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« on: Apr 01, 2019 08:36 am »

Encouragement from Yogananda Verse 17 page 622

" He who with proper regularity eats, relaxes, works, sleeps and remains awake will find yoga the destroyer of suffering.

The Yogi should be temperate in all his habits. This stanza points out that the novice yogi should not try to continue unbrokenly in meditation (with the exception of a few hours of sleep), thus ignoring the performance of good outward actions. It is unnatural- indeed, impossible- for a beginner in the path of yoga to remain in the super-conscious state of ecstasy alternated only by sleep and not also by proper activities ordained by God and Nature.

...By "regularity in work" the yogi is instructed to perform faithfully the divine action of meditation, along with the temperate performance of dutiful actions ordained by God and Nature - those that contribute to his own welfare and salvation; and also those that help to bring other true seekers to the path of God, less by his words than by his example.

...When a novice yogi tries continuously to remain in ecstasy and to perform no good outward works, he is unable to do so, and he is also unsuccessful in destroying his mortal karma The yogi who is not lazy and who performs both divine and worldly duties to please both God and man burns out his seeds of karma. By mastery over outer activities, transforming their material nature by divine thoughts, the yogi attains liberation and the permanent destruction of all causes of suffering."

A humbling reminder, for the novice I am, that life is Balance. That spirituality is a human experience- embracing both the laws of nature and the pursuit of God, creating from ones own experience a path to peace.
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