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Personal exertion is an indispensable factor for success in the spiritual life – Swami Brahmananda



The stronger the mind becomes, the better. Mind has also been compared to a restive horse. Such a horse generally takes the rider along the wrong path. Only he who can hold a tight rein and check the horse can go the right way.

Personal exertion is an indispensable factor for success in the spiritual life.

Japam and meditation are impossible unless you transcend the limitations of Rajas (excessive activity) and Tamas (inertial or lethargy).

Lust, anger, greed, gradually go away from him who leads the spiritual life.

Knowledge, the object known and the knower all three lose themselves in the Absolute – so munch only have the scriptures been able to say. But what takes place after this, none has the power to describe. One has to realize it for oneself through spiritual practice.
 – Swami Brahmananda