On Self-Discipline

  1. THE VOICE OF THE SILENCE

    Remember, thou that fightest for man’s liberation, each failure is success, and each sincere attempt wins its reward in time.

  2. THE BHAGAVAD-GITA

    This divine discipline, Arjuna, is not to be attained by the man who eateth more than enough or too little, nor by him who hath a habit of sleeping much, nor by him who is given to overwatching.  The meditation which destroyeth pain is produced in him who is moderate in eating and in recreation, of moderate exertion in his actions, and regulated in sleeping and waking.  When the man, so living, centers his heart in the true Self and is exempt from attachment to all desires, he is said to have attained to Yoga
  3. THE LIGHT ON THE PATH

    To suffer either pleasure or pain, causes a vivid vibration which is, to the consciousness of man, life. Now this sensibility does not lessen when the disciple enters upon his training; it increases. It is the first test of his strength; he must suffer, must enjoy or endure, more keenly than other men, while yet he has taken on him a duty which does not exist for other men, that of not allowing his suffering to shake him from his fixed purpose. He has, in fact, at the first step to take himself steadily in hand and put the bit into his own mouth; no one else can do it for him.

 

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