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Daily Routine for Whole-Time Aspirants

by Swami Sivananda

Activity

Period

Japa and Dhyana

3.30- 6.30 a.m.

Asana, Pranayama

6.30-7.45 a.m

Svadhyaya

7.45- 8.45 a.m.

Nishkamya Karma

8.45- 10.30 a.m.

Japa, worship

10.30- 11.45 a.m.

Meals and rest

11.45- 2.00 p.m.

Mantra writing

2.00- 3.00 p.m.

Svadhyaya

3.00- 4.00 p.m.

Nishkamya Karma

4.00- 5.00 p.m.

Physical exercise or walking

5.00- 6.00 p.m.

Japa and Dhyana

6.00- 8.00 p.m.

Bhajan, Kirtan

8.00- 9.00 p.m.

Atma Vichar, self-analysis, intros pection, spiritual diary

9.00- 9.30 p.m.

Sleep

9.30- 3.30 a.m.

Note-Spiritual Diary must be kept by all spiritual aspirants irrespective of age, caste, position in life.

Every member should observe Mouna daily at least for one hour between 7.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.

A similar routine must be prepared by all spiritual aspirants according to time, temperament and inclination.

On all holidays more time must be given for Japa, Dhyana, concentration, Nishkamya Karma Yoga, Mouna, etc.

If Spiritual Diaries are sent to the President, Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, with appropriate stamps for posting the reply, further lessons will be given.


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