A PRACTICE FOR PURIFYING THE HEART by John Goldthwait, PhD
This booklet is a support volume to the author’s first book, “Purifying the Heart.” It contains 100 quotes from Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s discourses as a way of helping the reader practice warding off “the vagaries of the mind that are poised to land him in attachments and obsessions resulting in heart-closing thoughts.” Each quote is preceded by a statement that crystallizes the spiritual principle contained in the quote; a statement can be chosen for each day and repeated throughout the day as a reminder. Or, one can easily thumb through the quotes and find a statement or quote that speaks to a particular concern and then focus on it until the attachment causing the concern can be released. For example, number 37 is: The world reflects my thoughts, so it will change when they change. “The external world will reflect your thoughts. If you view the world with love, it will appear as filled with love. If you view it with hatred, everything will appear antagonistic to you.” (Sathya Sai Speaks, 16:17, p. 84, 24 July 1983). In softcover, 48 pages. 2006.