Weekly Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- "Unfortunately, the ego also got into religion. When it's `I, me
mine,' its all egoistic. `My religion, my God.' Religion is not for
that--it's to get rid of the ego, to clean up the ego. Many more
people have died in the name of God and religion than in all the wars
and natural calamities. Is that the purpose of religion? Is that what
all these great sages and saints taught us? No. Strictly speaking, we
all have a religion of our own. Every individual has his or her own
religion, but with a common purpose: to experience the God within. The
meaning of `religion' is getting back, to go back to God.
God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
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- What Makes You Beautiful?
"The more you worry about your weight,
the more sick you become. The worry itself
causes increase in weight because many
people eat a lot when they worry. The more
you think of weight, the more weight you
will have. As you think, so you become.
Worry is the most dangerous disease. Keep
the mind healthy always. If someone doesn't
want to like you because of your weight, that
person is interested only in your flesh, not
in your qualities. What will make a person
beautiful? The beauty of wisdom that dawns
through tranquility of mind. We have enough
troubles and worries. Yogis should not be
bothered with weight issues. Let us think
of more important things in life that could
bring peace, joy and harmony.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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