Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Changing Forms
"Birth and death are changing forms. The plant
changes into a flower, and the flower changes
into a garlandand if you leave the garland alone
for some time, it will change into dust. It is
the same for the body. The body is composed of
the elements, and the elements are constantly
changing. One day, when the body decomposes, the
body is dead, but you, the owner of the body, are
always the same. This realization of immortality
is possible only when you free yourself from your
identification with the body. What's more, it is
when you experience the realization of your own
immortality that you can be permanently happy.
The happiness that seems to be coming from your
possessions is false or, in other words, reflected happiness.
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
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