Our enemy

You are your own enemy and you don’t know it. You don’t learn to sit quietly. You don’t learn to give time to God. And you are impatient and expect to attain heaven all at once. You cannot get it by reading books or by listening to sermons or by doing charitable works. You can get it only by giving your time to Him in deep meditation.

Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

3 key things

Need for right approach – mediation
Patience – you will not get there overnight. Will take many births
Persistence – in effort is needed constant effort giving up time for non essential things

Guess who prevents us from these things.

Our own mind. Our laziness. Our lack of faith. Lack of persistence

But those who can do all those they are their best friend

In Gita it is said –

hapter 6, Verse 5

hapter 6, Verse 5
A man must elevate himself by his own mind, not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well.

Chapter 6, Verse 6

Chapter 6, Verse 6
For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his very mind will be the greatest enemy.

Sadly life after Life is wasted. So unfortunate

And then people make excuses for not meditating

At some point all that you have will go

Your health
Your family – parents, spouse friends
Your Rub of good luck will go
Your body will go

You just can’t hold on to it. But you can hold on to God.
But that requires constant practice. 24/7. No exception.

So pick your side. Your battle

Friendly side – God and meditation
Enemy side – holding on to material things

Let the battle begin!

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