Extracts from The Holy Science by Sri
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The Holy Science
Swami Sri Yukteswar
Transliteration of Sanskrit sloka
Sraddhavirya smriti samadhyantanustanaath
Swabhavajapremna: vegativrata sraddha
Aum is heard through cultivation of
Sraddha (heart's natural love), Virya (moral courage), Smriti (memory of one's divinity), and Samadhi (true
sraddha is intensification of hearts
How the holy Sound manifests
: This Holy Sound Pranava Sabda manifests spontaneously through culture of
Sraddha, the energetic tendency of the heart's natural love, Virya, moral courage; Smriti, true conception; and
Samadhi true concentration.
The virtue of Love. The heart's natural love is the principal requisite to attain a holy life. When this love,
the heavenly gift of Nature, appears in the heart, it removes all causes of excitement from the system and cools it
down to a perfectly normal state; and invigorating the vital powers, expels all foreign matters - the germs of
diseases - by natural ways (perspiration and forth). It thereby makes man perfectly healthy in body and mind,
and enables him to understand properly the guidance of Nature.
When this love becomes developed in man it makes him able to
understand the real position of his own Self as well as of others surrounding him.
With the help of this developed love, man becomes fortunate in
gaining the Godlike company of the divine personages and is saved for ever. Without this love, man cannot live in
the natural way, neither can he keep company with the fit person for his own welfare; he becomes often excited by
the foreign matters taken into his system through mistakes in understanding the guidance of Nature, and in
consequence he suffers in body and mind. He can never find any peace whatever, and his life becomes a burden. Hence
the culture of this love, the heavenly gift, is the principal requirement for the attainment of holy salvation; it
is impossible for man to advance a step towards the same without it. See Revelation 2:2-4.
"I know thy works, and thy labor, and thy patience, and
how thou canst not bear them which are evil; and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and
hast found them liars.
"And hast borne and hast patience, and for my name's sake
hast labored, and hast not fainted.
"Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because
thou hast left they first love."
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