(Last Updated on : 20/03/2010)
The yogic principles are firmly established when the effort is continued in accordance with yogic principles consistently and for a long time, with earnestness, attention, application and devotion. This theme is further contoured in the fourteenth yoga sutra of Patanjali Yoga.
for a long time
without interruption, continuous
passionately practised, performed diligently
of firm ground, firmly rooted, well fixed
Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm establishment for restraining the fluctuations.
Insightful wisdom is acquired through unfaltering, dedicated, attentive practice, and non-attachment through applied restraint. However, success may blow up the sadhak's ego, and he should be careful not to become a victim of intellectual pride, which may drag him away from enlightenment. If this happens, he should re-establish his practice by taking supervision from a skilled master, or through his own discrimination, so that humility replaces pride and spiritual wisdom dawns. This is correct practice.