by Swami Sivananda
Slay egoism, your arch-enemy, through self-sacrifice, self-surrender, self-denial, service, humility, prayer, worship, Japa nama and identification with Atman.
Burn this ego, through discrimination, Vairagya (dispassion) Atma-vichara (enquiry into the nature of Atman, the Supreme Self) and Samadhi.
You will enjoy the immortal bliss of the Eternal !
Without practice nothing can be achieved. The practice should be accompanied by perfect faith and devotion.
If there is no faith and regularity, success is impossible. Practice should be continued till you get perfection.
FOUR POINTS FOR MEMORY IN SADHANA
1. REMEMBER THE PAINS OF SAMSARA - will produce Vairagya (dispassion)
2. REMEMBER DEATH. - will produce Vairagya (dispassion)
3. REMEMBER THE SAINTS. - will bring inspiration.
4. REMEMBER GOD. - will cause attainment of God-consciousne
~ Swami Sivananda