Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Quote

If you want to enter Samadhi quickly, cut off all connections with friends, relatives, etc. Do not write letters to anybody. Observe Akhanda Mouna or the vow of continued silence for one month. Live alone. Walk alone. Take very little but nutritious food; live on milk alone if you can afford. Plunge in deep meditation. Dive deep. Have constant practice. You will be immersed in Samadhi. Be cautious. Use your common sense. Do not make violent struggle with the mind. Relax. Allow the divine thoughts to flow gently in the mind.

-Swami Sivananda


  1. Anonymous10:37 PM

    This quote explains why samadhi isn't right around the corner for me. I guess I don't desire it enough. ahhh. Just not time yet.

  2. I think this step comes after the previous seven are mastered.

    It can be helpful in the interim to become firmly rooted in Yama and Niyama, accelerate one's practice, study the lives of the saints, and pray for desirelessness and devotion.