Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda


Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Look Within

April 8, 2021

Look Within

 Swami Venkatesananda     Get hold of yourself and look within. This is possible if you are practicing meditation, and have acquired the ability to catch yourself halfway between waking and sleeping. If you have trained yourself in this, then it is also possible to see a thing happening inside, to see anxiety or anger bubbling up.

      And when it is seen, you don’t have to react to it. You don't have to justify it. You only want to find this thing, find its source. You are not suppressing it. If it is suppressed, it will blow up again some time later. You are not going to analyze it, or find a reason for it, but out of curiosity, try to find an answer to this series of three questions.

 

      One, “If I was fairly calm before those words were uttered, how is it possible for a calm mind to undergo this change?”

      Two, ”Where exactly does this build-up happen? Is it in my stomach, my solar plexus, my head, my fingertips?”

      And, three, “What is it made of?”

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