Willpower, Realization, Liberation and Merger with Siva

An upadesha by Bodhinatha. Understanding the mind is 50% of control of the mind. In order to achieve this, we need to cultivate willpower. Realization leads to Liberation which leads to Merger. These are three distinct goals. It takes lots of realisations in order to achieve liberation. The Guru Chronicles illustrates how Gurudeva was taught to cultivate willpower when he first arrived in Colombo.


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Photo of  Gurudeva
Once a profound relationship is developed with Lord Muruga, then with the guru's permission and guidance, true yoga may commence. Otherwise, no matter how long one sits in meditation, no matter how hard one tries, it is just sitting, it is just trying.
—Gurudeva