Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
January 25 januari
Of course, you can 'believe'.
But your belief and my belief spring from 'ignorance'.
You think you know - and that knowledge is 'greater ignorance'.
We only think or guess that we are searching for and seeking peace and happiness.
In truth we do not know.
For every time we get what we regarded as peace and happiness, we drop it and seek something else.
Only this seeking is continuous.
The quest is always there.
Hence it is good to understand that quest.
We do not know its goal, hence all that we can do is to be aware of it.
In the meantime, normal life goes on.
But when this inner observation is continuous, life's ups and downs do not affect us as they did when the observation was not there.
It is only when I bring something else in that conflict manifests in my life.

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