083 – Recognise your problems and attain equanimity

Swami Satyanananda Saraswati said acknowledging one’s difficulties will lead one on a neutral path. Having no rancor, will enable one to see the solution. All the problems that one has in life, all the ups and downs are really the means to one’s personal development. Everything that one faces in life, whether pleasant or unpleasant, is really the means to higher awareness. They really help one, though they seem to hinder one from a limited and personal viewpoint at this stage, they are really the tests, the means to one’s eventual transcendence and total understanding of reality.

It is only through one’s enemies that one can recognize one’s personal hang-ups. It is only through unhappiness that one can recognize the seeds of disharmony, within oneself. Without day-to-day problems one would never try to overcome obstacles. All the stress of everyday life are indicators that stimulate one to overcome one’s own imperfections. So, one should recognize one’s problems and use everyday life as a means to attain balance.

The steps to take are a daily practice of Ajapa Japa. Repeat So with inhalation, Ham with exhalation, visualize the breath rising from the navel to the throat with So and the breath descending from the throat to the navel with Ham. Twenty minutes, morning and evening.

Aim Hrim Klim


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