Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Think of God Alone

The mind should always go towards God. No other things have any right to withhold it. It should continuously think of God, though this is a very hard task; yet it can be done by persistent practice. 

What we are now is the result of our past practice. Again, practice makes us what we shall be. So practise the other way; one sort of turning round has brought us this way, turn the other way and get out of it as soon as you can. Thinking of the senses has brought us down here -- to cry one moment, to rejoice the next, to be at the mercy of every breeze, slave to everything. 
This is shameful, and yet we call ourselves spirits. 
Go the other way, think of God; let the mind not think of any physical or mental enjoyment, but of God alone. 

                   - Swami Vivekananda, 
                     Addresses on Bhakti-Yoga, New York

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