Do you know what is ‘Swadhyaya’?




Do you know what is ‘Swadhyaya’?
Do you know what is ‘Swadhyaya’? Swa – means ‘your own self’ Dhyaya – means to contemplate/focus upon. Swadhyaya means to focus upon your own self. How can one focus upon himself with his senses constantly directed outwards on external people/situations/things? One needs to learn to start looking within. That’s why I give you homework to do after every knowledge session. So that you start looking inwards.

Doing your homework is an essential part of your spiritual growth. I call it ‘self-study’. It is of no use if you learn about everything that is there in the external material world and neglect to understand your own-self.

If you have not yet started doing your ‘self-study’, its not too late. Pick up the summaries from the previous 4-5 chapters, look at the homework questions and start writing down the answers. Send those answers to

Nobody will look at your homework, not even I. It is just for your own self-growth. So if you are sincere about ‘knowing your own-self’, start writing the answers NOW!

Sending Blessings to you for a sincere commitment and thirst for ‘self-enquiry’!

Love & Bliss,
Ekta Bathija
Art Of Living Foundation – USA


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