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SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0210 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| ABHYASA : THE 1ST PHASE OF SADHANA ||

Abhyasa or practice is the effort to secure steadiness of the modifications of the mind .

The effort to restrain all the Vrittis of the mind and to make the mind steady like the jet of a lamp in a windless place is called Abhyasa .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0211 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| ABHYASA : THE 1ST PHASE OF SADHANA ||

To drive back the mind to its source — Hridaya Guha and get it absorbed in Atman < : BRAHMAN : > is Abhyasa .

To make the mind inward and to destroy all its outgoing tendencies is Abhyasa .

And this practice should be done for a long time without any break and with perfect devotion .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0212 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| ABHYASA : THE 1ST PHASE OF SADHANA ||

Through Abhyasa you will have to change the outgoing Vishaya Vrittis of the mind .

Without the Vrittis of the mind you cannot enjoy sensual objects , and if the Vrittis along with Samskaras are controlled Manonasa or the annihilation of the mind follows .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0213 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| ABHYASA : THE 1ST PHASE OF SADHANA ||

Abhyasa becomes fixed and steady when practised for a long time without any break and with perfect devotion .

Constant , steady application is indispensable for perfect control of the mind and attainment of Asamprajnata Samadhi which alone can fry all the seeds of Samskaras .


SADHANA : TPPTSP | SEL0214 | SWAMI SIVANANDA

|| ABHYASA : THE 1ST PHASE OF SADHANA ||

Therefore , constant and intense practice is needed for a long time .

Then alone the wandering mind will come under your perfect control . Then alone wherever it is directed it will be ever at rest .

Without practice nothing can be achieved . The practice should be accompanied by perfect faith and devotion . If there is no faith and regularity , success is impossible .

Abhyasa should be continued till you get perfection .

SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.COM