By the proper practice of pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses) the senses become fully under your control. They become obedient horses, taking you wherever you want. You become a complete master over them.
Integral Yoga Teachings
We are afraid of death; not because of the unknown,but rather some part of our psyche remembers the experience, shortly after leaving the body, of having to review the life we just lived.
The best way to clean your system is to use sound. Simply choose any holy name you like, and keep repeating it.
What is needed most is for the person to be allowed to express their fears and feelings and to have those fears and feelings received by another—simply received.
The sun is always shining whether clouds are there or not. The mind may pass through some of these cloudy periods, but as the knower, you can enjoy the show. Enjoy the mind and its play.
All the wars are in the human mind. A little peace can change the mind, and it doesn’t take that much time. The mind is like that. Hatred is just in the mind. A little switching over this way means we fall in love
It is translated as surrender to the Supreme Being, but I feel it can be understood also as surrender to the Truth.
Surrender here means surrender to the higher will. It’s not that you give up. You give it to God. “God, I tried my best. I couldn’t do it anymore. I give it to You.
“Choose anything you want as an object of meditation as long as it has some elevating thoughts or ideas behind it, something to make you more open, more universal, and more loving.”
You are not the person who is disturbed, but you know that something or somebody is disturbed in you.