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01 Sivananda

Satsang by Swami Sivananda Saraswati

 

Feel that everyone is a manifestation of God. Serve everyone with Narayana Bhava again and again, because impurities will repeatedly come and veil your understanding. Serve. Remember always the Lord’s Name, “Sri Ram, Sri Ram” and “Om Namah Shivaya”. Serve the whole world with Atma Bhava. Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realise. Share what you have with others. Then only God’s grace will descend on you. Build up your faith. Let your faith grow stronger and stronger. Always remember the Lord’s Name. Bear insult, bear injury. A little word upsets you. That is Maya. Practise friendship with others. You must bear insult and injury. Adapt. Adjust. You must stand like a statue even if anybody beats you. If one does not return a salute, you are affected.

 

Physically one may be strong. When he gets a little fever, he begins to shiver. You must have internal strength, mental strength. Even if your throat is cut, you must stand like a statue. Simply study will not do. When you go to a Sabha or a gathering, if the first seat is not given to you, if food is not served first, you get upset. Abhimana or egoism is like granite, like diamond. You are nothing. Your intellect is nothing. Frail intellect! When you take a dose of ganja, your intellect does not function. When you do not take food, the intellect does not function. When you get angry, the intellect does not function. Why do you depend upon this frail intellect? The discipline in the spiritual path is quite different. It is the discipline of Viveka, Vairagya, Amanitwa.

December 3, 2013 | Satsang | Comments Off