Advanced Yoga Study ( By Swami Dharmananda
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sexual dress or behavior attracts wrong companions who satisfy their lust and then forsake the one they have wrongly used. The purity of modesty will attract its own virtuous kind. Modesty as a sense of spiritual shame is the mark of a person who easily recognizes his fault and quickly eradicates them. A man undeveloped in soul qualities is rebellious, sarcastic or indifferent when advised to mend his ways. 

Achapalam (absence of restlessness) 
This when cultivated enables one to avoid physical and mental roamings and useless activities. Nervousness and restlessness are usually caused by constant indulgence in sense pleasures or by habitual negative thoughts or by emotional problems or by strong craving for any worldly ambition. 

Tejas (Radiance) 
Tejas is vitality, it is present in all beings and in the electrons, and protons and the atoms. It is a product of God's consciousness. Tejas bestows on man mental and moral boldness and the radiation of extreme confidence in righteousness that emanates from devotees who have felt within themselves the surety of the Divine power. Such experiences develop heroic spiritual nature. Many saints have chosen to die or be killed miserably rather than give up their faith. 
Divine radiance is characterized by a natural unfoldment of spiritual magnetism, an unassumed vibratory aura of goodness, and a quite outer expression of deep inner joy. 

Kshama (Forgiveness) 
It is the power that consists in not inflicting or wishing to inflict punishment on those who harm or wrong him. He knows that cosmic laws will see to it that all injustices are rectified. It is unnecessary and presumptuous to attempt to hasten its working or to determine their form. This does not mean that in society evil doers should not be punished. Their punishment should be meted out without malice or spirit of revenge. A passage in the Mahabharata says " One should forgive under any injury. Forgiveness is holiness; by forgiveness the universe is held together. Forgiveness is the might of the mighty, forgiveness is sacrifice; forgiveness is quiet of mind. Forgiveness and gentleness are the qualities of the self-possessed". However it must be clearly understood that forgiveness motivated by cowardice or an inability to act is not a spiritual quality. 

Dhriti (Forbearance) 
This power enables the devotee to bear misfortunes and insults with equilibrium. Outward events cannot shake him, nor can inner turmoil deflect him from his chosen goal. By patience and stability the seeker learns to adhere under all circumstances to noble activities in the outer world and to retain the perceptions of truth born of meditations. Dhriti expands the cup of his consciousness until it can hold within itself the vast ocean of divinity. 

Adroha (Non-hatred) 
This quality should be patiently developed by everyone. A devotee who feels malice towards others losses the power to see God in all. A yogi does not blind his vision by any thought or act of dislike or treachery even against sinners or self-proclaimed...enemies. One who is 

 

   
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