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What is niShtA
« on: December 02, 2012, 08:52:12 AM »
Nishtha means perfect devotion and sticking to one's ideal. There is no wavering or oscillation of the mind here. The Yogi of Karma Nishtha has the firm, unshakeable conviction that his Nishtha will lead him to the goal and attainment of supreme bliss. He plunges himself in Karma. He is absorbed in Karma. Raja Janaka had his Nishtha in Karma Yoga. Sri Mahatma Gandhiji was a Yogi of Karma Nishtha. He never deviated from his ideal. He was established in his Nishtha. Nishtha is a sine qua non for success. Then only one can apply his full heart, mind and intellect to the work on hand. Failure is due to lack of Nishtha. Nishtha develops will-power. Nishtha helps quick growth and rapid evolution.

(swAmi sivAnandA)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta


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Re: What is niShtA
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 09:31:00 AM »
Nishta is 'constant chintana' so that one becomes That. Like a worm inside the cocoon, becoming a fly.

Arunachala Siva.