Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi


by Swami Rama

This is an excerpt fromSamadhi the Highest State of Wisdom: Yoga the Sacred Science by Swami Rama, published by Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust.

Worrying is a disease you have acquired. You have been worrying your whole life and yet you are still alive. If you look at your past, you will find that your whole past was filled with worries, but you are still alive and you are smiling. Based on this experience, ask yourself not to be affected by worries. Worrying consumes your energy.  Worrying is like a car in motion that is not going anywhere. Your mind is going through the thinking process, but you are not progressing. There are some people who really like to worry. They feel if they do not have any worries what is the point of living.

Mind control does not make you inert or desireless. Mind control makes you creative, well balanced, and skillful. It cannot prevent you from worrying, but it can help you to control and modify worries. No one can say they do not have worries, but some people can say, ‘Yes, I have worries, but I don’t allow them to affect me.’ You cannot enjoy anything if you worry. You cannot enjoy sleep, sex, food, or anything else. You cannot enjoy your very existence. You should learn to enjoy everything by not allowing any worries to affect you. When you have to do something, do it; do not keep it in your mind and worry about it. This is a very bad habit.



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