How Do We Overcome our Defects and Weaknesses? | Practice to Perfection | Swami Mukundananda


when we discovered defects in ourselves
we should not become demoralized accept it as the reality because we have spent
endless lifetimes in this world in innumerable lifetimes we are dashed our
mind to material things so it’s natural that we have deficiencies realize them
and then take steps to eradicate them that is the proper approach some people
when they realize their defects they become despondent Oh Swamiji I will
never do it it’s so difficult know these defects can be removed and that is the
positive part of it so how will they be removed he gives us the sutra the
irreplaceable sutra and that is practice practice practice practice there is no
other alternative to practice everything that we accomplished in the world was
true practice when we learnt typing on the first day it was such a struggle you
have to search for each letter and then when you be typing for one year your
fingers are flying on the keyboard at the speed of 80 words a minute now
somebody comes and sees wow you type so fast do you have some yogic sities of
mystic power not honor City it is the result of one year’s practice
you see these acrobats in the circus they have a plane to copper plate a cup
plate cup plate Cup and then they walk on the tightrope how did this Acrobat do
it it’s the result of years of practice similarly in the spiritual journey we
have to put in that practice and then through that practice we will accomplish
the surrender to God and draw his grace so in order to remove these impediments
mother-she Patanjali says you focus on bad absolute truth
you focus on bringing the light in the darkness will vanish by itself don’t
make the darkness the object of your contemplation don’t focus too much on
defects be aware of them so that they don’t trip you down but your endeavor
should be in the positive direction how do i attain that absolute truth so what
is the practice you’ll repeatedly bring your mind on that absolute truth which
is blond which is your eternal soul and which is your relationship with him make
this the object of your contemplation


77 Responses

  1. Preeti Malhotra

    February 5, 2019 1:14 am

    Make the perfect God the object of your contemplation! Bring in the light to eradicate the defects! Wonderful wisdom!

  2. Chandra Harnam Pokan

    February 5, 2019 1:52 am

    Thank you Swamiji for this awesome lesson.
    Practice make you perfect.
    Radhey Radhey. 🙏💙

  3. Smita Mehta

    February 5, 2019 2:35 am

    Swamiji so beautifully says that our material mind is characterized by mental defects carried over innumerable lifetimes. Thus, we should accept this fact and take steps to overcome defects through intensive practice. We should be aware of our defects but contemplate on our relationship with God as we engage in daily sadhana. Thank you, Swamiji!

  4. Radhe Premi

    February 5, 2019 2:35 am

    God resides in everyone and everything. If we make habit of seeing God everywhere, our negative thoughts start going away because we need His grace.

  5. Pritha Rao

    February 5, 2019 3:52 am

    An important reminder for everyone, keep your focus on the goal rather than the difficulties in the path. Thank you Swamiji!

  6. Iccha Dwivedi

    February 5, 2019 5:03 am

    Thankyou soo much for always motivating us swami ji
    And thankyou for uploading such a nice and blissfull vedio by which i can be normal now as i was stuck in thinking that i have soo much of defects and i don't know how to overcome that… Radhey Radhey🙏🙏

  7. Hina Patel

    February 5, 2019 5:58 am

    We all have defects in ourselves for endless lifetime . Instead of being sorry 😐, we need to practice to perfection and contemplate on the brighter side of it . Thanks 🙏 Shri Swamiji for such an eye opening wisdomful video . A must watch for materialistic people 😀Jai Ho


    February 5, 2019 12:47 pm

    First we had to know our defects and weaknesses,then through practice and positive attitude towords the the ultimate truth to attain the level of perfection ,that we want to achieve. Radhey Radhey Swami ji.

  9. sunil sinha

    February 5, 2019 1:59 pm

    What a practical solution for some or other defects we, human beings possess.Swamiji has shown us how to keep practicing to elevate our mind in positive direction towards God, realize defects, but not brood over it. Keep practice of uplifting our mind. Aim is surrendering to God. A child in the lap of mother has no defect. Thank you Swamiji


    February 5, 2019 5:18 pm

    We should focus on absolute truth accepting our defects, which will be accomplished through practice. Radhe Radhe . Thank you

  11. sunilnini

    February 5, 2019 6:49 pm

    First we need to acknowledge our defects and then practice and practice and practice only with full devotion to God can make us overcome our defects. Thank you, Swamiji, for such a wonderful lecture!!🙏🙏🙏

  12. Bill Rafferty

    February 5, 2019 11:01 pm

    Practice makes perfect, as they say. And it applies to our spiritual work just like any other thing we wish to master.

