Weekly Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Control Your Tongue
"If you really want to achieve something great
in this worldnot only spirituality, even in
your material lifecontrol your tongue. Talk
limitedly, decently, measure your words twice
before you talk, because a word is a bird. Yes,
once let out, you can't whistle it back. It goes
out of your cage, the teeth, from the mouth.
Think twice, think thrice: Can I use this word?
Can I send it out? We don`t think. We just say
something and then, after, we say, `Oh, I'm sorry.'
Well you can't just by saying `sorry' take it back.
It has damaged your relationship, your reputation.
It is not only money we must spend in a thrifty way,
even our words must be spent in the proper way.
"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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