Not for a Man Addicted to Enjoyment

Swami Sivananda: “It is impossible for a man addicted to enjoyments to engage himself in the practice of Yoga. Enjoyments lead to disease and disease leads to grief. Therefore, for the total annihilation of sin and misery, disease and grief, one should turn one’s face from worldly enjoyments and make steady advance with spiritual practices. In this ephemeral world, the only substantial thing is God. Apart from Him , all things are totally unsubstantial, momentary and perishable. Therefore, if, owing to our attachment for accumulation of worldly things and their enjoyment, we fail to realise God in this very life, it will have to be indisputably admitted that our life is only a burden to us. So, practise Yoga and realise God. (pg. 85. Sermonettes of Swami Sivananda)

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