Dec 27 2020 Sunday Morning Satsanga with Pujya Swamiji: Shreyas and Preyas

This Sunday’s Satsanga is in English. The week’s Satsanga is related to Kathopanisad: subtle aspects of shreyas and preyas in a seeker’s life.

Pujya Swamiji sheds light on what does being like Nachiketa mean in today’s world. As Pujya Swamiji mentions in Kathopanisad, ‘Every moment can be a moment of joy if alertness is there and Shreyas is there’, so choosing Shreyas is not a onetime thing and a seeker has to constantly apply it in life. How the choice of shreyas and preyas also leads to antahkaran shuddhi, because happiness from Anatma is what we are familiar with, and what is attractive, we know the pleasure from there, and the mind easily gets attracted. While Shreyas is the happiness of the self, which requires removal of likes and dislikes, and so it may not be immediately pleasing, but it is a short term pain for a long term gain. Shreyas and Preyas is not about choosing a given thing, rather it is choosing the right attitude. So to apply Shreyas and Preyas, a seeker first has to have the Viveka of what does he want in life, he has to set the goal, then what will lead to that choice, the means, and then the values have to be applied. Lastly how can a seeker motivate himself when at every step it is like a glass half filled, with the little progress made, but the larger half still to be achieved?

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