Excerpts from Swami Venkatesananda's writings

today/vandaag is
September 9 september
Pure iron-filings rush to the magnet, while rusted ones do not; through no fault of the magnet itself.
Yoga has no goal at all.
The pursuit of the goal is the root cause of all our troubles and difficulties.
When the goal is dropped, life seems to know which way to flow, how to flow and in that flow there is no problem, there is no anxiety, there is no mental distress, there is no unhappiness.
But the avoidance of unhappiness is not necessarily the goal of yoga.
When the self remains the self, without pursuing a goal outside itself, without pursuing an object created by itself, there is bliss.
Bliss is not the goal.
Once the bliss is taken to be a goal outside the self, the division is made and trouble starts.
But life is not something that stands in front of you - life is in motion.

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