You have said in one of your lessons that the aspirant should fast only once a month. But Gandhiji and others have stressed the importance of fasting. …

They say that
one should fast at least three or four times in a month. Moreover, they point out that
fasting helps self-control. How is it that you do not allow frequent fasting?

Fasting does help in self-control. But, too much fasting weakens the body and the mind
and retards spiritual Sadhana. I am also a strong votary of fasting. Fasting is a great
Prayaschitta. It expiates any kind of sin quickly. It has got a tremendous purifying influence on
the heart. Read Manu Smriti. As the vast majori…