Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
November 12 november
While the ancient villager distributed the surplus to poor people and animals, the modern housewife preserves it in the refrigerator.
If you contemplate the growth of a tree, you will realise that as its branches spread out, its roots go deep and spread out underground, too.
Minus the roots, the growth above - even if it were possible would wither away and might become a menace.
No-one would dare sit under a tree without roots.
Yet the whole of humanity today lives in such a state!
What is devotion?
It is motion in depth within me.
There should be no externalization.
The opposite of emotion is devotion or depth; the fountain which sees the truth, which loves the truth, which loves God deep within, not only here but everywhere, deep within.
When I reach the depth of the image, I suddenly realize that in the depth of all beings, including this being, there is God.
How shall I worship him?
In any manner I like.

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