Pravritti vs nivritti

Jagannath Chatterjee jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Aug 3 01:05:49 CDT 2002

Dear Subrahmanianji,


I have no worldly ambitions, nor is there any
provocation to travel the pravritti path. But even
then I have got used to facing situations the kind you
are facing now. Depression and dejection are the
"friends" in this path. You will fall a thousand times
and again you have to lift yourselves a thousand
times. That is the spirit.

You, if I may say, have the correct spiritual
attitude. The man on the spiritual path is never
satisfied with his progress. He always hankers for
more. Dissatisfaction is a desired quality! It is this
hankering that brings one closer to God.

As Savithri Madam has pointed out, we have to struggle
and simultaneously pray to God to create a conducive
atmosphere. How true!

We will hate it if you give up.

Yours sincerely


--- "Subrahmanian, Sundararaman V [IT]"
<sundararaman.v.subrahmanian at CITIGROUP.COM> wrote:
> Learning giitaa, praying, performing rituals is ok,
> but in the final
> analysis is it not the purity of the mind that is
> important?  When I find
> that there is "SO MUCH" dirt in the mind and "SO
> MANY" habitual errors in
> me, it is very discouraging.  I just don't think I
> can make it this time
> around.
> May be the problem is the lack of correspondence
> between study and practice.
> Finding it very difficult many times.  Sometimes I
> do feel like giving up.
> Regards,
> PS:  Thank you for your words.  Signing off for the
> week(end).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: savithri devaraj
> [mailto:savithri_devaraj at YAHOO.COM]
> Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 4:47 PM
> Subject: Re: Pravritti vs nivritti
> I believe I am aiming for some
> things that are way out of my reach, right at this
> moment, but certainly through constant persevering
> attempts and devotion, the Lord will give me
> conditions quite conducive to my spiritual growth.

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