Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- See Yourself
"How do you know that you are the image of God?
Only by seeing your Self. The mind is ready to
show you your true nature, when the mind is stilled
and peaceful. But you are trying to keep the mind
quiet by talking about it. Are you quiet, if you
say, `I want to be quiet?' It's almost like talking
while trying to fall asleep: `I want to sleep.' When
would you sleep? Even the wanting to sleep slips
away from your mind, when you are quietly preparing
to sleep. That means, don't do anything to disturb
your mind. Is it possible not to do anything? Your
stomach will cry for food. Your eyes will want to
see things. So what can you do? Become the witness.
"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