MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 19-15.2.




Chapter 19 -Thought-Culture-15.2.

15. Sattvic Background of Thought-2.


You must have Sattvic background of thought to take you to the goal (salvation).

If you are a devotee of Lord Krishna, have a background of thought of His picture and the repetition of His famous Mantra "Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya" and His qualities (Form-formula-qualities).

A Nirguna Upasaka (Vedantin) should have a background of thought of 'OM' and its meaning (Infinite Ocean of Light, Satchidananda, Vyapaka, Paripurna Atman).

Work in the world, and the moment the mind is free, begin to think of the background of thought- either Saguna or Nirguna background according to taste, temperament and capacity for Sadhana.

By constant thinking, a habit in the mind will be formed and, without effort, the mind will run towards the background of thought.


It is a pity that the vast majority of persons have no ideal, no programme of life at all and no Sattvic background of thought. 

They are doomed to destruction. The background of thought of a young married lady is usually lustful. 

The background of thought of an old mother is the affection towards her sons and grandsons. 

The background of thought of the vast majority of persons is hatred and jealousy. 

Even the so-called educated persons with many university qualifications, which is only husk when compared with spiritual knowledge, have no ideal, no programme of life and no background of thought. 

A deputy collector, after getting pension, marries a third wife and goes on as a minister of a State.

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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