Weekly Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- "When a saintly person gives you something, he or she doesn't expect
anything in return. It's just like everything in nature. Does nature
expect anything from you? A tree gives its fruit. Does it look for a
thank-you note from you? No. The cow gives milk. Rain falls and
nourishes our crops.
The entire nature constantly gives and gives and gives to us, but it
doesn't expect anything in return. Any kind of expectation creates a
problem. We should accept, but not expect. Whatever comes, accept it.
Whatever goes, accept it. The immediate benefit is that your mind is
You won't blame anybody. You won't praise anybody; you'll have a
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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