Trying but NOT making progress in meditation? Optimism in Spiritual Practice  | Swami Mukundananda

Trying but NOT making progress in meditation? Optimism in Spiritual Practice | Swami Mukundananda


we want to take the mind to God
this requires withdrawing the mind from the world you know if somebody dies your
feet with a rope and says quick march you will say how will I March my feet
are tied similarly if the mind is tied to the world and we see you know I’m
trying my best to do meditation it’s just not happening that’s because your
mind is tied to the world to succeed there you have do it draw from here so
if we wish to get success in beyond meditation we have to start withdrawing
the mind from the world one should not feel discouraged oh my god I can’t even
resist and I scream how will I ever become a yogi all these Yogi’s were like
us whether it was Valmiki he was also a knocker who transformed into almaty you
know the Buddha he was going with his disciples and the disciples said guru ji
what kind of person is this so sinful the Buddha said do you know 40 lifetimes
back beaver worse than that right so it is all a journey and we are all
progressing so we should not bother about where we are today you keep your
eyes on the goals and keep on endeavoring in the present the goal will
definitely be reached when you entered school great one did you ever think that
one day you will become a postgraduate it seemed so far but we kept on clearing
class-by-class and we reach that so practice will make perfect
and we should never feel discouraged there’s the story of King Bruce Jenner
cream ruse was a king in England he had lost his kingdom and he was running away
from the enemy he had six times and never to defeat the enemy and six times
he had failed so now he was without an army he was sitting in a barn
then he saw spider going about its business the spider was trying to create
a web between two points every time it would try and fall down so it right once
fell right second time thread tried third time felt the spider tried six
times King Bruce said I also tried six times but the spider did not give up
spider tried the seventh time and it succeeded King Bruce got the inspiration
the spider doesn’t give up why should I give up so what if I fail six times the
seventh time I will definitely succeed with that fifth
he went around gathered his army and this time he defeated the enemy we must
always have that optimism no matter how many times we fall we will rise again
what is the meaning of folly Welling means the mind did not conform to the
intellect the intellect said that you know watching the TV is a waste of time
but the mind said come on let’s eat so we fell right but then don’t give up
so what if you find ten times you try again and you will definitely succeed
with that fit you approach this process of pratyahara you