Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
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"Even before you directly try to control the mind
and the thoughts, try to control them through the
senses: sense control, taste control, sight control.
Little by little, let the senses be under your
control. That is why the Yoga system expects a
person to be master of his or her body and mind.
And that mastery is achieved only when the body
and mind are purified. That is why we do the Yoga
practices; though they help us in bringing health
to the system, the ultimate aim is something
different. While the practices purify and bring
health to the body and can cure many diseases,
they serve mainly to help you master your own mind.
"God bless you. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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The best way to clean your system is to use sound. Simply choose any holy name you like, and keep repeating it. Let your body vibrate with that frequency. In the beginning you have to concentrate on that vibration within you. But, as you continue, every cell in your body will begin to repeat your mantram or your prayer; then the whole system, the whole personality, body, mind, everything will vibrate on that wavelength. The holy word is like a radio wave.
When a mantram is given to you, you tune your personality to a particular frequency. It's just like tuning a radio. The cosmic music that comes from God is always being transmitted. God never stops transmitting all the beautiful things. Some simply don't tune their heart radios to the proper frequency. Instead, they tune it to the wrong frequency and get atmospheric disturbance.
With practice, you'll be able to tune your heart radio. You will become a good receiver. Only then is the proper communication possible. Communication brings communion. Real communion is possible only when you tune your entire personality to God's frequency.
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi