20 Important Spiritual Instructions : 5, 6, & 7.




5. MEDITATION  :



Have a separate meditation room under lock and key.

If this is not possible then a corner of the room should be set apart with a small cloth screen or curtain drawn across.

Keep the room spotlessly clean.



6. SVADHYAYA :


Study systematically the Gita, Ramayana, Bhagavatam, Vishnu-Sahasranama, Lalita-Sahasranama, Adityahridaya, Upanishads, Yoga Vasishta, Bible, Imitation of Christ, Zend Avesta, Quran, the Tripitakas, the Granth Sahib and other religious books from half an hour to one hour daily, and have Suddha Vichara (pure thoughts).



7. ELEVATE THE MIND  :


Get by heart some prayer - Slokas (prayer verses), Stotras (hymns) and repeat them as soon as you sit in the Asana before starting Japa or meditation.

This will elevate the mind quickly.


Swami Sivananda

To be continued  ...


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