Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Know Your Self
"Imagine, you say, `My mind is totally upset
today. Yesterday I was all peaceful, happy.
Today, I am disturbed.' What is the common
thing behind these statements? The common
factor is that you know. You know that you
are disturbed; you know you are not disturbed.
The true you is that which knows everything,
while the superficial you, is the mind.
Although your mind is disturbed in some
way today, the knower of your mind is not
disturbed. Your mind was happy yesterday,
and now, today, your mind is not happy.
When you say your mind, then who are you?
You might say, `I am my body, my mind, my
intelligence, my ego.' Of course you seem
to have those things. But, who are you in
reality? Find out the answer. That is what
you call, `knowing your Self.'
"God bless you. Om Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
- "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