MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 19-15.4.




Chapter 19 -Thought-Culture-15.4.

15. Sattvic Background of Thought-4.

After retirement, everybody should have a background of thought and should spend his time in philosophical studies and divine contemplation.

Old habits of loose thinking must be replaced by cultivating fresh habits of good thoughts.

At first, a tendency to think of good thoughts will be formed.

By continued practice, a positive definite habit of thinking of virtuous, helping thoughts will be developed.

You will have to struggle very hard.

The old habits will try to recur again and again.

Till you are firmly established in the habit of thinking of good thoughts only, you will have to fill the mind again and again with Sattvic thoughts, divine thoughts, thoughts of the Gita, Lord Krishna, Lord Rama, the Upanishads, etc.

New grooves and avenues will be formed now. J

ust as a gramophone-needle cuts a small groove in the plate, Sattvic thinking will cut new, healthy grooves in the mind and brain.

New Samskaras will be formed.

Next : 16. Glory Of The Waveless Jnanin

Swami Sivananda
To be continued  ....


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