Weekly Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- A Healthy Ego
"Don't try to get rid of your ego. Without ego,
there's no incentive. Even God has a super-ego,
otherwise why would God create the universe?
Just change your ego. Make it healthy. If you
get rid of it, you will be useless. But if you
purify it by changing 'I' to 'we' and 'mine' to
'our,' then you have gone to the root cause and
transformed it. Then you can develop a strong,
healthy ego. After all, what is ego? It's just
the individual feeling, which eventually disappears
in the universality of God. Until then, it is your
ego that takes you toward God. Without that good ego,
how could you do your sadhana or spiritual practice?
To approach God, you need the ego. But as you get
very close, you lose it."
"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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