What Are The Benefits ...
--by Rajni, posted Aug 5, 2022
What are the benefits of concentration and why shouldn’t we give up its practice? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today.
The wayward mind wanders hither and thither, but it is possible to fasten it to one fixed point by means of steady practice and persistent training in spiritual discipline. This condition is called one-pointedness (ekagratha). It is also referred to as single-mindedness (dharana). The uninterrupted flow of oil from one vessel to another is a fine symbol of the mental process called single-mindedness. For novices in spiritual practice, concentration appears to be very difficult to attain because, after some progress is won, they do not usually keep up the practice. Instead, they give it up; even though they do not have peace of mind on days when they desist from spiritual practice. Concentration endows one with divine joy, wisdom beyond measure, inner vision, insight into the deeper truths, clearer understanding, and unison with the Godhead. This science of spiritual discipline (sadhana) is more wonderful than the three worlds!
- Dhyana Vahini, Ch 13.
When the desire is limited to God and concentrated on God, success is assured and each step contributes its Ananda. - Baba
Rajni: We cannot get water if we dig 10 wells of 10 feet deep. If we concentrate our mind and just dig one well 50 or 60 feet deep we can get water. If needed we need to dig more deeper to get water. In life, we need to concentrate on what we are doing till we succeed without giving up.
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