Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
November 10 november
The child does not grow into an adult merely by throwing the doll away.
If 'I' is absent, as in deep sleep, unhappiness ceases too.
But, then, what is 'I'?
When you look for it, you cannot find it.
If the 'I' is nowhere to be found, sorrow is nowhere either.
This discovery leads to great joy.
However with the next experience, 'I' arises again.
This time it is not so deadly.
You have the key to the problem.
You can dispose of it quickly.
When you find a firm foothold in Self-realisation the awareness in you is able to stop the sorrow before it arises.
It is simple, if you learn not to complicate your life.
It is when the mind has a mental image of a past experience of pleasure projected onto an object, that the link is established. The desire arises.
Otherwise there is no craving in the heart of man if this process is cut somewhere.

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