface. Can you see your face clearly? No.
      If you stop all the waves, you can see your
      face clearly. But what should you do to stop
      the waves? Should you put your hands on the
      water's surface and try smoothing out the
      ripples? You can't. What should you do?
      Don't touch the water. Don't shake it.
      The water becomes still by itself.

      "God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."

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    • T Koenke Diaz
      This is just so right on. Thank you once again :)
      Message 199 of 199 , May 23 7:52 AM
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        This is just so right on.  Thank you once again  :)
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