Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on Pros & Cons of Spiritual Practices
October 24, 2011 Comments Off on Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on Pros & Cons of Spiritual Practices
Be careful not to discuss the pros and cons of your spiritual practices with all and sundry.
If the people consulted are treading another path, they will decry your practice of repetition of the name and meditation and treat them with scant respect. They will look down upon your practices, as if they were very elementary and as if your were but a beginner in school.
As a result, you will start doubting the efficacy of your chosen path! You will get concern where earlier you had joy, disgust where earlier you had love. Therefore, reflect within yourself, or approach those who have tasted the nectar of that Name.
Do not argue about these things with everyone you meet. The time spent in these disputations is better used in the cultivation of joy through the repeated contemplation of the Name (Nama) and meditation on the Form (Rupa) of the Lord.
Dhyana Vahini – Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publication Trust
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– Dhyana Vahini, Chap 7: “Remember God and Meditate”
[God is the embodiment of love. If you want God, you should have total love for God. – Baba
Research: answer from: Prasanth – Why should we keep our spiritual practices private? Swami explains to us today.]