Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- A Mind Calm and Serene
"Detachment keeps your mind calm and serene,
but the moment you show any attachment, you
put tension in the mind. A yogi is one who
has a tranquil mind, a neutral mind that has
found the zero point, so his or her judgment
will be absolutely clean and perfect. To find
neutrality, one should be detached, with neither
likes nor dislikes; if the mind leans to either
of the sides, it will lose its power of judgment.
That neutral point can be achieved only by a
completely detached mind. That is the goal of
Yoga: neutrality, tranquility, equanimity.
Samatvam yoga uchyate, says the Bhagavad Gita.
Equanimity is Yoga. To such a mind permanent
happiness is its property.
"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