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 Sunday 24 June 2018

DEVOTION: A RITUAL, A DISCIPLINE, A MEDITATION

Swami Sivananda

By fasting and observing vigil throughout the day and night on special religious occasions like Sivaratri, the aspirant, the devotee, gives himself up to the Grace of the Lord and has his body, speech and mind offered to Him. There is nothing of man left in him: he has surrendered his personality to Siva in the form of devout service. This divine worship is a ritual for the body, a discipline for speech and a meditation for the mind. With this as unfailing aids, the soul traverses beyond itself and seeks to gain ingress to the haven of peace and bliss. Contd…


Speak not the Unspeakable. Measure not the Immeasurable in words. Become silent. Enter the Silence.

- Swami Sivananda


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