Free from Identification You are not the mind, not the body. They are your instruments. You are not your intellect. You should teach yourself to be completelyMessage 1 of 176 , Mar 30View SourceFree from Identification
"You are not the mind, not the body. They are your instruments.
You are not your intellect. You should teach yourself to be
completely free from wrong identification. When you really
understand that you are not the body, when the skin droops a
little you won't be unhappy, you won't try to have plastic
surgery for that, because after all it's just skin. If you have
a lot of money in the bank, you say, `Oh I am rich.' All of a
sudden, if the bank collapses, do you become poor? Don't
identify yourself with money, name, position, the body, the
mind and so on. Then you will really enjoy this life and the
world. When you know that you are different from what you possess,
then you won't allow those things to possess, define and bind you.
"God bless you. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
The year 2014 marks the auspicious occassion of the
centennial (100th birth anniversary) of Sri Gurudev
Please join Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville and Integral Yoga International in creating a Global Garlandin celebration of the Centennial and to honor the many contributions of by the world
by Sri Gurudev. During 2013 we hope you will join us in planning special events, programs, activities, that will be a growing and inspiring global garland to offer Sri Gurudev during 2014.
The Global Garland officially begins on December 22, 2013 with
the opening of an Ayurvedic Center in Pune, India in honor of
Sri Gurudev and will culminate back in India on December 22, 2014 with the dedication of the Light Of Truth Universal Shrine under construction now at Satchidananda Alayam (Sri Gurudev's birthplace) in Chettipalayam (South India). Be a part of the Global Garland
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activities so that the entire year of 2014 is filled with
offerings that share the timeless teachings of Yoga that we
have been so blessed to receive from Sri Gurudev.
Thank you. Om Shanti. Jai Gurudev!
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Question: How can I know when to serve others and when it is best for me to say no without guilt? Sri Swami Satchidananda: You yourself should know how muchMessage 176 of 176 , Oct 26View Source
Question: How can I know when to serve others and when it is best for me to say no without guilt?
Sri Swami Satchidananda: You yourself should know how much you can give. You cannot give beyond your capacity. If you have done a lot of service that day, and if you are really tired, you should say no. Otherwise, you are saying no to your own body or mind. In the name of helping others, you should not put your body into a situation where it might get hurt. Your conscience will tell you if you are just finding an excuse; but if you really need the rest, then you can honestly say no. You don't have to feel guilty about it.
Why should you feel guilty? Nobody expects you to go beyond your capacity, If you try to do something beyond your capacity, you might even make a mess of it. So, know your capacity, know your limitations. Then offer your services. There's no need to feel guilty at all. If you feel guilty, then maybe you can do it but you just don't want to. If your conscience is clear, you don't have to feel guilty.
Ask advice from your own pure Self. Your conscience is always clean. That's the part of God in you. It's what you call the guru within. It's not necessary to always get advice from someone outside. The conscience is constantly giving us advice, but often we don't listen to it. We don't even want to listen. Someone else can only help you for a while. You should learn to ask that buddy within.
Sometimes you might feel a conflict: "I don't know which is the Self and which is the ego. One says 'Do it;' the other says, 'Don't do it.'" In that case go to someone who is capable of recognizing the difference. But, ultimately, we have to develop the capacity to discriminate within ourselves. That is why meditation is so important. Until you become established in that, at least in meditation you should be able to hear your own inner Self.
Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi