Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
November 8 november
Life teaches you, if you have faith.
Faith is most important.
I serve you because I love you or am devoted to you, which means it is all in me and does not look at you, into you; it is not dependent upon what you do towards me.
If that is possible, there is love.
Then you are free; in that service there is freedom - I am free to serve you because I don't expect anything in return.
When the thorn is in one's foot, one does not resignedly say, "This is not my business; leave it to God."
One does not "accept", as accepting leads to justifying and defending.
Facing the cobra one does not stay motionless, but does everything one has to do - except one does not step on it!
Similarly with a thorn in the foot.
Aware of the thorn, of the venomous snake, one is constantly on guard, one-pointedly.
This above all - vigilance till the last breath.

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