Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
November 1 november
Pursuit of pleasure ruins both society and the pursuer who is part of it.
To 'run away from oneself' means just this: the attention instead of flowing towards one's centre tries to stray into some sort of object during that period.
If you try to remember something that happened ten years ago, you will never be able to remember it as it was, without some imagination distorting it.
Memory is never pure; it is invariably distorted by hope.
Hope interferes with the purity of memory, and in the same way all our hopes are invariably built on memory.
Take the memory away and there are no hopes.

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