Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Freedom from Desire
"When you dedicate everything to God, you
are free from being affected by the dualities:
ups and downs, pleasure and pain, merit and
demerit. That means that you achieve chitta
vritti nirodhah, the cessation of the
fluctuations of mind, which is the goal
f Yoga. Thought forms happen because of
desires and because of the desire to possess
the reactions of your action. When you are
free of these desires, then there are no
fluctuations; the mind is clean and enjoys
rest. That is called tranquility of mind.
Those interested in tranquility of mind should
act just for the sake of the action, for the
benefit of the universe, not for one's own
benefit. It is only when a personal motive is
present that we are we subject to the dualities
and that we become perturbed. It's for our own
peace that we dedicate all the actions to God,
to Nature or to others.
"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