  13. sameer ansari

    February 6, 2019 9:19 am

    Hi guru ji. How you learn English in harder manner,you English is so powerful, how can I improve…….

  14. Amogh

    February 7, 2019 12:49 am

    The best preceptors inspire. Thank you Swamiji, for sharing the pure knowledge of the Vedas and the teachings of Saints.!

  15. Sandhya Das

    February 7, 2019 5:15 pm

    Very practical line says by Swamiji. The only proven way to improve and fix our weaknesses is through practice. We cannot reach our goal in the first time, or the second time. May be not the third. But keep on practicing, practicing…and one day we will see practice will make us perfect.

  16. Grace Smith

    February 7, 2019 6:08 pm

    Accept the defect, practice to remove it and while practicing don't focus too much on the defect itself but more on the happiness of the one for whom this practice is being undertaken: God. Thank you Swamiji!

  17. Sarah Green

    February 7, 2019 8:46 pm

    Staying positive and practicing while keeping the end-goal in front – that's the only way to perfection in any endeavor – material or spiritual.

  18. Cynthia Bjork

    February 8, 2019 11:41 am

    Thank you Swamiji for the wise counsel —to accept our weaknesses and faults and to practice so we may improve and become fluent. The tone of this message is so consoling and encouraging. Very helpful 🙏🏼💗

  19. Prachi R

    February 8, 2019 4:31 pm

    Very true, there's a natural tendency to give up on the bigger goals, when small inner defeats demoralize us. Thank you for boosting our morale and reminding us to practice.

  20. yogesh sharma

    February 10, 2019 5:46 pm

    Practice makes perfect राधे राधे गोविंद राधे गुरुदेव

  21. Dale Rafferty

    February 11, 2019 1:57 am

    Practical points in this video from Swami Mukundananda. Rather than obsessing over our short comes… better to practice thinking positively about what comes our way each day.

  22. Murali Waro

    February 11, 2019 10:40 pm

    We should be aware of our defects but contemplate on our relationship with God as we engage in daily sadhana. Thank you, Swamiji!


    February 13, 2019 4:11 pm

    The only quality that is essential for success in any aspect of human endeavor is willpower or self control.

  24. abhipsa sahu

    February 14, 2019 6:50 am

    From innumerable lifetimes our material mind is completely inclined towards the defects.. but our intensive practice can eradicate these defects.. To accept it in a positive way and to be aware of it to repeat it in future by constant contemplation of Hari Guru is the key to get rid of defects

  25. Sabita Satapathy

    February 14, 2019 7:43 am

    Wonderful message by Swamiji about acceptance.Acceptance is the weapon through which we can achieve things and emerge successful . Radhey Radhey Swamiji.

  26. Surbhi Joshi

    February 14, 2019 6:31 pm

    Right dose just when I needed it! Practice Practice Practice! that is all we need to do. Attaining Divine love is our aim and we should not let anything obstruct this path.

  27. Lipi Das

    February 15, 2019 4:23 am

    In the material world to success any field practice is most important thing. Similarly the spiritual side we repeatedly practice and contemplate our mind only God is our own and our relationship with him is eternal.

  28. swapna simhadri

    February 18, 2019 6:49 am

    We should not contemplate on our defects but we should be aware of them so that they may not trip us down. Practice is such a powerful
    tool that we can remove our impediments and attain the grace of God. So we need to practice on the absolute truth.
    Thank you Swamiji for giving wonderful tool ……. Radhey Radhey

  29. Bidulata Mishra

    February 20, 2019 9:43 am

    radhey radhey swamiji.thanks a lot ,for explane about practice a person can do any hard work.any impossible work is possible by practice.thanks again.


    February 24, 2019 12:22 pm

    Repeated practice makes us perfect. Swamiji explained with good examples in the field of divine sadhana.

  31. Preeti Malhotra

    March 11, 2019 3:28 am

    Concentrate on all that is good and pure, instead of what is defective and unproductive. This way, eliminate your defects by replacing them with progressive and constructive measures!


    October 13, 2019 1:51 pm

    Excellent message through this beautiful spiritual discourse for the public at large. I loved, liked and shared this. Swami ji, please bless me to practice upon contemplation.❤🙏❤


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