Chapter 14 -SAMSKARAM-S :-6.

 6.Virtuous And Vicious Samskaras-1.

Like forces, Samskaras aid or inhibit one another.

When you see a man in serious sickness and when the feeling of mercy arises in your heart, all the Samskaras of your previous merciful actions coalesce together and force you to serve and help that sick man.

Similarly, all the Samskaras of charitable actions come forth to the surface of the conscious mind when you see a man in a serious distress and in straitened circumstances and they force you to help this man.

You begin to share with him your physical possessions.

When one Samskara or virtuous action comes into play, another Samskara of dissimilar nature may emerge out and come in the way of its fulfilment.

This is fight between a virtuous and a vicious Samskara.

When you try to fix your mind on God and think of purity, just at that moment, all evil thoughts and Samskaras burst forth with violence and vengeance to fight against you.

This is termed 'crowding of Samskaras'.

Good Samskaras also crowd together and help you to drive out evil Samskaras.

The father of Sri Swami Advaitanandaji was a great Bhakta of Chandi.

 At the time of his death, he was semi-conscious.

He began to repeat all the Slokas of Chandi-Stotra which he had got by heart while he was young.

This is 'crowding of spiritual Samskaras'.

Next : 7. Past Samskaras Constitute Prarabdha

Swami Sivananda
To be continued ..


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