Learn to enjoy what you are doing and stick to the meditation schedule. That will be enough.”
Integral Yoga Teachings
We are all looking for happiness; but, unfortunately, we’re not looking where the Gita tells us to. We look outside ourselves for it.
If we start to feel anxious about gain or loss, victory or defeat, etc., we know that the ego is not ready to let go, trust life, or let us leave the outcome to a higher will.
Self-realization means to know that you are essentially that Spirit or Consciousness or God. Even though the truth is that we are all essentially God, most of us don’t really experience that.
When it is said: “The world is unreal,” it is not suggested that we are seeing the world where nothing exists.
As you think so you become. Think that you are great, and you are great. Think that you are hopeless, and certainly you will be hopeless.
This running after things we want and away from things we don’t want is in itself stressful and agitating for the mind.
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.
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.