Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Be the Witness
"Witnessing the mind means that you just
watch anything and everything that happens
in the mind just as you allow children to
play and you watch them. Do not interfere.
Let any thought come in and simply go on
watching it. When you do it continuously,
you will see that the thoughts themselves
slowly subside. Let the thoughts feel that
you are witnessing them. Once they know
that you are witnessing them, they won't
be restless. They will slowly calm themselves,
and that is the idea behind observing
the mind. So, locate the real witness within
you and feel that you are that.
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
For information about Yogaville, Swami Satchidananda's ashram:
- "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