Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
November 20 november
It is good to cultivate the habit of thinking of God before, during and after the performance of every action.
All our experiences and expressions contain an element of truth and an element of falsity.
The false is our own opinion, our ideology and our concepts.
The truth is 'what is'.
This is eternal and infinite and therefore beyond the reach of the intellect.
We fall down because we attempt to excel.
Why do I want to excel?
Because I want to have control over you, to dominate you, to mould you.
It is here that we have gone wrong.
The rose by just being the rose attracts everybody.
We have a beehive at the ashram.
I don't even tell the bees where the roses are blossoming, they know.
That flower, by just being what it is, has such tremendous power over all those bees.

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