Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- What Else Does Anyone Want?
"For a long time, I had this saying on my
stationery: `It's all Your name. It's all
Your form. It's all Your deed. And it's
all for good.' Since childhood, I have believed
that, and I don't think I ever regretted having
that belief. It is that belief that always
keeps me sane, that keeps me peaceful, never
too upset over anything. Why? Because it's all
for good. Maybe you might say, `Oh that's an easy
way of escaping.' Well, whether it's escaping or
not, all I get is my peace. That is something
more precious to me than anything in the world.
You may call it escapism or blind faith, but what
it is to me is that I am retaining my peace.
Because of that peace, I am always joyful, always
happy. What else would anyone want?
God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
For more by and about Swami Satchidananda:
- "When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always."
Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda