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Celibacy/Abstinence/Discontinuity in Sadhana


Dear Sir,

I had begun my Sadhana in the beginning of this year. I could not manage to do the asana-bandha-pranayama-meditation 2 times a day, but at least was doing it once a day. After some days, we had to shift to a different apartment, and this was a tiresome task, and it led to the discontinuation in my practice. And now, I am not able to restart it. I am finding it extremely difficult to wake up in the morning. I am stuck in a vicious circle. Kindly advise me on restarting the practice. Every morning, when I wake up and see the clock, I get very dejected. And gradually, the belief that I can follow this path is reducing, which is even more disappointing.
Please help me.

Thanks a lot.

Make a mental prayer to the Almighty to give strength to continue with unbroken practice to know the self and gradually increase the wake up time by 15 minutes every week. You will soon overcome the inertia and comeback on track.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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