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SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0079 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SADHANA FOR ELIMINATION OF EGOISM | PART III ||

The workings of the ego is very mysterious . It is very difficult to detect its various ways of working .

It needs a subtle and sharp intellect and keen introspection to find out its operations .

If you practise introspection daily and discriminate you will be able to find out its mysterious ways of working .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0080 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SADHANA FOR ELIMINATION OF EGOISM | PART III ||

Wherever there is ego , there are selfishness , likes , dislikes , arrogance , conceit , impertinence , Vasanas , Trishnas or cravings , Vrittis and Sankalpas , clinging to earthly life of hypocrisy and the idea of agency and doership .

You must have a very clear understanding if you wish to annihilate this ego .

Only patient and sustained efforts can give you success .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0081 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SADHANA FOR ELIMINATION OF EGOISM | PART III ||

This ego likes one's own birthplace , one's own province , the people of one's province , one's native tongue , one's own relations and friends , one's own ways of eating , mode of dressing and similar things .

One has one's own predilections and preferences .

One dislikes other's ways of eating , dressing , etc .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0082 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SADHANA FOR ELIMINATION OF EGOISM | PART III ||

This ego wants to exercise power and influence over others . One wants titles , prestige , status , respect , prosperity , house , spouse and children .

One wants to self-aggrandise , wishes to dominate and rule over others .

If any body points out defects , one's vanity is offended . If any one praises , one is elated .

Thus the ego says , " I know everything . The other does not know anything . What I say is quite correct . What the other says is quite wrong . The other is inferior to me . I am superior " .

One forces others to follow one's ways and views .

These are the general modifications of the ego .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0083 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SADHANA FOR ELIMINATION OF EGOISM | PART III ||

This ego will lurk like a thief when you start introspection and self-analysis . It will elude your understanding . You must be ever alert and vigilant .

If you obtain the grace of the Lord through Japa , Kirtan , prayer and devotion , you can easily kill this ego .

Through Lord's grace alone your self-surrender will become perfect .

When this ego melts in the cosmic ego , you will attain communion with the Lord through Self-Realisation .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0084 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SADHANA FOR ELIMINATION OF EGOISM | PART III ||

Try to know the ways and habits of this Ahankara .

It thirsts for self-aggrandisement or self-advancement , power , possession of objects and enjoyment .

Kill this Ahankara and selfishness . Be disinterested .

Pin your faith to the opposite virtues , spirit of sacrifice and service as the guiding principles of life .

At once you will have a rich , expanded spiritual life .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0085 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SADHANA FOR ELIMINATION OF EGOISM | PART III ||

Kindle the powers of resistance .

Keep up the positive ideal of active service to humanity and pure love .

Generate the positive Sattvic counter current of energy to combat the downward , negative currents of Vasanas . Keep yourself in a positive state . Overcome negative thoughts by entertaining positive divine thoughts .

Rise from impurity , impotence and faintness of heart . Be bold , be cheerful always . Cultivate Daivi Sampat as mercy , peace , forgiveness , tolerance , etc .

Destroy Asuric Sampat as arrogance , egoism , pride , anger , lust , etc .

You are bound to attain the highest bliss and knowledge of the Eternal .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0086 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SADHANA FOR ELIMINATION OF EGOISM | PART III ||

Aspirants bold ! take refuge in your own Self , the Immortal Soul .

Be steadfast in your resolve . Tread the path of truth and righteousness .

Watch your mind very carefully . Be vigilant and diligent .

Discipline the turbulent Indriyas . Curb the tongue and the impure desires .

You will cross the ocean of Samsara and attain immortality , perennial peace and joy .

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