From the 46 maxims of conduct: If your meditation or prayer isn’t progressing properly or if desires you entertain don’t come to fruition, don’t get dispirited with God. If you do, it will discourage you even more and you’ll lose peace, however small or big, that you may have earned. During meditation and chanting, you should not be dispirited, desperate, or discouraged. When such feelings come, take it that it is the fault of your spiritual exercises, and endeavour to do them correctly. You can easily attain the divine principle only when you automatically behave and act in this manner in your daily conduct and in all actions. Therefore, hold on to these maxims firmly. Chew and digest these spoken sweets, which have been distributed and be happy! (Sandeha Nivarini, Ch 7)
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