Swami Sai Premananda

A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on witnessing, self, others, goodness, and reflection

You see there are three steps: witnessing the mind, witnessing others and then witnessing yourself. That is the exact way in which it happens. All of this is transferred from inside to outside and then back to you. A perfect reflection of the mind; this is the main way that you can perfect yourself. It is your duty and responsibility to learn from others. Take what is good from others, and incorporate it within yourself. Take what needs enhancing in others and enhance it within.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on witness, consciousness, and reactions

This is extremely important—becoming the witness. If you cannot become the witness silently within, you will not be able to consciously be a witness to your actions and reactions in the world around you. Then you truly cannot see yourself. You will only see yourself as you think you are, but not as you really are.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on concentration, witnessing, meditation, and spirituality

In meditation, you are not supposed to “concentrate” on the things that arise in the mind. Rather, you are supposed to “bear witness” to the things that arise in the mind. Now bearing witness means what? It means to stand aside and observe, become aware, and examine: “Yes this is there. That is there. This is happening. That is going on.” This is very important because it lays the foundation for the actual inner spiritual work that the meditation will provoke. Meditation is the foundation for deeper spiritual evolution.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on mind, spirituality, enlightenment, and guru

A limiting mind in spirituality gets you nowhere. Always remember that. If you limit [God], you limit yourself.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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