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Suppression and Overindulgence are Equally Bad

If you want a healthy, peaceful and happy life then we need to shed suppression and overindulgence. Suppression and overindulgence are closely related. Eventually suppression will lead to overindulgence.

Overindulgence leads to bad health, exhaustion, dissipation, irritability, remorse…

Suppression is hard and overindulgence is easy. In suppression, we are storing energy in the wrong place and it will eventually explode and cause destruction. Even the storage is a burden. In overindulgence, we do not have any energy because we lavishly spend it and become sick.

A suppression of all sensitive pleasure may be as harmful as overindulgence.

So be it sex, food, games, or whatever be our likes do not go to the extremes. Take the middle path.

We will enjoy more and have a better experience. There should always be balance in life. 



Mind Will Haunt You In Your House, City, Forest, Mountain Cave

Why do you think you are a householder? The similar thought that you are a sannyasin will haunt you even if you go forth as one. Whether you continue in the household or renounce it and go to live in the forest, your mind haunts you. 

The ego is the source of thought. It creates the body and the world and makes you think of being a householder. If you renounce it will only substitute the thought of renunciation for that of family and the environment of the forest for that of the household. But the mental obstacles are always there for you. They even increase greatly in the new surroundings. Change of environment is no help. The one obstacle is the mind and this must be overcome whether in the home or in the forest. If you can do it in the forest, why not in the home? So why change the environment? Your efforts can be made even now, whatever be the environment. (The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi in his own words, Sri Ramanasramam edition.)