Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
November 29 november
A story is told of how a vagabond entered a village where a four-day wedding feast was in progress.
Uninvited he entered the bride's house and received honor due to the members of the groom's party.
He mingled with the latter pretending to belong to the bride's party.
Then someone asked him: "Who are you?"
At that he quietly slipped away.
That is just what the ego does when confronted with the question, "Who is 'I'?"
It is a mirage, a shadow, a robber seen in a dream.
It is an uninvited guest, which can, however, cause a lot of havoc.
We are not worried if we are fools.
We are not worried even if others know we are fools.
But we are upset when we are aware that others know we are fools.

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