WAY TO PEACE | IWGR VI | RAMA राम
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Firstly , you should make a habit to study your holy scriptures every morning with sincerity and deep devotion .
It will infuse in you divine happiness which will keep you under its sway the whole day .
After that , even when you go to attend to your daily work , you will remain in touch with your divine happiness and serenity experienced in the morning .
You must also try to remember and repeat some saying or couplet which may help you maintain your morning inebriation .
Thus , do your work in hand but keep the remembrance of GOD in mind .
" Hand in work and mind at rest in GOD . "
The mind should be trained , as some people train a hawk to sit on their hand , to dart into the air to catch its prey and then to come back again to sit on the hand , after doing its job .
Similarly , you , too , should train your mind to attend to its jobs and then to be again absorbed in the thought of GOD-Intoxication or Self-Realization , even though it may be for only a short while in the beginning .
You might have noticed that , when with the master , the dog becomes bold like a lion , but when alone , it loses all its boldness .
Similarly , if you do a job , while absorbed in a blissful state of mind in remembrance of GOD , you are sure to do it in a much better and more correct way .
It is sad that you cannot train your own mind , while persons are able to train a bird , a hawk etc .
Are you worse than a bird or a dog ?
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