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Dear Sir,
Sometimes, there are unavoidable breaks in the Sadhana - like, traveling, guests at home (during the Sadhana time), which cause a break in the Sadhana in the morning/evening. Will they have bad effect on the progress?
Thanks a lot.

1. One should try one's best to adhere to regular and uninterrupted Sadhana, keeping it as the prime focus.

2. While an occasional miss in practice, due to unavoidable circumstances does not cause much of an impediment, the same, if made into a habit will negatively affect progress.

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(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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