Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
May 24 mei
You are trapped in this world in which you experience a succession of happiness and unhappiness, success and failure, pleasure and pain.
Something is born in you, something dies in you.
That itself is enough reincarnation.
Each day you are born and you die a thousand times.
Every hope is a new birth.
Every frustration is a death.
With faith you will recognize naturally, in and through these changes, something that is immutable.
This is the key to self-realization.
Even the ' intervals ' of physical ' death ' (which is only an unusually extended form of deep sleep) are an indispensable step in this delicate process of purification, meant to ensure that the overall effect of the accomplishments of each life-span is preserved and the cumbersome and distracting details are washed away.
Freedom is freedom from that which you possess and are possessed by.
Freedom is freedom from that which you know, and have therefore limited.
Freedom is freedom from that which has conditioned your mind and distorted your vision.
The love that is directed towards Him becomes immortal, and the lover that is thus linked to the immortal is also immortalized.

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