Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- 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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- "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