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SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0113 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

There are six ways of eradicating this emotion of jealousy :

1 . Rajayogic Method
2 . Vedantic Method
3 . Bhakta's Method
4 . Karma Yogin's Method
5 . Vichara of Vivekins Method
6 . Theosophist's Method


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0114 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

|| 1.1 | RAJAYOGIC METHOD ||

A Raja Yogi destroys the Vritti by " Yogah Chittavritti-nirodhah " .

One destroys all Sankalpas of jealousy by introspection , careful watch and meditation .

One adopts another method of " Pratipaksha Bhavana " by cultivating the opposite virtues of jealousy , viz , nobility or magnanimity ( Udarata ) .

Jealousy is the result of petty-mindedness .

If nobility is supplanted , jealousy will die of itself .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0115 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

|| 1.2 | RAJAYOGIC METHOD ||

Have a meditation room . Sit on Padma or Siddha or Sukha Asana for half an hour in the morning .

Meditate on this virtue , nobility . Think of the advantages in possessing this virtue and the disadvantages you derive from jealousy .

Think of those great persons who possess this virtue , magnanimity .

Imagine when you move in society that you are in actual possession of this quality .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0116 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

|| 1.3 | RAJAYOGIC METHOD ||

Constantly repeat the watch-words " OM Nobility " mentally during the course of the day . Keep this word-image " Nobility " before the mind's eye .

Have this auto-suggestion " I am becoming better and better every day , in every way " .

You will doubtless develop this virtue within some months . Even if you fail , it does not matter much . Nil desperandum . Never despair .

Go on with the above Sadhana ( practice ) systematically and regularly . Eventually this virtuous quality , nobility will become part and parcel of your nature .

Jealousy will vanish altogether .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0117 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

|| 2 | VEDANTIC METHOD ||

The Vedantin repeats the formulae :

" I am the All " , " I am in All " , " All is Self " .

" There is nothing but my own Self in this whole Universe . I see my own Self everywhere .

Who is to be jealous of whom ? " one says .

One tries to identify oneself with an enemy , a scavenger , a thief , a drunkard , a murderer , a stone , a snake , a tiger and a scorpion ( cosmic identification ) .

Jealousy disappears by this Vedantic Sadhana .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0118 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

|| 3 | BHAKTA'S METHOD ||

A Bhakta or Devotee sees Narayana , Krishna , everywhere .

One says : " Sarvam Vishnumayam Jagat " — Everything is Lord Vishnu .

By this practice , jealousy dies eventually .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0119 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

|| 4 | KARMA YOGIN'S METHOD ||

A Karma Yogin reduces one's wants and slowly controls the Indriyas .

One serves all with pure , Cosmic Love , with Sama Bhavana ( equal vision ) as manifestation of the Lord .

Jealousy vanishes completely in the long run by constant service .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0120 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

|| 5 | VICHARA OF VIVEKINS METHOD ||

If your sibling is in a high prosperous position , you are not jealous . If your thick friend , your chum is in affluent circumstances , you dont evince jealousy .

Similarly , when a Vritti of jealousy arises with reference to other persons , identify yourself with that person as your best amiable friend .

Immediately the Vritti of jealousy will die .

By constant practice of this kind , you can slowly eradicate jealousy .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0121 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

|| 6 | THEOPHIST'S METHOD ||

This goes on lines of Universal Siblinghood .

All are equal . All are children of the One Universal Parent — Isvara .

By constant remembrance of this siblinghood idea , you can get rid of jealousy .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0122 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

The Sanskrit term for jealousy is Irshya . Matsarya and Asuya are also synonymous terms . But there is a subtle difference .

Jealousy is a particular kind of emotion or Vritti that arises in a Rajasic mind wherein the victim looks upon with a grudging eye on the prosperity or success or higher virtuous qualities of others .

One's heart burns when another is more prosperous or happy than oneself .

Hatred and anger are the modifications of jealousy .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0123 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

One filled with jealousy hates another person if one is in a better position than oneself .

One gets grief at the sight of another's success .

One tries one's level best to pull down to undermine by various foul means , by back-biting , tale-bearing or vilification .

One tries to injure , attempts to annihilate another .

One creates dissensions , party-spirit amongst another's friends .

These are the external physical manifestations of a person of jealousy .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0124 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

A person of Irshya thinks that one should not get any kind of sorrow or discomfort , and that those whom one dislikes should be afflicted and should suffer .

There can be no worst vile , vicious nature of a person than jealousy towards others . It is filthy , ignoble and beast-like .

The ignorant , deluded souls of a very narrow mind are greatly affected by this deadly cancer .

One who gets agitated when another enjoys one's own status is termed as Asuya .

A person of Matsarya cannot bear the sight of a person more prosperous and of better qualities than oneself .

This is the subtle difference between , Irshya , Asuya and Matsarya .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0125 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

Jealousy is the very root of all evils . This is a great obstacle to all aspirants .

It is very common among the Sadhu class also . This is one of the prominent reasons for their degeneration .

Even highly educated cultured persons are affected by this . It is due to their mean-mindedness and impure , filthy heart .

No one can enjoy an iota of real happiness if one's mind is filled with jealousy . How can there be peace of mind when the heart burns with jealousy ? It can only augment the uneasiness of the mind .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0126 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

Every aspirant must be ever on alert .

They should not become slaves of name and fame or physical comfort or the appeasement of the palate .

If there is jealousy , one is far from GOD .

One should rejoice in the welfare of others .

One must purify one's heart first through utter self-dedication for the welfare and good of others .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0127 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

Real renunciation is the most effective way to get rid of jealousy . Discrimination and dispassion are the surest means of eradicating jealousy .

You must discriminate every moment of your life between the good and evil , between the real and unreal . Then alone you can get rid of this deadly curse .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0128 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

Remember well that all are the children of the same GOD and are reaping the fruits of their own Karmas , either good or bad .

There is no use of getting jealous at other's prosperity . You can also achieve the same status , if you do good actions , if you exert your best and persevere .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0129 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

All faculties and efficiencies are dormant within you . Everything is there . It is only the exertion and perseverance that can expose your latent faculties .

It is verily the vilest quality of a coward , timid and weak to get jealous of others .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0130 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| SIX SADHANAS FOR ERADICATING JEALOUSY ||

You must destroy every form of jealousy by introspection , carefully watching the mind , discrimination and meditation .

You should have to adopt the method of Pratipaksha Bhavana by cultivating the opposite virtuous qualities of jealousy , viz , nobility and magnanimity .

Jealousy is the result of petty-mindedness . If nobility is supplanted , jealousy will die by itself .

SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.COM