Gregg Hill's Reflexology and Japanese Massage Institute presents:
An aspirant should be sensitive and yet have the body and nerves completely under
.The greater the sensitiveness, tile more difficult is the task. There are many sounds that passunheeded by ail ordinary person but which are torture to one who is very sensitive.Neophytes on the spiritual path often mistake their own impulses and imagination for theinner voice or divine command or intuition. Only when the mind is Sattwic will you get flashes orglimpses of intuition.
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Concern yourself with the present only. Do not look back upon the past or worry about thefuture. Then alone will you be really happy. You will be free from cares and anxieties. You willhave long life.Exercise discrimination in all that you do. Do not think of the past or the future. The past days of boyhood, your days of studentship - all these are dreams when you are over forty. You have
deal with the present only. The present is most important.
Eknath, Raja Janaka and others realized God by practicing spiritual Sadhana while remainingin the world. The central teaching of the
is to realize in and through the world.These great sages were really Yoga Brashtas (fallen in Yoga in their previous births). To followtheir example is impossible for the vast majority.Lord Jesus was missing for eighteen years. Lord Buddha went into seclusion for eight years mthe Uruvala forest. You can make a beginning in the world but when you have made someprogress, you should go into solitude for advanced practices.
A householder with Yogic tendency and spiritual inclination can practice meditation in asolitary and quiet room in his own home, or in any solitary place on the banks of a holy riverduring holidays. If he is a whole-time aspirant, or if he has retired from service, he can practice insuch places throughout the year.
If you are a householder with spiritual thirst and capacity for intense Sadhana, yon cannot all of asudden sever your connection with the family. Stay in seclusion for a week or a month to beginwith.
Then gradually prolong the period. In this way you will not feel in the least the pangs of separation.
The semen or Veerva tones the nerves and brain and gives energy to the system. He whopreserves this vital force through the vow of Brahmacharya and sublimates it into Ojas Shakti,can practice deep and steady meditation for a long period. He can ascend the ladder of Yogawithout difficulty.