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Words of Wisdom By Swami Satchidananda

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Attach Yourself to Good Things If the mind is completely detached from everything, if there is no personal desire, then you are liberated. Of course, people
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 24, 2012
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      Attach Yourself to Good Things

      "If the mind is completely detached from everything,
      if there is no personal desire, then you are
      liberated. Of course, people may ask, 'How could
      we achieve complete detachment all of a sudden?
      It's impossible!' But there is one way. First, you
      attach yourself to good things. That's why in the
      beginning of Yoga practice, we sort out painful and
      painless vrittis, or thought forms. The painful ones
      are the desires that will bring us trouble, the
      desires that will cause us pain. Slowly, take all
      those desires and replace them with desires like
      universal love, kindness, mercy, sharing. These types
      of virtuous qualities should be developed at the cost
      of the non-virtuous ones. Once you are established in
      those qualities, you can more easily let go of any
      personal desires. Real peace is found in a desireless state.

      "God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."

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    • medit8ionsociety
      Cleaning the Mental Lake On the surface of the mental lake there are waves, your normal thought forms. Below the thought forms, you have the subconscious
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 1 1:15 PM
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        Cleaning the Mental Lake

        "On the surface of the mental lake there are waves,
        your normal thought forms. Below the thought forms,
        you have the subconscious mind, which has its own
        color and dirt. And, at the very bottom of the water,
        you have the old sediment, which you call the
        samskaras, or the vasanas, which you have brought
        from several incarnations. The Yoga practices help
        to still the waves of the water and make it crystal
        clear so that you can get a clear vision of the Self:
        Tada drastuh svarupe avasthanam (Yoga Sutras, 1.3).
        If the mental lake is made still and clean, then you
        can see the Self, or the Atman, because there's
        nothing to color it, there's nothing to distort the
        vision, and you understand what it is—it shines in
        its own real glory.

        "God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."

        Follow Swami Satchidananda on Twitter at
        twitter.com/SwSatchidananda for daily inspiration.
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