This is a beautiful devotional excerpt from Chapter 1 of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, revealed by Swami Lakshmanjoo, highlighting the need to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it.
“So, you should find out the way to achieve God in the activity of the universe, not by shunning it. This is Shaivism. The real way of perceiving You is to perceive You in each and every action of life.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo
In this excerpt from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, Swami Lakshmanjoo reveals how to not be disturbed by your mind.
Chapter 12 (56:13)
मनसि सवरसेन यतर ततर
परचरतयपयहमसय गोचरेषु ।
परसृतोऽपयविलोल एव युषमत-
परिचरयाचतुरः सदा भवेयम ॥॥
manasi svarasena yatra tatra
pracaratyapyahamasya gocaresu /
prasrto’pyavilola eva yusmat-
paricaryacaturah sada bhaveyam //25//
There is one problem: I don’t want to control my mind because the mind is so...
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