Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Rise Above Duality
"The world is always a mixture of good and bad.
You can't see all good without bad, because they
are both sides of the same coin. If everything is
good, then life is not worth living here. There's
no charm, there's no purpose. Both qualities are
necessary. We have been given free will and the
discriminative capacity to select what is beneficial
to us and to avoid that which is detrimental. So the
concept of good and bad is mainly for human beings;
it's a sort of testing ground. In that way, we
develop and we evolve. We develop our capacities,
we sharpen our intellect and we rise above all that.
That is the real Yoga, when you rise above the dualities.
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
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