Sadhana :6-4.


Do not let failures discourage you, but go on doing your best.

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures, as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression.

Do not repeat them in future.

Be cautious.

Just think of the causes which led to your failures and try to remove them in future.

Strengthen yourself with new vigour and virtues. Develop slowly your will-power.

Every temptation that is resisted, every evil thought that is curbed, every desire that is subdued, every bitter word that is withheld, every noble aspiration that is encouraged, every sublime thought that is cultivated, adds to the development of will-force, good character, and attainment of eternal bliss and immortality.

Swami Sivananda

To be continued    ....