Thursday, March 1, 2018
Epistle of Swami Sivananda - 11
Walk the Brahman way. Brahmacharya is walking with God or Brahman. Brahmacharya is the Brahman way.
Regard a woman as mother or Devi (goddess). This is brahmacharya of the eye. Hear not lustful talks. This is brahmacharya of the ear. Speak not of woman. This is brahmacharya of the tongue. Entertain not lustful thoughts. This is brahmacharya of the mind.
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Brahman is supreme goodness. Rajas and tamas are the causes for evil, Evil is a mere appearance. It exists to glorify good. Evil is a kind of knowledge which shows the superiority of goodness, by way of comparison.
An evil man is a saint of the future. See good in everything. Destroy the evil finding quality. Develop the good finding quality. Rise above good and evil.
Your real nature is essentially Satchidananda Brahman. Thou art-the infinite, all-pervading, self-luminous, eternal Atman, the Supreme Soul.
Tat Twam Asi. Thou art That.
Roar OM OM OM - Sivoham. Soham. Satchidananda Sivaroopoham. Come out of this cage of flesh.
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Know thy essential divine nature. Thou art the whole, the infinite, the Absolute, the eternal, the immortal.
Thou art above pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, all pairs of opposites.
Knock within. Search within. Gaze within. Within you is the immortal soul.
Aim at perfection. Fight life's battle bravely. Live wisely. Strengthen your resolution. Become one with the eternal.
Have tenacity of purpose. Climb the peak of perfection. Self-realisation is here and now. Attain life's goal.
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If you observe perfect physical brahmacharya (celibacy), you will have control over your temper. You will not become irritable. Gradually you can attempt to attain mental brahmacharya, through japa (repetition of God's name), meditation, discrimination and enquiry.
Brahmacharya is the first requisite for God-realisation. Brahmacharya is the pathway to the kingdom of God.
May you be established in perfect brahmacharya.