A Study of Patanjali by Surendranath Dasgupta

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It is not you but supreme con­ sciousness and nature that want to present you before the world for the service of all living beings. Be careful not to become arrogant and conceited. • Respect all more than yourself. 20. A proper and clear-cut suggestion is important to your mind. 1£ you do not start distinct and power­ ful autosuggestion, your mind will start its own suggestion to you, and you will be governed by your mind. ES FOR PRACTICE OF YOGA 59 your mind, but do not let yourself be governed by your material mind.

There is another, a fourth state, called p1"l1jliata or nirvikalpaka samiidht). turiya (asam­ This is the state where the student c:nters into that consciousness which is one-without-a-second. Here he sees the whole universe within himself, and vice versa, himself in the whole universe. This is nirviitzam. This is the end of all prac­ tices. He obtains the true form of life. Here, books and scriptures cannot help him. One sees Self by the power of . • . . 45 OF SUGGESI'ION way that, at dawn of day, all lights fail the the sun, and one sees the sun by the light of sun you have come to the end of the second lesson.

The nasal gaze kam) will (triita­ will awaken your in potential ous system). kuru,lalini sakti, which is form in the susumna (central nerv­ Triitakam will stimulate all centers in the brain by means of the cranial and spinal nerve centers, especially the optic and olfactory nerve centers, through association fibers. You will begin to perceive a wonderful smell around you and conquer all aches and pains in your head. A wonderful memory is the by-product of this prac­ tice. By this exercise you will soon be able to con­ trol the wandering waves of your mind.

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