Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 1 — Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant
– December 07, 2017
To Realise God an aspirant must have:
Patience, Perseverence, Purity of Body and mind, Intense desire or yearning, the aggregate of the Six Attributes, namely, Shama, Dama, Uparati, Titikshā, Shraddhā and Samādhāna.
Shama: Tranquility of mind.
Dama: Restraint of the senses.
Uparati: Giving up of attachment to objects.
Titikshā: Remaining unaffected amidst all kinds of afflictions.
Shraddhā: Faith in the words of the scriptures.
Samādhana: Concentration of mind on the Chosen Ideal, or God.
—— Paramartha Prasanga Para 1. By Swami Virajananda