He who holds Shanti (peace) in his heart, dwells in a sea of bliss. Tulsidas
The state of eternal peace, the higher transcendental Truth, space-like am I. Avadhut Gita
The infinite peace is with us right now, ever present, yet apparently hidden. Verses like those above, when held in the mind, revive our remembrance of our true nature. This positive, conscious use of our memory is a key practice of the higher Yoga. It brings relief from stress, and also points to something deeper and fulfilling, reminding us of our potentiality for complete inner freedom. The highest possibilities are open to all of us: we can learn to lighten our psychological burdens, and we can also learn how to throw them off completely.
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