Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
 
December 21 december
Sin is neither in God nor in nature, but is hidden in the defiance and the desire.
We have to come to the end of the tether, we have to experience despair, we have to go right down to the edge of the precipice, ready to be knocked over.
Then you know what danger is, then you know what grace is, then you know what lies beyond what is called life.
Saint Francis looked at this man and said, "If you have not learned so far, I cannot teach you any more. If you have not had the power of observation, then saying a few words is not going to be of any use to you."

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