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READINGS ON SWAMI BRAHMANANDA’S SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS

READINGS ON SWAMI BRAHMANANDA’S SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS

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Holy Teachings of Swami Yatiswarananda, a disciple of Swami Brahmananda. REVISED.
Holy Teachings of Swami Yatiswarananda, a disciple of Swami Brahmananda. REVISED.

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8.15 Unless you give some real food to the soul, you feel you

arestarving,eveninthemidstofplentyofthings.Thereisasenseof

void in your soul which cannot be got rid of, even if you have every-

thingoutwardly.Itgoesoncryingout,becausenothingisbeingdone

to appease the soul’s hunger. This feeling of void, of dissatisfaction

can never go, unless we give the soul the food it needs.

Japam

8.16 Mighty waves rise in the mind, trying to sweep us off our

feet. In such cases do your utmost to hold on to the name of your

Ishtam or to your Mantram.

8.17 Sri Ramakrishna used to say,“Japam is like a chain. From

one link we pass on to the next, and finally we pass on to God.”

8.18 Thus we approach that to which the whole chain is tied.

The efficacy of Japam, done in a conscious and wide-awake way, is

very great. When this little raft of ours is tossed in the midst of the

mighty waves and storms of life, hold on to the chain.

8.19 If I just go and drive in a pole very deeply, no wave will be

able to tear my boat away and carry it off against my wish.

8.21 Japam is stressed in all paths of spiritual Sadhana. And

you should see that your Japam becomes better and better. You

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should do your Japam consciously, intelligently, and have more and

more of it as days go on. Always think of the chain and try to get hold

of the next link. Thus you approach the Divine more and more and

prepare yourself for meditation.

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