yogananda

CHAPTER 7

Inner Peace: Antidote for Stress, Worry, and Fear

Worry and Fear – continues…..
 
Yoga

“The state of complete tranquility of the feeling (chitta), attained by yoga meditation, in which the self (ego) perceives itself as the Self (soul) and is content (fixed) in the Self;

“The state in which the sense-transcendent immeasurable bliss becomes known to the awakened intuitive intelligence, and in which the yogi remains enthroned never again to be removed;

“The state that, once found, the yogi considers as the treasure beyond all other treasures–anchored therein, he is immune to even the mightiest grief;

“That state is known as yoga–the pain-free state. The practice of yoga is therefore to be observed resolutely and with a stout heart.”

[Bhagavad Gita VI:20-23]

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Realization that all power to think, speak, feel, and act comes from God, and that He is ever with us, inspiring and guiding us, brings an instant freedom from nervousness. Flashes of divine joy will come with this realization; sometimes a deep illumination will pervade one’s being, banishing the very concept of fear. Like an ocean, the power of God sweeps in, surging through the heart in a cleansing flood, removing all obstructions of delusive doubt, nervousness, and fear. The delusions of matter, the consciousness of being only a mortal body, is over come by contracting the sweet serenity of Spirit, attainable by daily meditation Then you know that the body is a little bubble of energy in His cosmic sea.

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