Discussion Summary – Sadhana Quote for April 16, 2017

Quote for the Day

The greatest disease is the absence of peace. When the mind is peaceful, your body will be healthy. So everyone who craves for good health must pay attention to their emotions, feelings,and motives that animates them. Just as you wash clothes, you must wash your mind free from dirt every day. To cleanse your mind you should mix in good company and avoid dirt elements like falsehood, injustice, indiscipline, cruelty, hate, etc. Truth, righteousness, peace, love – these form the clean elements. If you inhale the pure air of clean elements, your mind will be free from evil bacilli and you will be mentally sturdy and physically strong. As Vivekananda said, you should have nerves of steel and muscles of iron. You must brim in hope and joy as your unshakable resolution, not display despair and dejection.
– Divine Discourse, Sep 21, 1960
Summary of the Discussion
1.We should cultivate peace within, without peace there is no health.
2.Why should one control our mind? Find answers to your situations like when one is angry, find the reason than the effect.
3. Swami says everyone has the right to pray for good health, emotions and feeling.
4.Lack of peace causes diseases like high blood pressure.
5.Why do we loose peace? if we take the wrong path. E.g. if we lie, to cover one lie, one keep’s lying due to which they lose peace of mind.
6. Socrates said strong minds think about ideas, average minds think about events,weak minds discuss about people.
7.Swami also talks about 10 commandments for peace of mind. First one is to mind one’s own business.
8.If we fail to correct a person who is doing wrong, pray to Swami for them and let it go.
9.We keep loads of things and events lingering in our head and lose peace over it.
10.Swami is the only one, who can help us, if we can’t help with a situation.
10. The world operates in such a way, if you show love, you will see love and vice versa. But,if we keep showing love, things will be alright.  spread the same love and stay calm.
Jai Sai Ram