Lesson 1: Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant

Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 1 — Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant

– December 07, 2017

To Realise God an aspirant must have:

Patience, Perseverence, Purity of Body and mind, Intense desire or yearning, the aggregate of the Six Attributes, namely, Shama, Dama, Uparati, Titikshā, Shraddhā and Samādhāna.

Shama: Tranquility of mind.

Dama: Restraint of the senses.

Uparati: Giving up of attachment to objects.

Titikshā: Remaining unaffected amidst all kinds of afflictions.

Shraddhā: Faith in the words of the scriptures.

Samādhana: Concentration of mind on the Chosen Ideal, or God.

—— Paramartha Prasanga Para 1. By Swami Virajananda

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