Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Quote

"We spent seemingly endless hours in the offices of doctors and dentists. Once after a two-hour wait in a doctor's office Swami [Madhavananda, ninth president of the Ramakrishna Mission] said to me, 'If we, who come in this train of a divine incarnation and his partners, have it like this, just think of what must be the lot of ordinary people.'

"This gave me considerable food for thought."

-Swami Yogeshananda


  1. I hope that's not a commentary on your state of health at present, and that if so you feel better soon!

  2. Not at all. I've been spending a lot of time with dentists of late, but it has been unusually pleasant.

    I did spend some time at the Rogers Park police department last week; while doing my business I watched a stream of people with sad stories pass through. It made me feel fortunate and a bit frivolous.

    When I got home, I came across this passage.

  3. Isn't it nice to have the luxury to worry about things that seem important, but really aren't?

    I'm having such a "crisis" at work this afternoon. Luckily, I took a yoga class at lunch time.