Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- Without Expectation
"When you do an act, if you have a personal motive
behind it or if you expect a reward by that action,
even before you start doing it, you build up tension.
There is an expectation, there is anxiety. There is
fear of losing something also. So you spoil the mind
with which you are doing the action. Then the action
itself is spoiled. Instead, if the mind is kept free
from any expectation whatsoever and if your action is
done just for the sake of action, for the sake of others,
then that action is a perfect one.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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- "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