“Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you.”- Marcus Aurelius
“To be happy one must not be too concerned with the opinion of others. One should pursue one’s goals single-mindedly, with a quiet confidence, without thinking of others.” – Albert Camus
A beautiful poem from The Tao of Pooh –
How can you get very far,
If you don’t know Who You Are?
How can you do what you ought,
If you don’t know What You’ve Got?
And if you don’t know Which To Do
Of all the things in front of you,
Then what you’ll have when you are through
Is just a mess without a clue
Of all the best that can come true
If you know What and Which and Who.
What have you not given up? Find that out and give up that.
Sadhana is a search for what to give up. Empty yourself completely.
Imagine living in our place of worship with our families, friends, and colleagues: There aren’t any evil thoughts; Only devotion, gratification and our obligatory duties.
If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. As if a town had no interest in its forests but to cut them down!
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