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 Saturday 19 April 2014

ON SECLUSION

Swami Sivananda

Calm the bubbling emotions, sentiments, instincts and impulses through silent meditation. You can give a new orientation to your feelings by systematic practice. You can entirely transmute your worldly nature into divine nature. You can exercise supreme control over the nerve centres, the nerves, the muscles, the five kosas (sheaths), emotions, impulses and instincts through meditation. A householder (grhastha) with yogic tendencies and spiritual inclinations, can practice meditation in a solitary and quiet room in his own house, or in any solitary place, on the banks of any holy river, during holidays or throughout the year, if he is a whole time aspirant, or if he is retired from service. Contd…


Be in the World, serve humanity, love all equally but be not attached to it. Live in the self. This is the gist of Gita.

- Swami Sivananda


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