20 Important Spiritual Instructions : 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20.





16. PRACTICE LOVE  :



Never hurt anybody.

Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah (Non-injury is the highest virtue).

Control anger by love, Kshama (forgiveness) and Daya (compassion).

Serve the sick and the poor with love and affection.

This is service of God.


17. BE SELF RELIANT  :


Do not depend upon servants.

 Self-reliance is the highest of all virtues.


18. HAVE SELF-ANALYSIS :


Think of the mistakes you have committed during the course of the day, just before retiring to bed (self-analysis).

Keep a daily spiritual diary and self-correction register as Benjamin Franklin did.

Maintain a daily routine and resolve-form.

Do not brood over past mistakes.


19. DO YOUR DUTY  :


Remember that death is awaiting you at every moment.

Never fail to fulfil your duties.

Have pure conduct (Sadachara).


20. REMEMBER GOD :


Think of God as soon as you wake up and just before you go to sleep, and at all other times whether engaged in any work or not.
Repeat His Name always. Surrender yourself completely to God (Saranagati).

This is the essence of all spiritual Sadhana.

It will lead you to liberation.

All these spiritual canons must be rigidly observed.

 You must not give any leniency to the mind.


END.

Next : Sadhana Tattva ( THE SCIENCE OF SEVEN CULTURES )


Swami Sivananda

To be continued  ...


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