How to attain concentration? There are no short cuts. Constant practice is needed. In the beginning, it is a great thing if by chance we get even one or two minutes of concentration in an hour. We should make continuous and sincere effort without stopping until we gain one pointed concentration.
To face different situations in life with presence of mind and mental poise, first we have to train the mind.
If we continuously maintain Self-awareness, we will be able to experience peace and happiness.
The only way to put an end to the ruler of these negative thoughts and emotions is to develop awareness.
An artist paints with focus; the painting becomes complete only through ekagrata (one-pointedness). Similarly, whatever is our goal, we need focus on that to make it complete.
Spend each moment intensely focused on the spiritual goal of life. Take a pledge to put effort in this direction.
We should live every moment with awareness.
When karma (action) is performed with awareness and compassion as its driving force, it accelerates one’s spiritual journey.