Steps to go higher on Spiritual Path – II


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By SWAMI CHIDANAND SARASWATI

4. Swadhayay – Sacred Study

Swadhayay typically means study of the scriptures. It is very important to read something spiritual, something inspiring every day. This helps to keep us on track and to keep our mind pure. Otherwise, we tend to get lost in our own mind’s sea of confusion.

However, it is important to ...

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Vision of God

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How do we achieve intense love for GOD?  It can be achieved by regularly serving God with love and sincerity.   The mind of one who leads a pure life gradually becomes tinged with divine love. Then, no worldly obstacles can stop that person’s growth.  Sri Ramakrishna gave a few suggestions to remove the ...

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The Supreme ’embodied’ – Lord Krishna

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By Swami Chinmayananda

Sage Vyasa, wrote the glories of  the Supreme Lord who walked on this earth, called Sri Krishna.  The sage wanted to gain two purposes:

Firstly, to provide a fascinating story that captivated the mind with the vivid play of the “Unseen Hand” – that molds and shapes human affairs, thoughts, situations and happenings, achievements and failures.  In our ...

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Difference between – ‘I’ and God

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By Swami Tejomayananda
(Excerpt from Shvetashvatara Upanishad)

I, the individual is finite – with little knowledge, little strength, dependant on the world & limited by time and space.  God, on the other hand is infinite – beyond time & space.  He is omniscient & omnipotent, ever united with His infinite nature ...

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When is the Time for Spiritual Life

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By Pujya Swami Chidananda Saraswati

So frequently in life we think, “Just one more year” and then I will simplify my life, minimizing luxuries. “Just one more year” and I will cut back on my time at the office to spend more time in spiritual pursuits. “Just one more year” and I will dedicate more time to ...

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Life’s Final Exam

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By Swami Kriyananda

The most important moment of life is, in a very true sense, is its last moment.  The thought uppermost in the mind at that time will determine whether our future takes us upward, or sideways, or downward: upward, towards greater spiritual clarity and freedom; sideways, towards further involvement in desires and worldly attachments; or (the ...

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Finding Your Goal in Life

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By Paramahamsa Yogananda

Most people live almost mechanically, unconscious of any ideal or plan of life.  They come on earth, struggle for a living, then leave the shores of mortality without knowing why they came here or what their duties really were.

No matter what one considers to be the ...

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