Weekly Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- "There is only one God. You can call God by
any name you want, pray any way you want.
You can worship God in any form you want,
because essentially God has no particular
name or form. That is why we say God is
omnipresent. God is everywhere as everything.
It is not even that God is IN everything. No.
God is everywhere AS everything. So whatever
you look at, you are seeing God appearing in
a different form with a different name. So, pray
any way you want. God knows all the languages.
If you want to pray in Spanish, go ahead. In English?
Go ahead. Hebrew? Go ahead. Hindi? God knows all the
languages. God doesn't bother with what language you
use, what words you use. God looks into your heart.
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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