Reflections, 12

Internal and External Spiritual Practice

Speak less and speak sweetly - this is the external spiritual practice. And internally, you have to check for the presence of ill-feelings towards anyone and bring God and Guru into your mind as much as possible so that your mind becomes purer and purer.

Try to limit your friendships. Restrict your meeting with people and speak to as few people as possible. Daily, upon waking in the morning, spend a couple of minutes thinking, "I must be very careful today." Then reflect at night before sleeping, "Where did I go wrong today?" If you practice like this, you will find yourself having made considerable progress in just 10-20 days. "Today my son said this to me, and I remained quiet. Yes! Today, I won. I did not allow anger to arise. Abusing and burning in anger - all this did not happen!" And the next day, "Yes, I made a mistake today, but I will not allow it to happen tomorrow."

You have to practice like this.

 

An English translation of an excerpt from a speech originally given in Hindi by:

Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj

 

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