Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
 
December 6 december
Tradition has great use: it keeps a society together and organized, thus freeing each one from the unnecessary task of carrying another' s burden and from being weighed down by little cares and petty anxieties.
A sage rises above tradition, but does not willfully abandon it.
Perhaps mind is only a word, yet it creates - not sorrow, but the thought of sorrow.
This sorrow is merely a thought, yet having projected it, the mind feeds on it becoming more and more unhappy.
This is the most undignified way for a human being to live.
Consider that you are only the trustee of the wealth that has been entrusted to you by God.
You are certainly not going to take it away with you when you leave this world, so why make yourself and others miserable by hoarding it?
Put yourself in the other man's position, sincerely and truly.
What would you expect? Compassion?
Be compassionate.
Turn accursed wealth into a great blessing.
Share with all.

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