Talking with Arhatic Yoga practitioners, Moderation is probably one of the virtues that is neglected the most as its benefits are hard to comprehend at first. However looking at life closely, we may notice that lack of moderation can lead to disaster!
Moderation also varies from one person to another. What is moderate for one, might not be moderate for another. Therefore practicing moderation requires discernment and great amount of will.
Moderation is a manifestation of the “Power” aspect of God and it requires Will Power to master it.
Though hard to practice, knowing the benefits that Moderation can bring forth, inspires us to spend time in mastering it. So let’s see what benefits we can achieve through the practice of the Virtue of Moderation and Non-excessiveness.
According to Master Choa Kok Sui, moderation is one of the Secrets to Prosperity!
“Within Abundance is the Seed of Poverty… unless you practice tithing, moderation and industriousness.” Master Choa Kok Sui
Most of us, after practicing tithing for some time, have experienced abundance in our lives. But why some, though having a well-paid job, find it difficult to cope up with the expenses?! Not knowing how to budget!
When income goes high, expenses also go high!
The key to prosperity besides tithing, is therefore practicing moderation and budgeting.
If we save and budget, we will have enough money to invest.
“To have fun is good, to have money is good, but practice Moderation. Live within your means. Save 20-30 percent of what you earn. Without savings you cannot accumulate wealth!” Master Choa Kok Sui
Lack of moderation in terms of food, drinking, sex, recreation and even work causes serious health problems.
Most of us tend to be hardworking! We work and work and work to be successful and prosperous so that we can have a secure and enjoyable future. But lack of moderation, often leads to poor health.
Therefore, if we overwork, instead of being able to enjoy our future, we might be using the accumulated wealth, to get back our health!
“Practice Moderation. Do not overwork! Keep your body healthy.” Master Choa Kok Sui
In terms of emotional health, stress and over-worrying about the future leads to various health issues as well.
According to Master Choa Kok Sui, we need not to worry about the future. If we have done everything that has to be done, future will take care of itself.
“To grow spiritually, we need to master the 5 virtues. “Mastery of the Virtues is the Mastery of Balance.” Master Choa Kok Sui
Even practicing the 5 virtues of Arhatic Yoga needs moderation and balance, as development of one virtue is dependent on the development of all the other virtues. The development of one chakra is dependent on the development of all the other chakras! The chakras and the virtues are connected!
Therefore it is not enough to be very loving, intelligence and will should also be balancely developed! Only then we can call ourselves a true practitioner of Arhatic Yoga!
“Intelligence, Love and Willpower should be balancely developed. As you grow, what you consider as moderate or not moderate will change… In life everything must be balanced.” Master Choa Kok Sui
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