Tuesday, March 03, 2009
THE THREE THINGS
By Swami Sivananda, from the Divine Life Society website....
"Eat three things; wear three things; practise three things: Ahimsa [non-harming], Satyam [truth] and Brahmacharya [celibacy]. Remember three things: death, afflictions of the world and God. Renounce three things: egoism, desire and attachment. Cultivate three things: humility, fearlessness and love. Eradicate three things: lust, anger and greed.
"Friends! Here are some triads for your daily spiritual practices. Three things to love: desire for liberation, company of the wise and selfless service; three things to despise: miserliness, cruelty and petty-mindedness; three things to admire: generosity, courage and nobility; three things to respect: Guru, renunciation and discrimination. Three things to control: tongue, temper and tossing of mind."