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Extracts from The Holy Science by Sri Yukteswar

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 The Holy Science Book  

Kaivalya Darshanam    

The Holy Science

Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri

Chapter IV    

Vibhuti   The Revelation

Sutra 6 



Transliteration of Sanskrit sloka   

Sraddhayuktasya sadgurulabhastata: pravrittistadaiva

prabartakavasta jeevasya |6|


One who cultivates the heart's natural love obtains the guidance of a guru, and starts his sadhana (path of spiritual discipline). He becomes a Pravartaka, an initiate.


It has already been explained what Sat-Guru is and how to keep the company thereof. Man, when endowed with the heavenly gift of pure love, naturally becomes disposed to avoid the company of what is Asat and to keep the company of what has been described as Sat. By affectionately keeping the company of Sat he may be fortunate enough to please one who may kindly stand to him as his Sat-Guru or Spiritual Preceptor. By keeping his preceptor's Godlike company there grows an inclination, Pravritti, in the disciple's heart to save himself from the creation of darkness, Maya, and he becomes Pravartaka, an initiate in the practices of Yama and Niyama, the ascetic forbearances and observances necessary to obtain salvation.   

The Holy Science Book is published by Self-Realization Fellowship, 3880 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90065, U.S.A and copyrighted by them. Here we are providing a few sample extracts from the book for the  benefit of those who are interested.


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