Thursday 02 October 2014


Swami Sivananda

Gandhiji used to mend his own shoes. He himself used to grind the flour. He would take upon himself the work of others when they were unable to do their allotted portion of work. When an educated person, a new ashramite, felt shy to do grinding work, Gandhiji himself would do the work in front of him. And then the man would willingly do the work the next day. Try to do daily as many virtuous actions as possible. When you go to sleep, have a review of your day's actions. Mark them in your spiritual diary. Performance of virtuous actions is the beginning of spiritual life. Repeat mentally or silently with the breath, the Lord's name - such as Hari Om, Sri Ram, or your own Ishta mantra. Do this even when you are working in the office. A strong habit of repetition of the mantra will soon be formed. Contd…

Prosperity takes wings and flies away from that house where woman weeps, where tears of women fall.

- Swami Chidananda

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