Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Finding Eternal Happiness
"The goal of human life is to find eternal
happiness and supreme peace. Invariably,
everyone is seeking to have this permanent
joy. All the great sages, saints and prophets
who have realized this peace and joy have
told us that the moment you keep your mind
calm and serene, you can enjoy supreme happiness.
Our effort in the name of religion, Yoga or
any spiritual practice should be toward achieving
this peace and calmness of mind. A restless mind
is an impure mind; an impure mind is a restless
mind. If we could keep the mind clean, it will
find its calmness. `Cleanliness is next to
Godliness.' Why? Because only a clean mind can
be calm, and only a calm mind can reveal true happiness.
"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