Sunday, January 31, 2010

HOW TO BE




From Swami Sivananda's daily readings, for Sunday 1/31/10:



KNOW THYSELF

Be simple, be humble, be gentle. Be straightforward, be honest, be sincere. Be truthful, be bold, be cheerful. Be tolerant, be generous, be virtuous. Be serene, be self-controlled, be self-delighted. Love all, embrace all, be kind to all. Discriminate and be dispassionate. Reflect and meditate. Know Thy Self and be free. This is Vedanta in daily life.





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Again with the kindness. It's a theme. It's a constant struggle. It's yoga in action:

“Reduce your wants and lead a happy and contented life. Never hurt the feelings of others and be kind to all. Think of God as soon as you get up and when you go to bed.”

-Sri Dharma Mittra

1 comment:

boo boo bear said...

I guess my "to do" and "to be" lists for the week are pretty full!