Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
May 28 mei
The four means to salvation:
virtues conducive to tranquillity of the mind, and
an intense yearning for God.
I am alone, I was born alone, I will die alone and nothing, nothing, nothing in the world will do anything!
Even so, everybody is born alone and will die alone and will pursue their own course.
I cannot cling to them and there is no sense in my allowing myself to be clung to.
In the meantime, you and I are together - we can make our lives as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
As a matter of fact, if there is no attachment there is a greater joy in relationship.
There is no jealousy, no sense of possession, no clinging, nothing.
Whether you are my father or mother, my wife or husband, my son or daughter it's beautiful.
As long as we are together - which means as long as you want to stay with me and I want to stay with you - we can love each other.
But even then I realise that one day you will die, one day I will die.
When that is seen clearly, then there is no attachment.
You are extremely humble for you see that the lowliest person in the world is you in another form.

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